St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 13, 2023 at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Guadalupe "Lupe" Gonzales, 69, who passed away at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Friday, from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday.
A Rosary will be prayed by the Men's Cursillo group at 7:00 PM on Thursday.
Rev. David M. Rozas will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Entombment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Lupe was an avid fan of the Cajun Pride Baseball Team for many years. He began his Cursillo # 448 in 2015 and was a devoted member of the St. Martinville Men's Ultreya Group. He was a dedicated parishioner of St. Martin De Tours Catholic church where he looked forward visiting with his fellow members after Mass.
Lupe was employed in the retail business as a manager for over 40 years and during those years, he worked with Eckerd Drugs (CVS), Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart. He was a 1972 graduate of Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas.
Lupe loved fishing, attending all sporting events for his grandchildren, volunteering for many Catholic groups, and taking Ryan and other close friends to the Casino.
He is survived by his sons Nicholas (Heather) Gonzales and Ryan Gonzales; brothers, Johnny (Adela) Gonzales and Billy Joe (Rachael) Gonzales; sisters, Rosie Jennings and Lucy Gonzales; and his grandchildren, Owen, Cooper, Jacques and Kade Gonzales.
He is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, of 47 years, Patsy P. Gonzales; parents, Ernest and Victoria S. Gonzales; brother, Ernesto Gonzales; sister, Geronima Gonzales; nephew, Ernesto Gonzales III; and his niece, Monica Jennings.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Gonzales, Mark Segura, Rodney Poirier, Jr., Charles Cambre IV, Scott Blanchard and Donald Poirier, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Toby Breaux, Felix Duplechain, Jeff Laperouse, Juan Gonzales, and Narcisso Gonzales.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.