Margaret Durand

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Margaret Rader Durand

NEW IBERIA - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday, September 1, 2014 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia for Margaret Rader Durand, 85, a lifelong resident of New Iberia, who passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014, in Lafayette.

Interment will be at a later date.

Msgr. Richard Greene will be the Celebrant.

A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM Sunday. Visitation will continue on Monday from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM.

She is survived by her two sons, John Durand and wife Mary of Lafayette, and Paul Durand and wife Sasha of Wenham, Massachusetts; grandsons, Kendall Durand of Atlanta, Georgia, and Dillon Durand, of Wenham, Massachusetts; as well as her sister and best friend, Rosemary Walker.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Maurice Durand; her brother, George Rader; and her parents, John and Julie Jacquemond Durand.

Margaret had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. She enjoyed the simple things in life which made her a joy to know and love. She had many friends from church, her high school class, the New Iberia Garden Club, and her card group. She loved each and every one of you.

Margaret taught school in New Iberia for 25 years. She was obviously an excellent teacher as we often witnessed her students recognizing her around town even recently. After her retirement, she became active in the Garden Club, serving in various capacities including President one year. She was a devout Catholic and quite involved in her church, Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To view on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign guestbook, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331, is in charge of arrangements.



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Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 30, 2014
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