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Chester J. Guidry

February 3, 1941 — May 1, 2023

Chester J. Guidry

Breaux Bridge - A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge for Chester J. Guidry, age 82, who passed away on May 1, 2023, at the Calcutta House in Lafayette. 
 
A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue Thursday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
 
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.
 
Deacon Marcel "Butch" Hebert will officiate at the funeral service.
 
Interment will be at St. Bernard #2 Cemetery.
 
Chester was born on February 3, 1941, in St. Martinville, to his parents, Pascal "Paco" and Emelie Thibodeaux Guidry. Chester graduated with honors from Breaux Bridge High School in 1959, where he played trombone in the school band, served as secretary-treasurer of his graduating class, and remained actively involved in 4-H. 

During his life, Chester served his country honorably in the United States Navy for four years as a Radioman-Class A and received the highest grade of "Outstanding" alongside the entire Operations Department. He then pursued a career in banking as a VP Loan Officer at Farmers and Merchants Bank for 30-plus years.

Chester was known to his family as "Dad" and "Poppee." He was a God-fearing man and loved his family enthuastically. He was an inspiring mentor to many - having been dedicated to hard work throughout his life - all while maintaining the importance of being there for those that mattered most. He was considerate towards others' feelings and needs and will be remembered for being community-minded. In addition to being a strong encourager, Chester was kind and caring. He loved to laugh and tease; he simply loved people. 

His hobbies included camping, hunting, dancing with his angel (Dell), dinners with classmates and friends, and spending time outdoors. He loved his ice cream and adored his little dog, Lucy.

Chester will be remembered for his kindness above all. He was well-loved, and he loved well. Rest in peace Chester J. Guidry - a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great, great-grandfather - a mentor to many - and friend to all who knew him. 

He is survived by his loving daughter, Dena Cowan (Sean); stepchildren, Jason Venable (Chelsie) and Stephanie Primeaux (Michael); grandchildren, Da-rain Cowan Williams and Anicka Cowan; step-grandchildren, Brock Primeaux, Maci Primeaux, Jacob Venable, and Josie Venable; great-grandchildren, Athena Cowan, Nala Williams, Sylphrena Williams and Christine Primeaux; five step great-grandchildren; two step great-great grandchildren; brothers, Murphy Guidry and Alfred Guidry; and sisters, Renella Theriot and Geraldine Solis.
 
Chester is preceded in death by his wife Maydel "Dell" Guidry, and his parents.
 
Pallbearers will be Alfred Guidry, Jason Guidry, Jason Venable, Brock Primeaux, Jacob Venable, and Duane Guidry.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be Murphy Guidry, Preston Theriot, Frank Solis, and Sean Cowan.
 
Pellerin Funeral Home, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

3:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Rosary

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Visitation

Thursday, May 4, 2023

7:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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