A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Riley Adam Doucet at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, LA. Monsignor Russell Harrington will Celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park.
Mr. Doucet, age 73, a resident of Opelousas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Riley worked as a floor installer all of his life. He enjoyed working with wood and made beautiful swings and gliders for friends and family. He was an outdoorsman but mostly loved rabbit hunting. He also loved helping people and making new friends. Riley really enjoyed dancing, playing his guitar and his accordion. Riley will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Georgette Thibodeaux Doucet; his daughters, Laura Doucet Sankus and husband, Steve; Paula Doucet Nelams and husband, Scott; Anne Doucet Matt and husband, David and his two grandchildren, Hunter Matt and Elliot Sankus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivy Doucet and Theresa Janice Doucet; his baby brother, Adam Doucet and his infant daughter, Monique Marie Doucet.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas and will reopen on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM. A rosary will be prayed on Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM in the funeral home.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Dear Georgette, so sorry to hear about Riley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
Merv & Phil CronMorse, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
Dear Family of Mr. Doucet,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth... and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore... I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:1-5
D. HetrickYoungstown, OH
so sorry for your loss
Lucy CourvilleOpelousas, LA
RILEY WAS A GREAT NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND AND ALWAYS HAD TIME TO TALK.HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.GEORGETTE GOD PROVIDES YOUR STRENGTH.
Lola nealOpelousas, LA
you will be missed my dear cousin you were such a loving and giving person
deborah and carl pitreOpelousas, LA
My sympathy goes out to you guys for your loss. Uncle Riley was definitely a fun man with lots of funny stories. He will be missed
Nicholas ForetKaty, TX
Georgette and family, Danny and I are so sorry for your loss! We have such fond memories of Riley when we neighbors. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Danny and Susan Saucier.
Susan SaucierOpelousas, LA
We both rabbit hunted with Riley many times. We will surely miss him. Our prayers for him and your family.
Bob & Debbie VentreBunkie, LA