William FriedmanBreaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge, for William J. Friedman, Sr.. Bill was 78 years old and passed away peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 1:30 pm until 9 p.m. on Friday, February 1st, and continue on Saturday at 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge. A rosary will be recited by John Boudreaux at 7 p.m. on Friday. Fr. Allen Breaux will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Scriptures will be read by Kaylie Blanchard and Liz Friedman. Gift Bearers will be Claire Friedman, Rachel Friedman, Stephanie Haynes, and Brittany Friedman. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cecilia. Bill graduated in 1955 from Southwestern Louisiana Instititute, now U.L. at Lafayette. He was the ultimate New Orleans Saints fan and an avid golfer - he enjoyed sports. Bill coached a youth football team in St. Martinville for 8 years. Bill was a loving and devoted husband for 59 years and proud father of six children, Bonnie, Bill, Jr., Ted, Wanda, Susan, and Steven. He will be missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Lou Anna B. Friedman; three sons, William "Bill" Friedman, Jr. and his wife, Liz, Ted Friedman and his wife, Samantha, and Steven Friedman; three daughters, Bonnie Friedman, Wanda Haynes and her husband, Kenneth, and Susan Guidry and her husband, Daniel; two brothers, Charles Friedman and his wife, Pamela, and Ernest Friedman, Jr. and his wife, Joycelyn; one sister, Irene Picard and her husband, Lawrence; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Haynes, Jason Friedman, Rachel and Claire Friedman, Blake and Paul LeVasseur, Tyler, and Brittany Friedman, and Jared Haynes; and five great grandchildren, Cameron LeVasseur, Kaylie Blanchard, Layne Jordon, Lydia Jordan, and Sophie Haynes. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest H. and Lydia Guidry Friedman. Pallbearers will be William "Bill" Friedman Jr., Ted Friedman, Steven Friedman, John Boudreaux, Blake LeVasseur, and Jared Haynes. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Friedman, Paul LeVasseur, and Tyler Friedman. Pellerin Funeral Home , 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337.332.2199), is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and , go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
Sorry for the lost of Mr. Bill.We will keep your family in our prayers.
Pam & Allen Belaire Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
we were saddened to hear that bill had passed away. he was truly a fine man and good neighbor. we will miss our quiet encounters with bill as he walked the neighborhood. our deepest sympathies: ken and sandra and harry mouton
ken mouton Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Wanda and the Friedman family you are all in our prayers. Sorry to hear of Mr. Friedman's death. This is hard time but only God can get you through these times. He is always there for us we need to ask and we will recieve His help. May Our Lord Take Mr. Bill to His Home In Heaven and Keep Him close to Him always. Till You Meet Again. God Bless All
Tina Landry Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
To the Friedman Family,Our deepest sympathy on the loss of you loved one. Our prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow and loss. The love and prayers that everyone is sending you may it help you heal. May He Rest In Peace.
Kat and Don LeVasseur and Barry Hawk Hughes Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
It is with great sorrow that we learned of Bill's passing. Our sympathy to you LOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Enjoyed my golf games with Bill and Nathan which were to few. God Bless and rest in peace to Bill.
Jerry & Earline Sonnier 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
Wanda, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family at this time, please accept out sincere condolences on the passing of your father.Mary and Al Jumonville
Mary and Al Jumonville Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
To Bonnie and her family, my prayers are with you. He was such a good father, husband and grandfather. Always had a smile for everyone. Remember the good times and he will be watching over all of you. Flo
Flo Comb Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Bill,I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that you, Liz and the girls or in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless, Taylor Davis
Taylor Davis Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Ms. Lou & Family,Although we will not be there is body, we want to send our deepest sympathy to your family. We are thinking about you and we will be praying for you in this difficult time. Mr. Bill was a great man and will be missed. Love,Chris & Angela
Chris & Angela (Romero) Latiolais Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM