Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor II Blvd Morgan City, LA

Associates

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    Candace Lodrigue Dinger

    Manager

    Candace Dinger is a 3rd-generation funeral director. She has tended to the needs of her community since 2005, assisting in building one-of-a-kind ceremonies for the families she serves. In 2006, she received her producer’s license with the State of Louisiana, which allows her to guide families in planning funeral services in advance. In 2014, she earned her certification as a Dignity Celebrant. Since then, she has helped families create meaningful and personalized services that truly reflect unique lives. Candace is constantly working to build lasting relationships within the community. She lives in Morgan City with her husband, their 2 children, 3 dogs and pet bunny.

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    Ernest L Ourso

    General Manager

    Ernest Ourso has provided compassionate care to South Louisiana families since 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College and a master’s in theological studies from Notre Dame Seminary. Ernest is proud to be guiding families through one of the most difficult, personal times in life.
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    Patrick Reed Gros

    Funeral Director

    A lifelong resident of St. Mary Parish, Patrick is a 1969 graduate of Berwick High School. He attended Nicholls State University and worked in the oil fields for several years before enrolling at Delgado Community College to study funeral service. Following that schooling, Patrick worked at a local funeral home for a few years and then opened Hargrave Funeral Home with Joe Hargrave. After the two sold their business, Patrick worked at the Berwick Police department until he retired and returned to Hargrave Funeral Home, where he continues a lifetime of caring for friends and neighbors. Patrick and his wife of 40-plus years have two children. He spends his free time with his four adoring grandchildren.