Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor II Blvd, Morgan City, LA


Edward Patterson Jr.

9 November, 193515 July, 2020

Edward Joseph Patterson Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 15, 2020. He touched so many lives in his 84 years. The outpouring of love his family has received is evidence that his generous spirit and zest for life impacted many people.

Ed had a brilliant mind and was a hard worker throughout his life. With his petroleum engineering degree from LSU, he developed a successful family owned marine transportation business, Central Boat Rentals. He also served his country as a member of the United States Army.

Ed never missed a chance to be out on the water, catching anything that would bite on the end of his many lines. “Don’t hoss ‘em!” was often heard while fishing with him. Football games, concerts, and dancing were some of his other passions. Grand Isle, skiing, hunting and fishing trips are also treasured memories. Always ready for an adventure, Ed showed everyone how to live life to the fullest!

Faith was an important part of Ed’s life, as well as his close-knit family. Attending all of their games or special events, his continual support meant everything to them.

He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Edith Hover and Brenda Dawson; his children and their spouses, Pamela Robichaux, David and Kellye Patterson, Michael and Erin Patterson, Catherine and Mark Nini; his grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Roques, Aimee (Matthew) Ory, Kimberly, Bradley, Whitney, Wrenn and Elizabeth Patterson, Luke and Kate Patterson, Caroline, Madeline and Thomas Nini; great grandchildren, Gabriella and Raphael Ory, Brantley and Christian Roques; his companion Janice LeBlanc and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Russo Patterson, his parents, Edward and Edmay Patterson, Sr., his in-laws, Frank and Elvina Russo and a son in law, Edward Robichaux.

Ed was a great inspiration to his community and his entire family. He was a living legend, a classic one of a kind man who will continue to be loved and missed.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 20, 2020, 6:00-9:00 pm and Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 7:00-10:15 am at Hargrave Funeral Home. His eulogy will be begin at 10:45 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Holy Cross Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Catholic, Holy Cross Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

In keeping with government mandate, Hargrave Funeral Home can allow for only 150 guests in it's facility at a time while the church can allow for 198 guests. All guests are asked to wear face masks as well as adhere to social distancing protocols upon entry of the funeral home and church.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 20 July , 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 21 July , 2020

  • Eulogy

    Tuesday, 21 July , 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, 21 July , 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 21 July , 2020


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Patrick Hover

22 July 2020

I never saw the man without a smile! "A living legend", how true. Sorry we couldn't be there. Condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the entire Patterson family.

Jo Anne Bergeron

21 July 2020

Our sincerest condolences for the Patterson Family at this time. Sorry we couldn't go in person to pay our respects. Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this time. Mr. Ed was a wonderful man!

The Bergeron Family
Daniel, Jo Anne, Aimee and Abbie

Connie & Derald Hardaway

17 July 2020

To the Patterson family, we send you our deepest condolences. Mr. Ed was always one of Derald's favorite people and he has fond remembrances of hunting, fishing and drinking rum and diet cokes with him and having the time of his life! He will be greatly missed. All of our lifes are better because he was a part of them!

Mary Ellen Ruiz Stegall

16 July 2020

Ellen Ruiz and the Ruiz family send condolences to the Patterson family. We saw Mr. Ed at Dad's wake in December and most recently at a Mardi Gras ball. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Patterson family. Mr. Ed was a kind and generous man. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace with our Lord.

Whitney Patterson

16 July 2020

It’s not really one memory... but just a constant one. When my mom told me the news the first thing that popped into my mind was, “wait, so who is going to eat all the food I can’t finish!?” I love you pawpaw and though TECHNICALLY you weren’t my blood grandpa, i never felt any different. You treated me as though I was your grandchild from birth. I was never able to thank you enough.


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