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Curtis HalphenSt. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m., on Friday, December 21, 2012, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville, for Curtis Fournet Halphen, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at Iberia Medical Center. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, and continue on Friday at 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at Pellerin Funeral Home in St. Martinville. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. on Thursday by Fr. Ed Degeyter. Fr. Rusty P. Richard will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Altar Servers will be Ian and Amalia Miguez. Scriptures will be read by Angie Daly and Darlene Cormier. Gift Bearers will be Lisa Russo, Claire Broussard, Sharon Maturin, and Danette Bourque. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Her hobbies and interests are first and foremost, her family and friends. She loved to cook and take care of anyone and everyone that passed through her life. She was in inspiration from her front porch. She loved tending to her flowers and working crossword puzzles. Another of her favorite and very important practices was attending Mass daily with her nephew (honorary son), Boogie. She is survived by four daughters, Elaine "Tootsie" Halphen Bienvenu and her husband, Gary Bienvenu, Sr. of Parks, Dolores "Dobie" Halphen Duplantis and her husband, Nolan "Noonie" Duplantis, Sr. of St. Martinville, Jo Ann Halphen Courville and her husband, Ernest, of Loreauville, and Peggy Halphen Miguez and her husband, Leslie Miguez, Sr. of St. Martinville; her honorary son, Harold "Boogie" Pritchard and his wife, Jean Ellen Pritchard, of New Iberia; 17 grandchildren, Gary Bienvenu, Jr. and his wife, Julie, Sherry Maturin and her husband, Wayne, Mari Bienvenu and her partner, Ray Boyd, Steven Bienvenu and his partner, Sunday Douglas, Chris Bienvenu and his wife, Sheila, Darlene Cormier and her husband, Guy, Angie Daly and her husband, Joseph, Noonie Duplantis, Jr. and his wife, Tonya, Denise Rebert and her husband, Paul, Dawn Trimble and her husband, Johnny, Danette Bourque and her husband, Kenneth, David Courville, Lisa Russo and her husband, Mike, Claire Broussard and her husband, Johnny, Leslie Miguez, Jr. and his wife, Emily, and Brian Miguez and his wife, Kassie; 35 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Durand Halphen; her parents, Frank and Agnes Olivier Fournet; four sisters, Lillian 'Sis' Borel, Jeanne Pritchard, Elaine Fournet, and Marian Prince; one grandchild, David Michael Duplantis; one great grandchild, Coty Rebert; and great-great grandchild, Keiland Rebert. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and , go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
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To all of MS.Curtis's family may God guide all of you through this hard time. May bless you all. She is watching over all of you.
Tracie Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Marian, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thinking of your loved ones Prayerfully. Cat&Stevie Moore
Cat Moore Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
There are no words to describe this wonderful lady. May the Angels take her into Paradise. My prayers are with all of the family and friends at this difficult time.
Anne Viator Theriot Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Tootsie, Delores, JoAnn and Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a special lady. I remember running through her house when we were growing up--she treated us like her own kids. Our prayers and sympathies to all of you and your families. Teetsie
Teetie Bienvenu Champagne Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
I just learned of your mother's passing. I am so sorry for your loss, but know that she is at peace with God now. Your mother was such a dear and close friend and cousin of our mother. We can never forget the comfort your mother brought to her during her illness. I am sending you my personal sympathy through this guestbook, as I will be unable to attend the services in St. Martinville. My heart is filled with sadness for all of you, but please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you that all of the wonderful memories will be a blessing to you during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy, Geralyn Bienvenu Bourque, 136 S. Southlawn Drive, Lafayette, LA
Geralyn Bienvenu Bourque Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
So very sorry for you Tootsie and your family. May the Lord help you this difficult time.
Glenda & Dolores McGee Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Tootsie & family -- so sorry to hear about your Mother. I remember so many good things about her, seems like she lived on the front porch - how we always ran back & forth from her house to Momma's house, how we all played cowboys & indians and just enjoyed being the kids on the block together - seems like that was so long ago - I left St. Martinville when I was 7 but you just never forget good friends growing up. Momma sends her prayers for all of you - don't think we will make the funeral, I've not been up to parr lately & trying to reserve my energy for Christmas with our family - our thoughts and prayers go out to you! Gerry
Gerry Darce Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Curtis will be missed coming into church every morning for mass. Her walk always in a hurry. she always wanted to visit from her front proche and make coffee for you. she always had a king word for everyone. always saw the good side of everyone. she will be missed by everyone.
Gervice Douet Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Peggy and family,I know how much you guys loved your mom and how much you are going to miss her. But, what a beautiful angel to have in heaven!!! I will never be able to walk by the porch without thinking of her.
Loula Bernard Savoy Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCE TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT THRU YOUR CHERISHED MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVE ONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
SHERIFF RONNY THERIOT Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM