GRAND MARAIS — A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Merlin Boutte Sr., 58, will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Fr. Chauvin officiating. Visitation with be at St. Nicholas Catholic Church on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 8 a.m. until the time of the services. Interment will follow at St. Nicholas Mausoleum.
A native and resident of Grand Marais Mr. Boutte died at 9:54 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Iberia Medical Center. He worked as a mechanic in the area salt mines and farmed with his family in his spare time. He was also a former member of the Knights of Peter Claver; a member of St. Nicholas Holy Name Society; and a member of the Magnificent 12 Social Club.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Veronica Broussard Boutte, of Grand Marais; two sons Paul Merlin Boutte Jr. and his wife, Casey, of Grand Marais and Chad Michael Boutte of Grand Marais; three brothers Moreal Boutte and his wife, Wanda, of Baton Rouge, Morran Boutte and his wife, Clair, of Beaumont, Texas, and Macain Boutte and his wife, Carolyn, of Lafayette; two sisters Melinda Olivier and her husband, Benward, of Grand Marais and Milleson Arceneaux and her husband, Tony, of Grand Marais; three grandchildren Aubri Boutte, Kelsey Boutte and Braeden Boutte; three godchildren Samantha Boutte, Norris Boutte and Harold Grogan; and a beloved pet Lexi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Florence Olivier Boutte; and a beloved pet Bruizer.
Serving as pallbearers will be Norris Boutte, Harold Grogan, Sean Arceneaux, Peter M. Boutte Jr., Herbert Boutte Sr., Paul “Lurch” I. Olivier, Manolito Martinez and Clarence Broussard.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Clifton Olivier, Norman Boutte, Benedict Olivier, Lawrence Boutte Jr., Barry Olivier, Byron Olivier, Tony Arceneaux, Benward Olivier, Kylie Boutte, Shea Arceneaux, Calvin Broussard and Shane Arceneaux.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia at 1101 Trotter St., 369-6336, will be handling the arrangements.