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J.C. Viator

July 27, 1939 — June 12, 2024

New Iberia

New Iberia – Funeral services will be held at Pellerin Funeral Home at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2024, for “J.C.” Joseph Charles Viator, 84, who passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice. 

Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Loreauville. 

Msgr. Jefferson DeBlanc Jr. will officiate. 

Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home on Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. 

A rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 11:00 am on Friday. 

J.C., a self-taught electrician who owned and operated Viator and Son Electric for many years, was born in New Iberia, LA on July 27, 1939, to the late Edias “T-Man” and Rose Hebert Viator. J.C. was not only known for his electrical expertise, but also for the warmth and kindness he brought to those around him. His passion for cooking and occasional visits to the casino (“for the food!”) showcased his love for good company and great flavors.
 
During his younger years, Joseph was a well-known fan/sponsor of softball, where his signature phrase, "Yeah you right!" would echo through the stands. This charisma and sportsmanship stayed with him as he continued to root passionately for his favorite teams - the New Orleans Saints and the New York Yankees - from the comfort of his favorite recliner in front of his big screen TV.
 
Mr. Viator is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Anne Broussard Viator; children, Lisa Berard, Tracey Hebert (Chris), and Troy Joseph Viator (Laurie); grandchildren, Brooke Garrett, Brennon Berard (Brittany), Paige Snay (Aaron), Dustin Hebert, Lance Hebert (Elise), Tucker Viator (Victoria), Kaitlyn Viator, and Landon Viator; step-granddaughter, Morgan Sagrera (Jacob); and 12 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jody Charles Viator; brother, Alwyn Viator; and a grandson, Brad Berard. 

Pallbearers will be Troy Viator, Chris Hebert, Tucker Viator, Brennon Berard, Dustin Hebert, Lance Hebert, and Landon Viator. 

Honorary pallbearers are Rodney Viator and Kerry Viator. 

J.C. leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and a zest for life that inspired all who knew him. He will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace. 

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

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Visitation

Friday, June 14, 2024

8:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Rosary

Friday, June 14, 2024

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

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 14, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Entombment

Friday, June 14, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

All Saints Cemetery - Loreauville

Harold Landry Rd, Loreauville, LA 70552

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