Leonville - Funeral services for Gerald "Gene" Moreau will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel in the Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. Fr. Darren Eldridge will officiate the service. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in St. Leo the Great Catholic Cemetery in Leonville, LA.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mr. Gerald Gene Moreau, age 80, on Monday, December 6, 2021, at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home in Arnaudville. He was a farmer for many years, loved spending time outdoors, fishing, and enjoying nature. He loved all children and treated all children like his own, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his son, Kerry Cardinale (Dianne); his daughters, Kim Darbonne (Dwain); and Karen Devillier (Ricky); brother, Joseph "Ned" Moreau (Laura); sister, Dorothy "Dot" Stelly; He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren: Kristy Fontenot (Jamie), Cody Darbonne (Emily), Nicole Gil (and companion, Michael), Chawntelle Willingham (Kevin), Joshua Devillier, and Mark Devillier; and 7 great-grandchildren: Lindsey Fontenot, Aubrie Darbonne, Hannah Darbonne, Rhett Darbonne, Kade Gil, Marlie Gil, Kate Willingham, and Hope Willingham; Godchild, Kenneth Stelly (Brenda); nephews: Todd Stelly (Rachel), Jason Stelly (Salina), Brady Moreau (Nellie), and Kevin Moreau; nieces, Stacie Stelly (Craig), Shelia Stelly (Fred), Pam Stelly (Lonnie), and Angela LeBlanc; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Cardinale Moreau; his parents, Newton G. Moreau and Mildred Carriere Moreau; his father-in-law, Francisco "Frank" Cardinale and mother-in-law, Hazel Badeaux Cardinale; brothers-in-law, Raymond Cardinale, Salvadore Cardinale, J. C. Stelly; sisters-in-law, Dawn Milto Cardinale and Beatrice L. Cardinale; Godchild, Chris Moreau; and great-nephew, Trent Stelly.
Pallbearers will be Cody Darbonne, Jamie Fontenot, Joshua Devillier, Kenneth Stelly, Todd Stelly, and Jason Stelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady Moreau, Kevin Moreau and Mark Devillier.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook and view the video memorial at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home, 2845 S. Union St., Opelousas, LA has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.