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Ralph Calais

July 21, 1941 — September 27, 2021

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.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

9:30am - 9:00pm (Central time)

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2238 Bushville Hwy, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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