Francis Nolan Bernard (1939 - 2014)

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Francis Nolan Bernard

ARNAUDVILLE - Funeral services will be held Monday, February 10, 2014 at a 5:00 p.m. Literary of the Word in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Francis Nolan Bernard, age 74, who passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his residence in Arnaudville.

Interment will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau at a later date.

Mr. Bernard was a native and a lifelong resident of Arnaudville. He was employed with Great Lakes Dredging with 33 years of service and also with Weeks Marine as chief engineer. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Janet Marie Ladner of Arnaudville; one son, Michael Paul Bernard of Monticello, MS; two daughters, Cathy Melancon of Lafayette and Darlene Bernard of Breaux Bridge; 13 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Bernard and the former, Edna Stelly; two sons, Ernest Leroy Bernard and Bernell Ray Bernard; one daughter, Lucy Bernard; two great grandchildren, Daniel "Lil Dan" Guidroz and Jan Hilda Bernard; two brothers, Joseph Sidney Stelly and Leopold Bernard and six sisters, Louella Kidder, Verbie Brasseaux, Rosalie Trahan, Hilda Bernard, Leonia Lagrange and Mildred Angelle.

A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. Monday until service time on Monday.

Pallbearers will be Marty Robert, Mike Bernard, Ryan Lormand, Brian Higginbotham, Randy Lormand, Adrian Lormand, and Joseph Trahan.

Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.



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Arnaudville, LA 70512
(337) 754-5725
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Published in the Daily World on Feb. 9, 2014
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