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1978 Philip 2019

Philip Candella

January 17, 1978 — April 15, 2019

Visiting for Philip Jason Candella will be held in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at LaFond Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Jason Candella passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Philip Jason Candella was born on January 17, 1978 in Opelousas, LA. Jason graduated high school from Catholic High in New Iberia in 1996 with honors and was a National Honors Society recipient. After high school he attended LSU in Baton Rouge where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering in 2002 and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. After college, Jason obtained his Property Casualty and Life Health Insurance licenses in 2002 and began working for his father at the Mike Candella Insurance Agency in Opelousas until 2017 as a licensed sales producer, agency manager, and marketing coordinator. Jason was a loving son, loyal brother, faithful friend, and most importantly a devoted father. His most precious daughter, Ava Grace Candella, was his pride and joy. Jason will be dearly missed by many.

Survivors include daughter, Ava Grace Candella; his father, Mike Candella of Carencro, LA; his mother, Dolores Reynolds of New Iberia, LA; his brothers, Brett Boudreaux of New Iberia, LA; Larry Stephans of Austin, TX; his sister, Kimberly Candella Judice of Lafayette, LA; his niece, Caylee Boudreaux and his nephews, Luke and Ivan Judice.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Shawn Candella; his uncle, Father Fred Reynolds; his paternal grandparents, Philip Joseph Candella and Anna Mazolla Candella and maternal grandparents, Fred and Lillian Reynolds.

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

LaFond Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 S. Union St, Opelousas, LA, 70570, (337)942-2638, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


Public Viewing

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel in Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S. Union St.
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, April 19, 2019
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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