John Abrusley Sr.

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John Abrusley, Sr.

05/22/28 - 03/05/14

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. John Abrusley, Sr. will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oakdale with Father Jose Vattakunnel officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale.

Mr. Abrusley, 85, of Oakdale, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Oakdale Community Hospital.

John was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a charter member of the Oakdale Lions Club. He was the longtime owner of Abrusley's Department Store and an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Abrusley, Sr. and Sadia Abrusley; one grandson, Robert David Abrusley, Jr. and four brothers, Edward, Bill, Leon and Jim Abrusley.

Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include his loving wife of sixty-five years, Nelva Hamilton Abrusley of Oakdale; two sons, John Abrusley, Jr. and his wife, Lavanda of Fulshear, Texas and Bobby Abrusley and his wife, Nancy of Oakdale; one daughter, Susan Abrusley Richeson and her husband, Mark of Mansfield, Texas; one brother, Joe Abrusley, Jr. and his wife, Jean of Oakdale; one sister-in-law, Bill Abrusley's wife, JoAnn of Oakdale; seven grandchildren, Chris Abrusley, Robbie Abrusley, Stephanie Abrusley Blyth, Luke Abrusley, Leah Abrusley Rustom, Sydney Richeson and Jake Richeson; eleven great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Joseph, Christina, Brienne, Madison, Jacob, Alex, William, Nicholas, Charlies and Jack and one great-great grandchild, Brady.

Friends may call at Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until departure for services at 2:00 p.m.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home on Friday.

Pallbearers honored to serve are Chris Abrusley, Robbie Abrusley, Luke Abrusley, Joseph Abrusley, Jake Richeson, Mark Richeson and Jim Hargrove.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to .

Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Abrusley family by visiting


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Rush Funeral Home Inc
113 S 11Th St
Oakdale, LA 71463
(318) 335-1700
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Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 7, 2014
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