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Clara M. Broussard

January 26, 1920 — November 25, 2022

Cecilia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Clara "Clarisse" Morale Broussard.


A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Cecilia on Saturday from 7:00 am until 10:00 am.


Father Travis Abadie will officiate at the funeral mass. Interment will follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Cecilia.


Clara "Clarisse" Broussard was born on January 26, 1920, to the union of John and Cecilia Morale. She was a native and long-time resident of Arnaudville.


God saw Clara getting tired, so on Friday, November 25, 2022, He called her home at the age of 102. As everyone says, "Live Your Life." If you knew Clara, you know she lived her life on her terms. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, godmother, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, friend and more. She worked as a cook at Teche Elementary School and at St. Martin Council on Aging.


Clara, affectionately called "Mommit", leaves to cherish her memory: her sons, Ivory Broussard, Sr. (Susie), Anthony Broussard (Cynthia) and Ivory Broussard, Jr. (Wendy); daughters, Barbara Benjamin, Norma Broussard, and Glenda Pippen (Carl); and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.


Clarisse enjoyed life to the fullest, and she was best known for her homemade bread and cakes. Along with baking, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, planting flowers, playing cards, and going to the casino. She loved to joke, make people laugh, and just have fun. She also made time to say her Rosary in French Creole daily. Family was the most important aspect of her life; Clara was definitely the matriarch of the family.


Clara will forever be remembered as, "The woman who did it all."


Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Bertolin "Pop Doux" and Cecilia Miller "Mom Ceya" Morale; her husbands, Calman Broussard, Rane Cormier, and Joseph Robertson; children, Nathaniel "Pookie" Alfred, Bob Broussard, Shirley Charles, Earl Smith and Gary Broussard; grandchildren, Nickoli Nicholas, Elliot Broussard and Greg Charles; and siblings, Rose Williams, Bartholomew Morale, John Morale, Ella Broussard, Amos Morale, Lumas Morale, Elvina Morale, Louis Morale, Pierre Morale and Margie Coleman.


Pallbearers will be Murphy Ledet, Jeremy Broussard, Corey Broussard, Madara Ledet, Detrick Broussard and Nicholas Eaglin.


Pellerin Funeral Home, 2238 Bushville Hwy, Cecilia, LA 70521, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.


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Service Schedule

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

7:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia

2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church

232 Main St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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