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Ronald J. Tate Obituary
Ronald J. Tate

April 12, 1934 - March 27, 2013

MAMOU-A wonderful, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Ronald J.Tate will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Ronald, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at his residence in Alexandria surrounded by his loving family. He was 78.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mamou with Father Jose' A. Robles Sanchez officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in the New St. Ann's Mausoleum.

The things that brought Ronnie the most joy in his life were being with his family and friends.

He was a retired Air Force Master Sgt. He was a member of the American Legion in Mamou.

Ronald, leaves behind a loving and grateful family including his loving wife of 56 years, Mary N. Savant Tate of Alexandria; Step-mother Carina "Taunte Sue " Vasseur of Mamou; two sons, Anthony Brent Tate of Dry Prong, and Michael Kent Tate and wife, Shelley of Pollock; two daughters, Pam Coffey and husband, Tom of Utah, and Roxanne Speer and husband, Paul, Sr. of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Tommy Fuselier and wife, Barbara of Pine Prairie, and Jimmy Dugas and wife, Jackie of Fort Worth, Texas; five sisters, Florence Pierrottie of Opelousas, Saundra Jones of Colorado, Glenda Harris of West Virginia, Sandra Tate McClelland and husband James of Franklin and Sharon Tate Berzas and husband, Larry of Mamou; eight grandchildren,and five great-grandchildren he now rests in heaven with his beloved parents, Anna Belle Fuselier and Alfred "Fred" Tate.

The family requests that visitation take place on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm at Ardoin Funeral Home in Mamou. Deacon Chuck Ortego will be recite a Rosary on Monday evening at 6:00 pm. The Funeral Home will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday April 2, 2013 until time of services..

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

The family would also like to extend their thanks and gratefulness to Compassionate Care Hospice of Alexandria for their personal care .

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231.

Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 29, 2013
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