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Doris Louise Richard

November 3, 1944 — October 2, 2023

Arnaudville

Doris Louise Richard

Arnaudville, Louisiana - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, October 6, 2023, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, for Doris Louise Richard, 78, who passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023, at her residence. 

A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Arnaudville on Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

A rosary will be prayed at 12:00 PM on Friday. 

Fr. Travis Abadie will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Reader will be Tina Hebert. Gift Bearers will be Jackie Stelly and Angie Olivier Doucet.

Entombment will follow at St. John Francis Regis Mausoleum. 

Doris Louise Richard, beloved daughter, sister, and caregiver, passed away on October 2, 2023, in her hometown of Arnaudville. She was born on November 3, 1944, and leaves behind a legacy of  love and devotion to her family.

Doris was a truly remarkable individual whose life was characterized by loyalty and unconditional love. She dedicated herself to caring for her mother selflessly for many years, demonstrating a deep sense of compassion and empathy that touched the hearts of those around her. Her unwavering commitment to her family was truly awe-inspiring.

A devout Catholic, Doris found solace and strength in attending Mass and serving her God. Her faith was an integral part of her life and provided her with guidance during trying times. She cherished the moments spent in prayer and sought comfort in the loving embrace of her spiritual community.

Outside of her religious devotion, Doris had a wide range of interests that brought her joy. She found delight in birdwatching, marveling at the beautiful creatures that graced the sky above. As an avid shopper, she enjoyed exploring stores with an eye for finding hidden gems. Traveling held a special place in her heart as she relished the opportunity to broaden her horizons and create lasting memories.

However, it was the time spent with family and friends that truly made Doris' heart sing. Gathering together brought immense happiness to her soul, cherishing every precious moment spent connecting with loved ones. Whether it was watching movies or simply sharing laughter over a cup of coffee with her beloved sisters - who always marveled at how stylishly she wore her trademark sunglasses - Doris treasured every instance where bonds were strengthened.

Nature held a special place in Doris's heart as well. Working diligently on her patio amongst blooming flowers brought serenity to her spirit. The beauty she nurtured blossomed along with memories shared in that tranquil space. Connecting with the earth and seeing life flourish was a source of great joy for her.

She is survived by her son, Gregory Richard; daughter, Kristine (Brian) Cotton;  grandchildren, Jacob (Kaela) Cotton, Abby Cotton and Jonah Cotton; brother, Earl Stelly; sister, Grace Marks; and her fur baby, Maggie. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Alma Miller Stelly; husband, George Richard; brothers, Louis "Liss" Stelly, Lee "Teta" Stelly, Joseph "T-Joe" Stelly, Willie "Jim" Stelly, John Calvin Stelly; and her sister, Velma "Sis" Olivier. 

Pallbearers will be Gregory Richard, Brian Cotton, Randall Olivier, Kevin Stelly, Lynn Stelly, and Lee Stelly, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Earl Stelly.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 314 St. Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 6, 2023

9:00am - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Arnaudville

314 Saint Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Rosary

Friday, October 6, 2023

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Arnaudville

314 Saint Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 6, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church

232 Main St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Burial

Friday, October 6, 2023

St. John Francis Regis Cemetery

232 Main St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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