The beloved matriarch of our family, Florina "Flo" Domingue, known to family and friends as "Girlfriend," passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on March 6, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home. Father Brian Taylor, pastor of St. Genevieve Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and conduct the funeral services. Jodi Bollich, organist and soloist, will perform "Here I Am, Lord", "Ave Maria", "Panis Angelicus", "J'irai La Vois Un Jour", and "How Great Thou Art". Lectors will be Amy Duhon and Brooke Wisian; giftbearers will be Quinlan Duhon and Mackensie Duhon. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Constance "Connie" Conditt of Lafayette and Phyllis Walters and her husband Gene of Lafayette; two sons, Casey Duhon and his wife Amy of Youngsville and Carl Duhon and his wife Lisa of Broussard; one brother, John Smith and his wife Ann of Lafayette; two grandsons, B. Ross Walters of Lafayette and Lucas Duhon of Broussard; five granddaughters, Cecile Walters Hebert, her husband Matt, and their two children Daniel and Olivia of Broussard, Quinlan Duhon of Baton Rouge, Mackensie Duhon of Baton Rouge, Sydney Forester of San Fransisco, and Lincoln Duhon of Lafayette; and three step-grandchildren, April Townsend and her husband Scott, Todd Forester and his wife Kelli, and Brooke Wisian and her husband Clayton, all of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Stanley Duhon, her second husband Lucas Domingue, her parents, the former Odile Cormier and Louis Smith; two sisters, Betty Cecil and Cindy Bisigiani; and one brother, Harry Smith.
A native of Carencro and resident of Lafayette for most of her life, Flo worked in the fashion industry as a young lady at La Parisienne in downtown Lafayette and in 1971 opened her own boutique, Flotena's, with her business partner, Tena Bright. She liked to travel, and took many trips with family and friends, both in the U.S. and Europe. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and baking, especially around the holidays when friends and family would wait with delicious anticipation for her peanut butter fudge, pralines, English toffee and coconut macaroons. She loved playing Scrabble and was as an avid card player, particularly skilled in playing Canasta and Bouree, which she loved playing with her daughters, granddaughters and friends.
Pallbearers for the service will be Carl Duhon, B. Ross Walters, Lucas Duhon, Ricky Smith, Todd Forester and Matt Hebert.
The family requests that visitation be held Friday, March 8, 2013 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., and resume Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. until time of service. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Special thanks are given to her caretaker, Rose Duncan, her physician, Dr. Jody Rosson, and the staffs of LTAC, LGMC, Nursing Specialties and Heart of Hospice.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142; Memphis, TN 38148-0142.