Joseph D. Touchet
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CARENCRO - Funeral services will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 at a 1:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word service in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Joseph Doris Touchet, age 78. Mr. Touchet entered into this world on October 5, 1934 and entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 7:53 a.m. at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. The Rev. Andre Metrejean, pastor of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.
Mr. Touchet was a native of Forked Island and a resident of Carencro. He was previously employed with Brown & Root for many years until he retired. A veteran of the military, Mr. Touchet briefly served in the United States Navy until being discharged medically in 1951. He was a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Touchet of Carencro; four daughters, Dollie A. Paridon of Sunset, Deborah M. Blanco and her husband, Ronald, of Weatherford, TX, Darlene T. Hamilton and her husband, James "T-Boy", of Lafayette, and Denise T. Simms of Scott; two brothers, Vernice Touchet and Jeff Touchet; and one sister, Carrie Breaux.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odelion Touchet and the former Rena Guidry; one daughter, Rachael Bonvillain; and one brother, Oreal Touchet.
A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the late Dr. Entes, Dr. Gus Ingraldi and staff, Dr. David Muldowny, Dr. Randy Daigle, Dr. Malek, and the staff at Lafayette General Hospital, especially the sixth floor staff and Synergy Home Health for their excellent care.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the The Advertiser on July 21, 2013