Kenneth Richard(1945 - 2013)

Kenneth "Mike" Richard

LAFAYETTE - A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Kenneth "Mike" Richard, 67, who died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette.

Father Gilbert J. Dutel, pastor of St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette, officiated. Interment followed in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.

Mike was born Monday, October 1, 1945 in Abbeville and was a lifetime resident of Acadiana. He was a proud veteran having served in Germany as a SP4 in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mike was a loyal Salesperson for Community Coffee, LLC for 25 years, retiring in 2007. He was a parishioner of St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette.

He was known as a very outgoing and friendly man who never met a stranger. Mike's interests were fishing, football, golf, basketball, and he enjoyed old classical movies.

Mr. Richard was survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Nell Richard of Lafayette; one sister, Marcelle Trahan of Abbeville; his Godchild, Meredith Mikayla Calhoun of Rayne who he loved and cherished and numerous dear nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elie Richard and Yvonne Sigur Richard.

Visitation was observed at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and resumed Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:00 am until time of services.

A rosary was recited by Deacon Art Bakeler on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Pallbearers were John Boudreaux, Grady Breaux, Cregg Calhoun, Tom Laughlin, Michael Prejean, Rick Swanson, Joseph Trahan and Richard Trahan.

Honorary Bearers were Caleb Calhoun, Haywood Comeaux and Danny Hebert.

The family extended a special thanks to Dr. Steven Salopek, Dr. Matthew Holden, the entire staff at Lafayette General Medical Center in the 2 West wing, the staff of Maison de Lafayette, the family and friends who gave compassionate care, support and prayers during Mike's illness.

Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home
1010 PANDORA ST Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 981-7098

Published in the The Advertiser from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2013