Ourso Funeral Home

134 Houmas Street, Donaldsonville, LA


Olive "Papoose" Constantino Richard

February 28, 1928June 10, 2020

Olive “Papoose” Constantino Richard, resident of Donaldsonville, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm in Gonzales. She was 92 and a native of Belle Alliance. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and crocheting. Olive married Alvin Joseph Richard on August 1, 1948 and three children were born of that marriage, the late Richard Robert “BB” Richard, Vanessa Peart, and Jude Richard (Gina). Olive is also survived by her brothers, Frankie Constantino (Louise) and Glen Constantino; 3 grandchildren, Casey French (Lang), Trey Richard (Shalyn), and Ali Richard; and a great grandson, Aiden French. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Joseph Sr. and Agnes Haynes Constantino; sisters, Betty Constantino Doughty and Joyce Constantino Jones; brothers, Louis, Peter and Joseph “Joe Joe” Constantino; and a nephew, Michael “Mike” Jones. A private mass will be held in her honor. Pallbearers will be Trey Richard, Anthony Grisaffe, Sr., Chris Adams, Lang French, and Anthony Grisaffe, Jr. We wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Azalea Estates of Gonzales, Susie Richard, Lisa L’Huillier, Missy Marchand and staff; Med Pass, JoAnn Hebert and Paulette Edmonston; and Amedysis Hospice, Beth Bourgeois, Bonnie Peltier, Nikki Musso, Angela Russel, Jacque Duplantis, Jessica Farmer, Chrissy Hammack, and D’Ette Stelly. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church.


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Olive "Papoose" Constantino Richard

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Connie Falcon

June 11, 2020

Paps will always hold a dear space in my heart. She was there when I needed to talk something out. She was there when I lost my Mom. I miss her not sweeping her driveway. I miss not making her vegetable soup. I miss her showing me how to do a certain crochet stitch that I may be having trouble with. Rest sweet friend. I love you. There will always be a hole in my heart.