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1955 Joseph 2020

Joseph "Greg" Chachere

June 10, 1955 — February 6, 2020

Opelousas - Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 for Greg Chachere at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Father Gregory Simien will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. Visitation will continue on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Greg was born and raised in Lewisburg. He attended and graduated from ABW in 1973. Greg then went to University of Louisiana at Monroe where he earned his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Business Administration. He furthered his education at Texas A&M, earning his PHD, also in Business Administration.

Greg was a people person and a history buff; he loved teaching others about New Orleans history, as well as, his family's genealogy. He enjoyed reading and writing; and he was a successful published author. Greg will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his beloved mother, Verna Jane Carroll Chachere Fontenot; brother, David B. Chachere and his wife, Kathy; sisters, Theresa Elaine Chachere Tweedell and her husband, Carol and Cindy Chachere Fontenot and her husband, Charles; nieces, Kristy Fontenot, Elise Chachere and Grace Chachere; and nephews, Billy Fontenot, Cody Fontenot, Justin Chachere and Kevin Chachere.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Roy Chachere; maternal grandparents, Gilbert Carrol and Noelie Marie Pitre; and paternal grandparents, Rodney and Lucille Franchbois Chachere.

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

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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