A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Joyce A. Cassard, age 61, at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Fr. Eric Gyan officiating. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. A native of Donaldsonville and resident of Geismar, Mrs. Cassard passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. Joyce excelled as a caregiver. It was not only her occupation but also her passion. She is survived by her husband, Roy Joseph Cassard; son, Lucien Joseph Cassard; sisters, Marie Lucille Bugh, Julie Ann Tullier, Winifred May Hernandez, Beatriz Theresa Mollere, Brenda Sue Dupeire, Norma Jean Para; brothers, Manuel Joseph Allmean, Jr., Howard George Alleman, Paul Anthony Alleman; grandson, Joshua Allen Seghers; Godchildren, Betty Cedotal, Faith Seghers, April Pape, Harry Mollere, Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Joseph Allman, Sr. and Mary Lucy Millien Alleman; sister, Janet May Cedotal and brother, George Felix Alleman. Pallbearers will be Lucien Cassard, Adam Seghers, Paul Alleman, Howard Alleman, Lou Allen Hernandez, Michael Landry, Christopher Dupeire and Timothy Pape. Manuel Alleman, Sr. will serve as honorary pallbearer. The family would like to send a special thanks to Mrs. Cassard's Goddaughter, April Marie Pape, for going above and beyond and for all she did during Mrs. Cassard's time of need. Also, the family would like to acknowledge the doctors and nurses at the Carpenter House who were wonderful in every way. To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.oursofuneralhome.com. Ourso Funeral Homes of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements. To sign and view the family guest book, please visit www.legacy.com/weeklycitizen to offer condolences to the family.
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Published in Gonzales Weekly Citizen from Mar. 5 to Apr. 4, 2014