Ernest Girard

Ernest E. Girard, Jr.

Melbourne Beach, FL

Ernest E. Girard, Jr., 84, of Melbourne Beach died Saturday at Holmes Regional Hospital. Ernie was born January 11, 1930, in Valley Falls, RI. He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Ernie III. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mim; his sister: Lyn (John) Wozniak of North Carolina; stepdaughters: Kris Rose of Texas, Kim Holliday of Georgia; Uncle Ben and Aunt Flo Chmura of Melbourne Beach; six grandchildren: Ernie IV, Eric, Ashley, Sean, Ericka, Kaitlyn; six great-grandchildren: Eli and Isabella Girard, and Nick, Madison, Dustin and Kevin Pendleton.

Ernie served as a medic for 20 years in the US Navy and then worked for 25 years as a mail carrier with the US Post Office. He retired to Melbourne Beach and loved golf, working in the yard, and most of all, playing cards twice a week with his pinochle group.

We will all miss him (especially Penny and Tinker).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (2/20) at 10:00 AM in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Melbourne Beach followed by entombment with military honors at Fountainhead Memorial Park. Fountainhead Funeral Home WWW.FOUNTAINHEADFUNERALHOME.COM is in charge of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Addy's Army, 7101 Creedmoor Road Suite 130. Raleigh, NC 27613.

Funeral Home

Fountainhead Funeral Home
7359 Babcock Street SE Palm Bay, FL 32909
(321) 727-3977

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2014