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Gail Fremin Waldmann

May 25, 1946 — December 22, 2023

New Iberia

Gail Fremin Waldmann

New Iberia – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, for Gail Fremin Waldmann, 77, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 22, 2023.

Rev. Garrett Savoie will be the Celebrant.

Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, and will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 10:15am.

A rosary, led by Deacon Durk Viator, will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Gail Fremin Waldmann was born on May 25, 1946, to the late Wilton and Bertha Viator Fremin. She graduated from New Iberia High School in 1964 before attending Dominican College in New Orleans with aspirations of joining the convent and becoming a nun. However, fate had different plans for Gail during her first year at college. She met the love of her life, and they were married soon after. Together they went on to raise ten children filled with love and cherished memories.

Gail's professional journey began at her father's grocery store, Fremin's Food and Furniture. However, upon the arrival of her sixth child, Gail chose to dedicate her time to being a homemaker. She excelled in this role as a seamstress and childcare provider while raising her children. Her home was always filled with warmth and love.

Later on, when Gail decided to return to work outside of her home, she found true joy at Hancock Fabrics. Surrounded by bolts of fabric and patterns that spoke to her passion for sewing, Gail thrived while assisting customers who shared her love for the craft. Additionally, Gail worked as a skilled seamstress at Abform in Broussard. Her attention to detail and dedication were admired by all who had the pleasure of working with her. Gail eventually returned to her family's grocery store until the time of her retirement.

Gail's devotion extended beyond her family life. She actively participated in various organizations such as Teresians, Catholic Daughters, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. She also taught Catechism classes, and served on multiple PTA committees with St. Edward School, Mt. Carmel Academy, Catholic High School, and Center Street Elementary. Gail was a Team Mom, selflessly volunteering for any cause involving her children and church. Her dedication left an incredible impact on the lives she touched.

Mrs. Waldmann is survived her children and their spouses, Theresa Lopez, Joey Waldmann, Hank Waldmann (Dona), Michael Waldmann (Danielle), Chris Waldmann (Sally Segura), Amanda Waldmann (Shane Viator), Anne Falterman (John), Catherine Waldmann (Mike Breaux), Elizabeth Waldmann (Nick Marcotte), Bridgit Randazzo (Travis); grandchildren, Zachary Lopez, Evan Lopez, Jace Waldmann, Harrison Waldmann, Nicholas Derouen, Stevie Segura, Brayton Waldmann, Taylor Waldmann, Morgan Waldmann, Jordan Waldmann, Benjamin Waldmann, Holden Broussard, Oliver Bergeron, Wyatt Bergeron, Rhett Viator, Dane Breaux, Sydney Doucet, Noah Nugent, Lola Louviere, Knox Louviere, Karaline Randazzo, Korinne Randazzo, Ashley Falterman, Kelsey Toney, Linzie Yates, Caleb Yates, Justin Melancon, Jaylin Marcotte, Maddix Marcotte, Drew Marcotte, Cody Comeaux, Jordy Comeaux, Brock Comeaux, Bailie Bourque, and Blair Bourque; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Rowan, Thomas, Austen, Aubree, Vivian, Easton, Westlyn, Hudson, Annelise, Damien, Nora, Kash, Hayes, Ridlee, and Sawyer.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Joe Waldmann; a brother, Rayward Fremin, Sr. and his wife, Velta; and nephews, Rodney Fremin, Lincoln Pharr, Jake Sanchez, Peyton Murphy and Jacob Viator.

 

Pallbearers are Evan Lopez, Brayton Waldmann, Holden Broussard, Oliver Bergeron, Wyatt Bergeron, Noah Nugent, and Jace Waldmann.

 

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Memory Care Ward of Maison Du Monde Nursing Home in Abbeville; and Hospice of Acadiana for extraordinary care and compassion.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; Lydia Cancer Association, PO Box 731, Lydia, LA 70569; or a charity of choice.

 

Gail’s warm smile, kind heart, and unwavering dedication will continue to inspire all those fortunate enough to have known her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Rosary

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

8:00 - 10:15 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Mass

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

1303 St Jude Ave, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Entombment

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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

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