New Iberia, Louisiana- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 15, 2022 at St. Peter Catholic Church for Gerald Latiolais, 79, who passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Entombment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Rev. Nathan Comeaux will be the Celebrant. Jamie Derise and Brandi Soileau will proclaim the readings. Gift Bearers include Lacey Guidry and Lauren Tarbutton.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home and will continue on Monday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.
A rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 6:00 PM on Sunday.
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mr. Latiolais was born on December 6, 1942 and proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines (1959 – 1967) during the Vietnam War. He was a retired Trooper from the Louisiana State Police and a past chapter President for the Louisiana State Trooper’s Association. Mr. Latiolais was a chartered member of the Marine Corp. League, the American Legion, VFW, and the Ancient Order of Creole Gourmets. He enjoyed painting and gardening.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Sarah O'Loughlin Latiolais; sons, Rene Latiolais (Joy), Steve Latiolais (Angella) and Morgan Latiolais; siblings, Edna Marie Freeman, Lola Mae Romero, Darlene Boutte (Raymond), Jimmy Judice, Sidney Latiolais, Jr., Shirlene Huval (Eric), Lilith Bacquet (Lee), Toby Latiolais, Tony Latiolais (Millie), grandchildren, Brandi Soileau (Brandon), Jacob Latiolais (Alex-Kaye), Kyle Latiolais, Lacey Guidry (Tori), Lauren Tarbutton (Tyler), Tyler Latiolais and Ryne Maturin; nine great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Jimmy O’Loughlin and Victor Landry; godchildren Darren Freeman and Kyle J. Latiolais.
He is preceded in death by father, Sidney Latiolais; mother, Rita Louviere Hiceman; sisters-in-law, Vanessa O’Loughlin and Jeanette Landry; great granddaughter, Avery Kate Soileau; sister, Joyce Latiolais; and a brother-in-law, Robert Freeman, Sr.
Pallbearers include Rene Latiolais, Steve Latiolais, Morgan Latiolais, Tyler Latiolais, Kyle Latiolais, Jacob Latiolais and Jimmy O’Loughlin.
Honorary pallbearer will be Victor Landry.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).