New Iberia - A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Harvey “Mr. Charp” Charpentier, 81, who passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, in New Iberia.
Entombment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Monday from 10:00 am until time of service.
A rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Sunday.
An area resident for most of his life, Mr. Charpentier was born on March 12, 1940, in Franklin, to the late Clifford and Daisy Falterman Charpentier. During his 31 and half years as a Music Educator, he was the choral director, band director, and theatre director for New Iberia Senior High, and was also a Special Education Teacher. “Mr. Charp” was the choir director at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for 18 years, and was a member of the ROTC at LSU, USL Orchestra, USL Marching Band, LSU Marching Band, and was a recipient of the Bunk Johnson Award.
He enjoyed art, music, decorating for the holidays, however he especially loved life and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Louise LeBlanc Charpentier of New Iberia; three sons, Kris Charpentier (Alison) of Broussard, Kendall Charpentier (Andrea) of New Iberia, and Kent Charpentier (Marie) of San Antonio; three daughters, Kerri Kaye Mouton (Sonny) of New Iberia, Kay Green (Robert) of New Iberia, and Kimberly Jones (Robert) of New Iberia; fourteen grandchildren, Michael Green, Erin Romero, Lauren Green, Benjamin Green, Melanie Randazzo, Melinda Suit, Autumn Jones, Austin Charpentier, Mindy Charpentier, Kade Charpentier, Trent Mouton, Megan Westbrook, Avery Charpentier, and Lily Charpentier; four great grandchildren, Carter Romero, Griffin Romero, William Guidry, and Jamison Guidry; and a sister, Mary Lois Hebert of Franklin.
Pallbearers will be Kent Charpentier, Kendall Charpentier, Kris Chrapentier, Robert Green, Robert Jones, and Sonny Mouton.
Honorary pallbearers include Kade Charpentier, Benjamin Green, Trent Mouton and Austin Charpentier.
We really would like to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and medical staff at Iberia Medical Center for the extraordinary care, kindness and compassion that they extended to our family and especially our Dad throughout this most difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements.