Breaux Bridge- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Rita Elaine Douet Belaire, 82, who passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.
A visitation will be at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM and will continue Wednesday from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
Rev. Bill Melancon will officiate the Funeral Mass.
Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2.
Rita Elaine Douet Belaire was born on December 23, 1939. She worked as a clerk for the Post Office in Parks for many years, where she was known by everyone as, "Maw Maw." She and her beloved husband, Ernest, loved to dance. Watching them "Jitterbug" brought their family so much joy. Rita enjoyed gardening, traveling, and most importantly being with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by daughters, Connie Stelly (Frank), Laura Blanchard (Karl) and Nicole Pellegran (Billy); grandchildren, Derrick Robin (Lacey), Anthony Robin, Lilly Robin, Shelli Guidry, Matthew Blanchard (Kaisha), Jacob Blanchard, Alex Blanchard, Courtney Pellegran, Baylon Pellegran (Hydie), and Victoria Pellegran; ten great grandchildren; siblings, Sarah Guidry (Norman) and Sherry Thomassee; and her godchildren, Mary Lois and Donna.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Belaire; daughter, Clara Faye Belaire Robin; parents, Pierre and Lilly Marie Champagne Douet; brother, James Nelson Douet; and her sisters, Dianne and Lilly Douet, and Nella Jane Thibodeaux.
Pallbearers will be Derrick Robin, Lilly Robin, Jacob Blanchard, Alex Blanchard, Matthew Blanchard, and Baylon Pellegran.
Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Robin, Shelli Guidry, Courtney Pellegran and Victoria Pellegran.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.