Johnny M. Rabalais
November 7, 1923  -  January 14, 2013

Johnny M. Rabalais

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Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S. Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
1:00 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial ParkH
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas A Mass of Christian Burial for Johnny M. Rabalais will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas, LA with Reverend Monsignor Keith DeRouen as the Celebrant.

Mr. Rabalais, age 89, a resident of Opelousas, LA died on Monday, January 14, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Johnny served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He served in the European Theatre. He was a graduate of Pollock High School, attended Tulane University and graduated from Louisiana College. He was former owner of Opelousas Radio and Equipment for over 40 years. Other civic organizations which he was a member were the American Legion, the VFW, Kiwanis and the Opelousas Rotary. He was an avid tennis player and coach and he loved his two granddaughters dearly. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Pat Rabalais of Opelousas, LA his son, Brian P. Carroll and his wife, Melanie, of Opelousas, sLA and two granddaughters, Chelsea Carroll and Sloane Carroll.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Milton Rabalais and Mary Etta Hudson Rabalais and his brother, Percy Rabalais.

Visiting hours will be observed in the LafondArdoin Funeral Home of Opelousas beginning on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will reopen on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday by Deacon Sammy Diesi.

Pallbearers will be Jim Ryan, Winton Vidrine, Taylor Davie, Chuck Clary, Kenny Dejean and Utley Wyble.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LafondArdoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, 337 9422638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Mike and Diane Gallagher
    Opelousas, LA

    When we think of Johnny, we remember his love of good cuisine and the game of tennis. I hope hes enjoying them both beyond the Pearly Gates.

  2. Jimmy Dauzat
    Opelousas, LA


    I just learned of Johnnys death. I am saddened by this news. He was such a fine person and a good friend. Please accept by sincere condolences.

    Jimmy Dauzat

  3. George Peanut Davy
    Opelousas, LA

    Pat, so sorry to hear of Johnnys passing. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. He will be missed by all that knew him.


  4. Tootie Ducharme Evans
    Marrero, LA

    Pat, I was so sorry to hear of Johnnys passing. I have so many wonderful memories of playing tennis with you guys. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Tootie

  5. Beth Bernie Sloane
    Opelousas, LA

    Dearest Pat, Brian, Melanie, Chelsea and Sloane,
    We are so sad to hear of your Husband, Father and GrandFathers death.. He was one of the kindest, most compassionate man weve ever had the pleasure to know.. I know he loved all of you dearly, and will definitely be missed.. Please find comfort in your faith and the fact he now plays a mean game of tennis on Gods Court
    Love and Peace wished for you, Beth Bernie Sloane

  6. Jeanne Bienvenu
    Opelousas, LA

    You and Johnny were so very blessed to have each other as long as you did. Longer in fact than you will spend without him at your side. I know what you are feeling and how hard it looks but know that it gets easier as time passes. Ill see you soon God bless Johnny on his journey home.

  7. Frances Bellow Chiasson
    lafayette, LA

    Patsy, l was so sorry to hearof your lost. I am sorry I cannot make it to the funeral home, but I want you to know my prayers and thoughts or with you and your family.

    Frances Bellow Chiasson

  8. Janelle SAVOIE
    Opelousas, LA

    Pat. Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Ken and I are out of town but will visit you when I return.

  9. Carolyne DeJean
    Opelousas, LA

    Dear Pat and Family,
    I was so sad to learn of Johnnys death today.
    Johnny was a top notch guy. He was loved and will be missed by so many friends.
    RIP, dear friend.

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