A Liturgy of the Word service will be held Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Irene Leger, 88, who passed away January 3, 2021 at her residence. Father Chester Arceneaux, rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will conduct the funeral services. Heidi Guilbeau and Brandy Watts will be the lectors; and Charlotte Jagneaux, Phyllis Simar, and Ory Veillon will provide musical selections. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include three daughters, Merella Palombo, Connie Lee and her husband Erik, and Tammy Veillon; five sons, Murphy Leger and his wife Debbie, Dennis Leger and his wife Monica, John Leger and his wife Germaine, Pat Leger and his wife Brenda, and Kenneth Leger and his wife Laurie; two sisters, Marion Naquin and Thelma D. Hebert; one brother, Albert Dugas; twenty-three grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Emery Leger; her parents, the former Yola Cormier and Leonard Dugas; two sisters, Anna Lee Roger and Rose Thibodeaux; and one brother, John Melvin Dugas.
Irene was born in Scott and lived in Lafayette for more than 60 years. She was a dedicated homemaker who raised her eight children as devout Roman Catholics. She was a member of St. Jules Catholic Church in Lafayette.
Serving as pallbearers are Scott Leger, Wes Hebert, Jeff Romero, Leonard "Bubba" Leger, Keith Leger, and Kenneth "June" Leger. Honorary pallbearers include Leo Lee, Thomas Veillon, Albert Dugas, and Luke Veillon.
The family requests that visitation be held on this Wednesday between the hours of 3:00 - 8:00 pm, and resume Thursday morning at 9:00 am until time of service. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening.
Online condolences may be made at www.waltersfh.com.
Walters Funeral Home, 2424 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 70507; 337.706.8941 is in charge of arrangements.
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