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Raleigh P. Latiolais

November 13, 1942 — December 21, 2023

Raleigh P. Latiolais

Catahoula - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at St. Rita Catholic Church for Raleigh P. Latiolais, 81, who passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023, in St. Martinville.

A visitation will take place at Dion Hall in Catahoula on Tuesday from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm. 

A Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am on Tuesday.

Father Bill Melancon will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.

Raleigh was born on November 13, 1942, in Saint Martinville. As an avid fisherman, he could often be found casting his line into the calm waters of the nearby basin, rivers and lakes. Fishing was more than just a hobby for Raleigh; it was a sacred ritual that allowed him to connect with nature and find peace in its serene beauty. Raleigh always found joy in those precious moments spent with a fishing rod in hand.

Hunting was another great love in Raleigh's life. He possessed an unparalleled skill and knowledge of the wilderness.

Sports also held a special place in Raleigh's heart. A true outdoorsman, he not only enjoyed participating in various athletic activities, but also had an unwavering loyalty to his favorite teams. As an avid LSU fan, he cheered passionately for every touchdown and reveled in their victories.

While these activities brought him happiness and excitement, Raleigh's true source of joy lay in spending quality time with his family. He treasured every moment shared with his loved ones and made sure that they knew just how much they meant to him. Whether it was gathering together at their beloved camp for a fish fry or simply sitting around the dinner table.

Raleigh will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
 
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathryn Decoux Latiolais; daughters, Amy LeBlanc (Matthew) and Jessica Latiolais; sisters, Sue Grivat (Butch) and Janelle Judice (Pat); and his brother, Kelsie Latiolais (Glenda). 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence "Coon" and Ethel "Pie" Latiolais; daughter, Donna Latiolais; brother, Randy Latiolais; and his sister-in-law, Kim Latiolais. 
 
Pallbearers will be Matthew LeBlanc, Zach Latiolais, Scott Trahan, Albert Decoux, Alfred Decoux, and Frank Horn. 
 
Honorary pallbearer will be Dallas Blanchard.
  
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

8:30am - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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Rosary

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

10:00 - 10:15 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery

Catahoula, SAINT MARTINVILLE, 70582

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