A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Our Lady Queen of Peach Catholic Church for Edmae Colligan, 89, who passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Father Hampton Davis, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace, will officiate the ceremony and conduct graveside services. Interment will take place at Assumption Cemetery.
Edmae will always be remembered by family and friends as a loving, virtuous woman, who embraced everyone who came in her presence with enduring love. She was generous, giving, caring, and a very loving person filled with warmth.
Edmae B. Colligan was born on May 11, 1927 to the late Paul and Loretta Andrus Bernard. She was a native of Carencro, and a resident of Lafayette, where she met and married the late Ed Colligan. Through this union, they were blessed with four children. One son, Donald Colligan; three daughters, Diane (Carol) Colomb, Debra (Joseph) Lopez, and Gail Maxine (Louis) Navarre; eight grandchildren: Dena, Karen, Treia, Keidra (Jared Silverman), Joseph II, Chance, Maya, and Oliver; and nine great-grandchildren.
Edmae was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Colligan; her parents, Paul and Loretta Bernard; six brothers, Paul Jr., Hayes, Ashton, Pelton, Freddie, and Alfred Bernard; four sisters, Lena Bernard Beverly, Irene Bernard, Evelyn Bernard Miller, and Marie L. Bernard.
Edmae was employed at the Old Charity Hospital for a brief period. She was a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary, which she enjoyed and volunteered for.
Pallbearers will be Baylen Alex, Justin Colligan, Paul Colligan, Jr., Chance Lopez, Joseph Lopez, II, and Sam Senegal.
Visitation hours will be observed on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.