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1946 Louise 2022

Louise Lirette

January 14, 1946 — December 3, 2022

The life of Louise Lirette, “MawMaw”, will be remembered and celebrated with wake and funeral services beginning with visitation on Tuesday, December 6 at Blanchard St Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with a rosary at 6:30pm. Another visitation will be on Wednesday, December 7 at the funeral home from 8:00 am to 10:45am. The funeral mass will be at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches on Wednesday, December 7 at 11:00am, with the burial following at Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches. Louise Mary Bergeron Lirette, “MawMaw”, was born on January 14, 1946, and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on December 3, 2022, after a 4-year battle with Lymphoma. Left to cherish her memory are her 6 children: David Lirette (Melissa), Aaron Lirette (Alicia), Stephen Lirette (Elizabeth), John Lirette (Sarah), Clare Schoenborn (Bobby), Sarah Sanders (Garrett), 46 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, 9 brothers, and sister-in-law, Connie Lirette. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gary, her parents Rene and Flossie Bergeron, and her brother Rene Bergeron Jr. Louise was born in Bayou Blue, LA, the sixth of fifteen children. She graduated from Terrebonne High School and Nicholls State University with a degree in Math Education. She married Gary on August 26, 1967. After their marriage they moved to California where their first two children were born. They would then return to south Louisiana to have four more children until Gary’s transfer brought them to north Louisiana. They would eventually land in Natchitoches parish where they remained for retirement. Louise was always a teacher in the Catholic schools, homeschool, and many years of faith formation at her local parish, St Anne. She was a living example of Christ’s teachings. As well as being a gifted catechist, Louise had many other talents which she lovingly shared. She enjoyed gardening and could cook anything! Louise was an accomplished seamstress, making wedding and baptismal gowns for family members, and sharing her talents with her grandchildren in “sewing club”. Louise, MawMaw, will be remembered as a strong and faithful Catholic woman, a devoted wife, and a kind and loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She influenced many lives with her strong love for her Catholic Faith and she instilled this Faith at the center of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Haiti Mission, https://www.haitimissioninc.com.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Mass

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

145 Church St, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Burial

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Memory Lawn Cemetery

, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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