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May 10, 1911 - Sept. 28, 2016
VILLE PLATTE - Visitation for Edmay Pitre Richard, was held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Ardoin Funeral Home in Ville Platte. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Tom Voorhies officiating. Burial followed in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.
Richard, a longtime resident of Ville Plate, passed away September 28, 2016 at the Maison de Lafayette at the age of 105.
Edmay Pitre Richard was born and raised in Ville Platte. She and her family moved to New Orleans in the 1950s, where she worked for 25 years at West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. After retirement, they moved back to Ville Plate.
Richard is survived by her two daughters, Ethel Jane Fontenot and Mildred “Millie” Dufrene; 10 grandchildren Cleveland, Catherine, Debra, Weldon, Donna, Connie, Wayne, Michelle, Billy, Andrea; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by her husband, Hursey Richard, sons, Vernon and Austin James, and parents, Onezime and Clara Pitre.

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