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Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia
Thursday September 30th, 2021
9:30am - 9:00pm

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Thursday September 30th, 2021

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Pellerin Funeral Home - Cecilia
Friday October 1st, 2021
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
Friday October 1st, 2021

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St. Joseph Catholic Church
Friday October 1st, 2021

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Ralph Calais

Cecilia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, October 1, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia for Ralph J. Calais, 80, who passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 27, 2021.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 9:00 pm on Thursday and continue on Friday at 8:00 am until 10:30 am.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

Rev. Gregory Cormier will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Madison Dupuis and Hudson Frederick. Gift bearers will be his grandchildren.

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cecilia.

Ralph was well known throughout the community; he was owner and operator of Calais' Wrecker Service and served as a Board Member for the Cecilia Water Corporation. In his early life he took on many endeavors: working as a crane operator overseas, driving a school bus, and working as a mechanic for his dad. In his spare time, he enjoyed training racehorses and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

On the night of January 1, 1963, at Pat's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant, Ralph met the love of his life. Patsy Ann Thibodeaux Calais has been right by his side from that day forward. Ralph and Patsy shared 57 years of marriage and made many memories during this time. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Thibodeaux Calais; sons, Ralph "Chris" Calais (Dana) and Brent Calais (Tracy); daughters, Chantel Calais, Wynde Frederick (Nick) and Kasie Calais; brothers, Douglas Calais (Carolyn) and Holden "Jun" Calais, Jr.; grandchildren, Ryi Calais, Jansen Calais, Hagan Calais, Hannah Guidry (Sterling), Isaac Huval, Macy Calais, Ellie Calais, Hudson Frederick, Brantley Frederick, Madison Dupuis, Marlee Dupuis, Mya Dupuis, and Monroe Camacho; uncle, Harold Guidry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Holden Calais, Sr. and Alma Guidry Calais; son, Mitch Jude Calais; and nephew, Shawn Michael Calais.

Pallbearers will be Ralph "Chris" Calais, Brent Calais, Nick Frederick, Ryi Calais, Jansen Calais, Hagan Calais, Isaac Huval, Don Huval, Harris "MeMe" Tauzin, Harold Guidry, Jamie Calais, and Tristen Badeaux.

Honorary pallbearers will be Connor Robin, Sebastian Champagne, Mitchell Hebert, Gregory T. Hebert, and Sterling Miller.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Amedisys Hospice for the care given to Ralph.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Cecilia, 2238 Bushville Hwy., Cecilia, LA 70521, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ralph Calais, please visit our flower store.


I send my condolences to Ralph's family. He will surely be missed by his family and friends. Chantel you have done a wonderful job taking care of your daddy. I know that it is hard to let go of a loved one but he is now with Mitch, Mom and Pop but most of all with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. He is no longer suffering and now he is your angel watching over you. I am sorry that I didn't make it at the funeral home but I spent quality time with him the week before and that's what I want to remember of him with that smile. Love y'all.

Diana Allemand Oct 3 2021 12:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Calais

carl goudeau Oct 1 2021 7:47 PM

I bid farewell to a dear friend and a member of the 1959 Cecilia Bulldogs graduating class. Without doubt Ralph with his close friends, Bill, Cary, MeMe, Mike, and Marshall, to name a few, always generated the energy and fun in social situations. Ralph always offered friendship and was generous in many ways. I recall the many trips in his Ford FairLane 500, the "good times" at Shookta's and Pat's, and the courtship with Patsy, his wife for 57 years.
While I reflect on the multiple experiences throughout the years with my dear friend, I pray for his peaceful transition and offer my condolences to family and friends during this sensitive and emotional time. Thanks for the memories my friend.
Mike Berard

Dr. Michael Berard Sep 30 2021 11:10 PM

Love Mr. Ralph and Mrs. Patsy and all the Calais family. Rescued me off of the Atchafalaya basin bridge 30 years ago, brought me into their house and fed me, and even gave me a couple of their amazing recipes that I still follow today. So sad I won't be there but my prayers for God's peace that passes all understanding be over the Calais family

Terry Jaynes Sep 30 2021 11:26 AM


My condolences to the Calais family. We were classmates in school. May he rest in peace.

Dorothy Broussard Daspit Sep 29 2021 6:44 PM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort & courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Keeping the family of Mr. Calais in my thoughts and prayers. - Sheriff Breaux & Family

Sheriff Becket Breaux Sep 29 2021 3:05 PM

I wonder what Ralph and Harold and Mr Holden said to each other up there?
What a reunion!
Have courage and hang in there!!
I am so sorry for your loss!

Lynda Guidry Sep 29 2021 12:50 PM

Ralph will be missed. I remember many times calling him for wrecker assistance. i was fortunate to enjoy friendship with him and Patsy. My prayers and thoughts are with Patsy, the children and family. May God give them peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

Cecile B McComas Sep 29 2021 11:46 AM

May Mr. Ralph rest in peace. My condolences to the Calais family, love y'all.

Randal Rodriguez Sep 29 2021 8:48 AM

Mrs Patsy, sending sympathy to you and your family.I remember a fond memory in the summer of 2002. My car broke down on 1-10 .I called the service # .to make a long story short,Mr Ralph was not feeling well,but regardless you and he drove all the way to Lafayette to help me,I never forgot it .may this selfish giving soul rest in peace.🙏

Troy guidry Sep 28 2021 10:01 PM

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