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Michael Bourgeois

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Michael Dale Bourgeois

OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Melancon Funeral Home in Opelousas for Michael Dale Bourgeois, age 56, who passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas.

Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas.

Mr. Bourgeois was a native of Opelousas and a resident of Opelousas. He worked for the Krotz Springs Refinery for over thirty years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he enjoyed life.

Survivors include his wife, Rae Guillory Bourgeois of Opelousas; three brothers, Patrick Bourgeois, Jr. and his wife, Linda, Chris Bourgeois and his wife, Christine and Mark Bourgeois, all of Opelousas; one sister, Sheila Boney and her husband, Karl, of Ville Platte; three godchildren, Jessica Guillory, Cassey Duplichan and Jordan Wyble; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Bertrand Bourgeois, Sr. and the former Clara Belle Lalonde; his maternal grandparents, Leonce and Louise Anslem Lalonde; his paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Bourgeois; and one godchild, Brooks Bellow.

A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Pallbearers will be Mark Bourgeois, Chris Bourgeois, Jamie Bourgeois, Karl Boney, Eliot Bellow and Christopher Bourgeois, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Fontenot, Eddie Bellow and Patrick Bourgeois, Jr.

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Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily World on Oct. 28, 2012
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