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Harold Richard

January 22, 1929 — November 2, 2020

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Harold Richard at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at St. Landry Catholic Church.  Rite of Committal will take place at the St. Landry Catholic Church Mausoleum.  Monsignor Russell Harrington will celebrate the Mass.

Mr. Richard, age 91, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Harold was a loving, husband, father and grandfather.  He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force.  Harold was employed with Marcann Advertising Company for over 40 years.  After his retirement with Marcann, he worked for Dimmicks Auto Parts and the Bank of Sunset where he was named Employee of the Year.  He also served as a volunteer for the Lawtell Fire Department.  Harold enjoyed listening to music, grilling and was an inventor of many different gadgets.  He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by wife of 35 years, Christel Helmstetter Richard; his son, D. Rickey Richard and wife, Kathy; his daughters, Christine Richard and husband, Timothy and Caroline Bonin and husband, Ricky and his sisters, Clara Young and Madgeline Lyons.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dustin Richard, Daniel Richard, Shelly Toussaint, Kristin Richard, Sarah Bonilla, Robert Howerter, and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Woodson Richard; his parents, Perry and Delphine Richard; his brothers, Leroy Richard, Jules Richard and his sisters, Dorothy Cormier and Terradene Thibodeaux.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Richard, Daniel Richard, Robert Howerter, Andrew Zavala, Timothy Richard and Jake Thibodeaux.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary being prayed at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. until time of service in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas.

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.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Recitation of the Rosary

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Starts at 6:30 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Landry Catholic Church (Opelousas)

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Rite of Committal

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Landry Church Mausoleum

1020 N Main St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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