Loreauville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Loreauville for Joseph "Pawsie" A. Richard, Jr., 71, who passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in St. Martinville from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm on Thursday.
A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 am on Thursday.
Father Bill Melancon will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Loreauville.
Pawsie was a hard worker his entire life. He took great pride in his nickname "Pawsie", who everyone came to know him as. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an excellent cook. Above all, Pawsie loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anna M. Boudreaux Richard; sons, Steve J. Richard, Sr. (Carmen) and Shane M. Richard (Brandi); brother, John L. Richard; grandchildren, Steve J. Richard, Jr. (Reagan), Alton J. Richard (Kara), Deven J. Richard, Rebecca L. Richard, Tristyn Rebert, Liam Rebert, Alix Rebert and Hayes Rebert; and great-grandchild, Oliver Joseph Richard.
He was preceded in death by his grandchild, Keiland Paul Rebert; parents, Joseph "Hot" A. Richard, Sr. and Georgina Hayes Richard Milliman; and sister, Emmaline Richard Hebert.
Pallbearers will be Steve J. Richard, Sr., Shane M Richard, Steve J. Richard, Jr., Alton J. Richard, Deven J. Richard, and Paul "PJ" Rebert.
Honorary pallbearers will be Teche Valley Seafood/Durand Ponds and Farms.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.