May 15, 1940 – April 28, 2021
John Merrill Ricard entered into eternal rest on April 28, 2021. He was survived by his loving wife, Gladys and his daughters, Paula (Todd) and Shari. His grandchildren, Andrew, Danielle, Jordan, and Katelynn as well as his great-granddaughter, Lucille Rose were his pride and joy. He was predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Lucille Richard. John was also survived by his brothers and sisters, Theresa (Will), Harold (Cathy), Linda (Bob), Glenn (Madeline), and his deceased brother, Charles “Marvin” all of whom he truly loved. John is from the Irish Channel of New Orleans and graduated from Redemptorist High School. He retired from Texaco where he worked for over 30 years. John was a longtime resident of Marrero, Louisiana. He was a spiritual inspiration to all that knew him. He had a very strong Catholic faith that he loved sharing with all who knew him. He was a member of St. John Bosco’s weekly adoration in which he loved attending. John will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends. Visitation will begin at St. John Bosco Church, 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey, on May 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., with a mass to follow. Interment at Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna, Louisiana
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
May 2, 2021
Dear Ricard Family,
I know the Ricard Family since a young
Kid. I went to St. Henry’s with most of them.
All were nice, hardworking, Christian People.
They attended the St, Henry’s yearly reunion for many of years.
Both Merrill and I had a wonderful relationship with Sister Mary Eileen, who taught us in Second Grade at St. Henry’s.
I know Sister Eileen was waiting at Heaven’s Gate to welcome Merrill.
God Bless Merrill’s Memory and May he Rest In Peace.
St. Henry’s Class of ‘55.
May 1, 2021
Heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow . We wish you healing and prayers . Love , John Finn, Shelley, John and Kelley .
April 30, 2021
Rest in peace dearest brother-in-law. You fought a great battle but clearly God has a better plan for you. You welcomed me with open arms into the Richard fold from the day I met you. For that I will always be grateful. I'll so miss you calling me Cat. Until we meet again. Love you, Cat