A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church for Curllis Daigle, 87, who passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Father David Hebert, Pastor at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate the funeral ceremony. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.
Visitation hours will be observed at Walters Funeral Home on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and will resume on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed at the funeral home on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Curllis is survived by two daughters, Martha Breaux of Lafayette, and Cathleen Daigle (Brent Leger) of Carencro; one son, James “Tony” Daigle (Pat) of Church Point; four grandchildren, Marlana Daigle, Michael Breaux (Catherine), Marak Breaux (Catie), and Caitlin Ardoin (Christopher); two step-grandchildren, Vanessa Coroy and Crystal Ste. Marie; 14 great-grandchildren; his Godchild, Peggy Tauzin of New Iberia; and all of those near and dear to him from his church family at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Daigle; and his parents, Edmae Mouton Daigle and Dewey Daigle.
Curllis was always ready to help family and friends. He was known to provide good quick haircuts over the years. He provided numerous haircuts to his grandfather, father, son, daughter, grandsons, cousins, neighbors and friends. Curllis served his country as a medic in The United States Navy. He had the privilege of being named Honor Man of his Class. He had the pleasure of working overseas living in Norway and Indonesia. He loved to travel and experience different cultures, all the while teaching about his Cajun Heritage.
Curllis was a devout Catholic. He attended daily Mass and would often provide transportation when necessary for others to join in morning services. He served the parish of St Elizabeth Seton as usher/ greeter for weekend Masses and coordinated Holy Hours for Eucharistic Adoration. Curllis’s presence will be missed amongst his parish family.
After being there for his children all of their lives we had to leave him, because of Covid, to die alone. Although we were all there with him in our hearts.
Pallbearers will be Marak Breaux, Michael Breaux, Dexter Broussard, Nicholas Daigle, Rayford Robin, and Terry Tauzin. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Broussard, Glenn Robin, Melvin Robin, Donald Tauzin, Wayne Tauzin, and Alfred Trahan.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Father Aaron Melancon for his pastoral care, and to so many loved ones for the many prayers during his time of need.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in his name to the Autism Society of Acadiana (3108 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette LA, 70508).
Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.