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Rita Mae Touchette

November 19, 1933 — December 27, 2023

Arnaudville

Rita Mae Touchette

Arnaudville -  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 1, 2024 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church for Rita Mae Artigue Touchette, 90, who passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at The Vincent Assisted Living in Lafayette. 

A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Arnaudville on Sunday, December 31, 2023, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and will continue on Monday, January 1, 2024 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. 

A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Sunday by Missy Lavergne.

Rev. Brian Taylor will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Holly Touchette and Rachael Touchette. Gift bearers will be Ella Touchette and Nicole Touchette.  

Interment will follow at St. John Francis Regis Cemetery. 

Rita Mae Touchette, a remarkable woman whose kindness, generosity, and unwavering love for her family touched the lives of many, has departed from this world on December 27, 2023. She was born in the close-knit community of Arnaudville on November 19, 1933, and her passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her.

Throughout her life, Rita exemplified the virtues of compassion and selflessness. She was a beacon of light for her loved ones, always putting their needs before her own. As a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she embraced her role with grace and tenderness. Rita's nurturing spirit created an unbreakable bond within her family that will endure for generations to come.

Although Rita dedicated much of her time to caring for her family, she found joy in pursuing various interests. She possessed a remarkable talent for sewing, crocheting, and cross-stitching. Her skilled hands brought forth beautiful garments and intricate designs that showcased her creativity. Furthermore, Rita's passion for antiques led to a vast collection that represented both history and cherished memories.

It was evident that spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was where Rita's heart truly belonged. Their laughter brought radiant joy to her days, and she treasured every moment spent with them. Whether it was playing games together or simply sharing stories at her home, these treasured memories will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

Rita Mae Touchette's accomplishments extended far beyond her hobbies and interests. Her proudest achievement was undoubtedly the loving upbringing she provided for her children. Through dedication and unconditional love, she instilled values of kindness, respect, and perseverance in each of them. Alongside this profound responsibility as a mother came the immense joy of witnessing the growth and happiness of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to being an incredible matriarch, Rita actively participated in charitable organizations. She was a cherished member of the Children of Mary, where she devoted her time and energy to the betterment of her community. Rita also joined the St. John Francis Regis Ladies Altar Society, where her determined faith and commitment shone brightly.

Rita Mae Touchette will be remembered as a pillar of strength and love within her family, a woman whose impact on those around her will continue to ripple through time. As we bid farewell to this remarkable soul, let us hold dear the memories we shared with her and carry forward the values she so deeply cherished.

She is survived by her half-brothers, Harris and Harold Artigue; grandchildren, Scotty (Elizabeth) Touchette, Casey (Rachael) Touchette, Matthew (Holly) Touchette, and Cody (Nicole) Touchette; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Logan, Ethan, Hudson, Alistair, Diana, Ella, Max, Harper, and Kate; and her daughters-in-law, Karen and Gail Touchette. 
 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Aline Artigue; husband, Edwin Touchette; sons, Michael Touchette and Randy Dale Touchette; sister, Hazel Artigue; brother, Rodney Allen Artigue. 

Pallbearers will be Scotty Touchette, Casey Touchette, Matthew Touchette, Cody Touchette, Dylan Touchette, and Logan Touchette. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Averi Castille, Alyse Castille, Ella Touchette, Max Touchette, Harper Touchette, Kate Touchette, Ethan Touchette, Alistair Touchette, Hudson Touchette, and Diana Touchette. 

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of Acadiana, her sitters and The Vincent Assisted Living and their staff for the care and compassion that was given to their loved one. 
 
Pellerin Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 314 St. Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, December 31, 2023

11:00am - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Arnaudville

314 Saint Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Rosary

Sunday, December 31, 2023

6:00 - 6:15 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Arnaudville

314 Saint Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Visitation

Monday, January 1, 2024

8:00am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Arnaudville

314 Saint Landry St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 1, 2024

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

St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church

232 Main St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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Burial

Monday, January 1, 2024

St. John Francis Regis Cemetery

232 Main St, Arnaudville, LA 70512

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