Joseph Clifton Arceneaux Sr.(1933 - 2014)

Joseph Clifton Arceneaux, Sr.

CARENCRO - Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro for Joseph Clifton Arceneaux, Sr., age 80, who passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence in Carencro.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro.

Mr. Arceneaux was a native and lifelong resident of Carencro. In his early years, he was a lineman for eighteen years with Cooper Electric Company. He retired from Lafayette Parish School Board, a custodian, at Carencro Heights for 15 years. He did lawn service for over fifty years. Mr. Arceneaux was a parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro.

Survivors include his devoted wife of sixty years, the former Rita Rideaux of Carencro; four sons, Danny Arceneaux, Nathan Arceneaux both of Carencro, Marcus Arceneaux, Sr. and his wife, Melanie, of Arnaudville and Jonas Arceneaux, Sr. and his wife, Kitchia, of Lafayette; five daughters, Helen Arceneaux, Monica Henry and her husband, Herbert, Nanette Arceneaux, all of Carencro, Mary Arceneaux of Lafayette and Sharda Howard of Sunset; thirty grandchildren; thirty one great grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Arceneaux and Chester Arceneaux and his wife, Delores, all of Lafayette; and six sisters, Hazel A. Francis, Gussie A. Jacquet, Yola Mae Arceneaux, Annabelle Arceneaux all of Lafayette, Anna Lee Arceneaux of Yorktown, VA and Anna A. Narcisse of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Clifton "Crabeye" Arceneaux, Jr.; his parents, John Arceneaux and the former Belizare Sias both natives of Carencro; one brother, Felton Arceneaux; and three sisters, Rita A. Paddio , Eva Arceneaux and Georgia A. Pommier.

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

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 7:00 a.m. Sunday until service time on Saturday.

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Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

4615 N. University Ave. Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-6366

Published in the The Advertiser on Feb. 13, 2014