Breaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Easton Hayes, 83, who went to be with his loving wife in Heaven on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
A visitation will take place at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. It will continue on Saturday from 8:00 am until 10:30 am.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Friday evening.
Father Garrett McIntyre will officiate at the funeral mass. Readers will be Melissa Ardoin and Victoria Heyl. Gift Bearers will be Lynette Hayes and Jeanine Hayes. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery #2 in Breaux Bridge.
Easton was one of 11 children who had a humble start in life. When he was young, he enjoyed boxing. He was an incredibly talented mechanic and was able to repair just about anything. With his talents as a mechanic, he taught his children many of life skills that would help them to prepare for life. Easton's greatest talent however was his ability to make friends with everyone he met. He made many lifelong friends through his outboard repair business. Easton loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he cherished the time spent with them. He never passed up an opportunity to share stories about them. He also enjoyed boating, trolling, hunting, fishing, and especially camping. Easton was a very loving husband and father, a thoughtful and caring person that helped many who were less fortunate. He had a happy spirit and loved telling stories to anyone who would listen. Easton will be remembered for his kindness that was shown to everyone he encountered. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by sons, Leo Hayes (Lynette) of Nashville, TN, Kevin Hayes (Jeanine) of Luling and Thomas Hayes of Breaux Bridge; daughter, Patricia Begnaud of Opelousas; grandchildren, Hunter Hayes of Nashville, Harrison Hayes of Breaux Bridge, Christopher Begnaud (Ruth) of Colorado Springs, CO, Aaron Begnaud (Haley) of Lafayette, Melissa Mary-Hayes Ardoin (Jascha) of Youngsville, Justin Hayes (Sarah) of Lafayette, Victoria Heyl (Dylan) of Destrehan, Brooks Dupuis (Debra) of Lafayette, Bethany Dupuis of Destrehan, Beau Dupuis (Amanda) of Destrehan and Britt Dupuis of Destrehan; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Logan, Adam, Sophie, Autum, Maggie, Duke, Elizabeth, Brenna, Brylee and Grayson; brothers, Antoine Cecile Hayes (Mary), Larry Hayes (Gayle) and Wilton "Bobby" Hayes; and sisters, Marella Trahan and Beverly Clark.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Bergeron Hayes; parents, Sauvol Hayes and Marie Annie Lou Champagne Hayes; brothers, Darryl Hayes, Herbon Hayes, Jason Hayes and Clarence Hayes; infant sister, Aline Hayes; and parents-in-law, Willie Bergeron and Alfreda Trosclair Bergeron.
Pallbearers will be Leo Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Thomas Hayes, Hunter Hayes, Justin Hayes, Christopher Begnaud, Aaron Begnaud and Larry Hayes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Heyl, Brooks Dupuis, Beau Dupuis, Britt Dupuis, Louis Trahan, Jascha Ardoin and Lester Broussard.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Senior Village Nursing Home of Opelousas for their care and compassion given to both Easton and his family during their time of need.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
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