VILLE PLATTE ~ It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Rayford "Ray" Pitre, Sr, announces his passing on Monday, January 05, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Senior Village Nursing Facility in Opelousas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. Peters Catholic Church in Grand Prairie. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Peter's Cemetery with Father Mark Melancon as Celebrant .
Mr. Pitre was a Veteran of WWII having served in the United States Navy.
A loving Husband ,father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, brother and friend, Ray leaves behind his beloved wife of 72 years Anna Lee LaFleur Pitre of Grand Prairie; two sons, Rayford "Ray" Pitre, Jr and wife, Jeanne of Ville Platte and Wayne Pitre and wife, Pamela of Marshall, Tx; three daughters: Sandy Rougeau and husband, Jim of Lafayette, Ginny Fuselier and husband, Chris of Ville Platte and Angie Stelly and husband, Troy of Washington; Precious memories will be fondly recounted by his twenty grandchildren and his fourteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Ray will now reunite in Heaven with his parents, Frank Louis and Elaine Pitre, one son, Glenn Pitre and two grandchildren, Laurie Pitre and Scotty Fuselier. They surely await his arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.
Ray's family has requested a visitation to begin on Tuesday, January 06, 2015
From 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM by Father Randy Moreau. The Funeral Home will reopen Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM until time of services.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Pitre family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, 337~363~2181.