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Donald Guidry

October 1, 1938 — July 20, 2023

Donald Guidry

Cecilia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday, July 24, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia for Donald Guidry, 84, who passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his family. 

A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Cecilia on Sunday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm. It will continue on Monday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. 

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Sunday evening. 

Father Michael Richard will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Ashley Guidry and Taylor Angelle. Gift bearers will be Ashley Guidry, Lacey Thomas, Alexis Hebert, Taylor Angelle, Bailee Lanclos, Anniston Guidry, Brynn Guidry, Camdyn Guidry and Olivea Hebert. 

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Donald began his career as a devoted public servant with the state of Louisiana's Department of Transportation and Development. After retiring from his distinguished role at the DOTD after 30 years, Donald embarked on a new chapter in his life by joining Pellerin Insurance as an insurance salesman. Beyond his professional achievements, Donald had an extraordinary ability to bring smiles to people's faces with his infectious laughter and kindhearted nature. 

In addition to his admirable career and joyful demeanor, Donald also had a multitude of cherished hobbies and interests. One of his greatest passions was spending Sunday afternoons at the bush tracks with his beloved quarter horses. Another favorite pastime was playing cards at the camp with his dear friends and hanging out at Diesi's. Donald's love for his family was immeasurable, and he cherished every opportunity to gather with loved ones. 

Notably, Donald also served his country honorably as a member of the United States Marine Corps for six years. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie Hardy Guidry; daughters, Liz Angelle (Leon) and Missy Hebert (Wayne); sister, Elaine Trahan; grandchildren, Ashley Guidry (Cy), Lacey Thomas (Gil), Codey Angelle (Taylor), Kaleb Hebert (Alexis), and Kade Hebert (Bailee); and his great-grandchildren, Anniston, Brynn and Camdyn Guidry, Olivea Hebert, and two on the way. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Remy Guidry and Edaise Collette Guidry; sister, Doris Latiolais and her husband, J.C.; and his brother-in-law, Roosevelt Trahan. 

Pallbearers will be Leon Angelle, Wayne Hebert, Kaleb Hebert, Kade Hebert, Codey Angelle, Cy Guidry, Gil Thomas, Dr. Terry Latiolais, and Dale Trahan. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Elara Home Health, Hospice of Acadiana, and the numerous family and friends who surrounded them the last few weeks, but most importantly his son-in-law, Leon Angelle, who was there every day and never left his side. 

Pellerin Funeral Home, 2238 Bushville Hwy, Cecilia, LA 70512 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, July 23, 2023

2:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia

2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Rosary

Sunday, July 23, 2023

7:00 - 7:15 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia

2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Visitation

Monday, July 24, 2023

8:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia

2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 24, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, July 24, 2023

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