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Rena Blanchard

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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:00 am

Funeral services will be conducted for Rena Ann Blanchard, 82, on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the David Funeral Home Chapel with Msgr. Richard Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and resume on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 9 a.m. until services. A Rosary will be recited in the funeral home on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

A native of St. Martinville and a resident of New Iberia, Blanchard passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 4:15 p.m. at her residence. She retired as an assembly technician at the McIlhenny Company. She enjoyed playing solitaire and caring for her family.

She is survived by her daughters Ruth Gaspard, Nancy Picard, both of New Iberia, Susan Maturin Mathis of Jonesboro and Alice Bouillion of Port Allen; her son Willis Joseph Maturin Jr. of New Iberia; her sister Doris Duplantis of New Iberia; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and 17 step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willis Joseph Maturin Sr.; her second husband, Dennis Domingue; her parents, Lazaire Blanchard Sr. and Alazaire Albert Blanchard; her daughter Anna Mae Maturin; her son Billy Adam Maturin; her brothers Whitney Blanchard, John Blanchard, Anthony Blanchard, Leonard Blanchard, Lazaire Blanchard Jr. and Sandys Blanchard; and her sisters Anna Belle Verret, Anaida Lasseigne and Anna Mae Blanchard.

Pallbearers will be Chad Maturin, Nathan Mathis, Willis Flores, Gordy Maturin, Jessie Bouillion and Elvis Mestayer Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Flores, Eric Gaspard, Russell Marceaux, Willis Maturin Jr., Kenneth Maturin, Paul Maturin and Johnny Picard.

You can sign the guest register book and/or send condolences at

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St., (337) 369-6336 is in charge of arrangements.

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