Coteau - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Coteau for Lovelace Joseph Gaspard, 91, who passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at his home.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Rev. Matthew Hebert will be the Celebrant.
A gathering of family and friends will be at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia on Monday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will continue on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until 9:15 AM.
A rosary, led by Deacon Durk Viator, will be prayed at 6:30 PM on Monday.
A longtime resident of Coteau, Lovelace Joseph Gaspard was born in Milton, LA on February 20, 1931 to the late Francois and Olivia Touchet Gaspard. He did grounds maintenance for the State of Louisiana for 22 years, did some farming, and worked as a groundskeeper for Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Coteau for 27 years. Mr. Gaspard was an avid gardener who took pride in his work, and always produced enough veggies to share with everybody. He also enjoyed raising chickens and rabbits. He will be deeply missed.
Mr. Gaspard is survived by daughters, Pearly (Charlie "Soul") Domingue and Peggy (Gabriel) Landry; sons Mickey and Minace Gaspard; sisters, Lilly Lamperez, Agnes Bourque and Anna Mae Gannon; grandchildren, Cody (Latisha) Gaspard, Kristi Gaspard, Dylan Gaspard, Erica Derouen, Hanna Gaspard, Sam Gaspard and Connor Gaspard; 12 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Althea Gaspard; step-great-grandson, Carter; and siblings, Alexander Gaspard, Celeste Suire, and Minace Gaspard.
Pallbearers will be Mickey Gaspard, Charlie Domingue, Evan Maturin, Dylan Gaspard, Cody Gaspard, and Chad Lamperez.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).