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Allen Ted Marcantel

July 18, 1951 — May 11, 2024

Opelousas

Mr. Allen Ted Marcantel, a resident of Lawtell, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Opelousas General Health System.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Lawtell, LA, with interment in the St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery. Reverend Mark Ledoux will celebrate the Mass.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. by Deacon Dwayne Joubert. Visitation will continue Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas, LA.

Pallbearers will be Dane Marcantel, Jacob Bellard, Jude Miller, Stephon Miller, Blake Fontenot, and Cody Duplichan.

Ted was a board member of the Bayou Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 12. Ted enjoyed retirement for the past two years after working for the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development for forty-nine years. His retirement gift to himself was his red tractor that he good naturedly named “Mr. Bojangles.” He spent his days in his garden growing the biggest and most beautiful vegetables. Having his son, Dane, work with him in this garden brought him so much happiness.

Spending time with his wife, Henrietta, and especially his three granddaughters, Macey, Katherine, and Allie were highlights of his days. Macey recently married her husband and Mr. Ted loved Jacob just like a grandson and was so happy to have just celebrated their wedding a few short weeks ago. He also always made sure to have fresh coffee in the mornings for his daughter-in-law, Danielle.

Ted always had the best snacks and made sure that all the people around him were fed. Sharing his garden harvest with friends and family brought him so much joy. He often hosted breakfast club in the early mornings for his friends, Joey Faul and John Stansbury. Visiting and frequent phone calls with his friend Michael “Boo” Bourgeois were part of his weekly routine.

He attended weekly adoration and had a deep devotion to the rosary. His incredible sense of humor, quick wit, and ability to make everyone around him laugh will be immensely missed.

Left to honor Ted’s memory are his wife, Henrietta Bellard Marcantel of Lawtell, LA; his son, Dane Mathew Marcantel and his wife, Danielle Bihm Marcantel of Lawtell, LA; his granddaughters, Macey Bellard and her husband, Jacob Bellard of Prairie Ronde, LA; Katherine Marcantel and Allie Marcantel; his sisters, Jane Miller of Lawtell, LA; Mona Marcantel and her partner, Kayron Lalonde of Kentucky; and Cynthia Miller and her husband, Dale Miller of Lawtell, LA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Marcantel, and his mother, Earline Darbonne Marcantel of Lawtell, LA; and his brother-in-law, Daryl Miller of Lawtell, LA.

Family and friends are invited to visit our website 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.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Rosary Service prayed by Deacon Dwayne Joubert

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

5:30 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Re-Open

Thursday, May 16, 2024

8:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

Skip Montet Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, May 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Bridget Catholic Church

3915 LA-35, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Burial

Thursday, May 16, 2024

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery

3933 LA-35, Opelousas, LA 70570

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