Arnaudville- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church for Darrel Paul Broussard, 67, who passed away at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Arnaudville on Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 AM on Saturday.
Father Blake Dubroc will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readings will be provided by Chelsea Comeaux and Lexie Martinez. Kilah Cormier and Jarrod Hebert will serve as gift bearers.
Interment will follow at St. John Francis Regis Cemetery.
Darrel was a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, but resided in Breaux Bridge with his wife and daughters. Born prematurely, he came into this world fighting! He was a motorcycle and sportscar enthusiast in his younger, wilder years. Affectionately known to many as “Captain”, he anchored for the last time and retired after 45 years of employment as a lift boat captain with Aries Marine. He was an avid fisherman, a jack of all trades, loved cutting grass and tinkering with his yard equipment, vegetable gardening, and watching MMA/UFC. He also shared a love of Saints football with his mother. His family and friends would consider themselves lucky to be treated to his homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, and fried shrimp. Darrel was the most devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a constant provider and caregiver for Burnella, Raina, Ami and Kilah. He faced his final chapter of life with strength and grace; he was a warrior through it all. Well done, Captain Darrel.
“And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him." Luke 5:11.
He is survived by wife of 43 years Burnella Stelly Broussard; daughters Raina (Neal) Angelle and Ami (Scott) Costley; sister Donna (Ronald) Brasseaux; and one granddaughter Kilah Cormier.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Mabel Derouen Broussard; and his brother, Kevin Broussard.
Pallbearers will be Dallas Quebedeaux, Reed Hebert, Ronald Brasseaux, Jr., Gary Wellbrock, Kirk Richard, and Ricky Boudreaux.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Brasseaux, Sr., John Angelle, Leroy Martin, Samuel Costley, Shelton Caison and Antonius VanDeklundert.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 314 St. Landry St., Arnaudville, LA 70512, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.