John Merrill Ricard entered into eternal rest on April 28, 2021. He was survived by his loving wife, Gladys and his daughters, Paula (Todd) and Shari. His grandchildren, Andrew, Danielle, Jordan, and Katelynn as well as his great-granddaughter, Lucille Rose were his pride and joy. He was predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Lucille Richard. John was also survived by his brothers and sisters, Theresa (Will), Harold (Cathy), Linda (Bob), Glenn (Madeline), and his deceased brother, Charles "Marvin" all of whom he truly loved. John is from the Irish Channel of New Orleans and graduated from Redemptorist High School. He retired from Texaco where he worked for over 30 years. John was a longtime resident of Marrero, Louisiana. He was a spiritual inspiration to all that knew him. He had a very strong Catholic faith that he loved sharing with all who knew him. He was a member of St. John Bosco's weekly adoration in which he loved attending. John will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends. Visitation will begin at St. John Bosco Church, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey, on May 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., with a mass to follow. Interment at Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna, Louisiana.
Published by The Times-Picayune from May 1 to May 5, 2021.