Opelousas - Funeral services for Ethel Marie Pitre Box will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas, La. Deacon Sammy Diesi will conduct the funeral service. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a Rosary being prayed at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, La.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ethel Marie Pitre Box, age 70, of Opelousas, La. She passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Opelousas General Health System.
Ethel retired from Opelousas General Health System after working over 25 years as a billing supervisor. She was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds, taking care of her magnolias and Easter lilies, cooking, was a wonderful caretaker, doing crossword puzzles and shopping. Family was her greatest joy. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ethel was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dan Box, of Opelousas, La.; her daughters, Monica Rasmussen and husband, Kris Rasmussen, of Denver, Colorado; Pamela Potier (Craig Dugas) of Parks, La.; her brothers, Ronald Pitre and wife, Dee; her sisters, Juanita Pitre, Jeanette Robert and husband, Wilbert and Sandra Huguet and husband, Terry. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Ethan Cormier, Aaron Cormier, Alexandria Potier, Samantha Potier, Adam Rasmussen and Ian Rasmussen. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Isabella Disotell, Corbin Meche, Analeigh Meche, Asher Cormier, Michael-Allen Louviere and one on the way, Wrenley Potier.
She was preceded in death by parents, Herbert Pitre and Mable Fruge Pitre; her daughter, Annette Box; her brothers, Wilbert Pitre and J.C. Pitre and her godchild, Stacey Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Wyatt Louviere, Terry Huguet, Wilbert Robert, Byron Robert, Jordy Huguet and Johnny Lafleur.
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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