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December 28, 1922 ~ February 22, 2012
MAMOU - It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Mathilda Gradnigo announces her passing on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Our Lady Of Lourdes Medical center in Lafayette at the age of 89. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Ann Catholic Church in Mamou at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Interment will follow in the New St. Peter's Cemetery with Father Thomas Voorhies officiating.
Mathilda loved to cook and bake; She also raised a garden, loved to dance to her beloved French music and her Catholic Faith and loved to say the Rosary in French.
A wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by three sons, Russell Pierre Gradney, Jr and wife Idella, of Baton Rouge, Ernest Paul Gradney, Sr. and wife Janice of Prairieville, and Joseph James Gradney and wife Danuta Z. of Mehlhach, Germany; two daughters, Ethel Jean Singleton and husband Roger of Oakdale, and Brenda Gail Bernard and husband Michael of Scott; twenty- one grandchildren and forty-two great- grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild;
She now rests in Heaven with her beloved parents, Odecio and Philomane Gradney and her husband Russell Pierre Gradnigo and twenty seven siblings; At the request of the Gradnigo family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm. A Rosary will be recited at 8:00 pm on Friday evening. The Funeral Home will reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday morning until time of services.
Ardoin Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231.
Family and Friends may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and/or send condolences online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Published in the The Advertiser on Feb. 24, 2012