OBITUARY

Joseph "Joe" Viator

March 15, 1938April 4, 2021
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COTEAU – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Joseph “Joe” Viator, age 83, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church with Fr. Keith Landry officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm. The Men’s Rosary Group will pray a rosary at 10:00 am.

Mr. Viator was a native of New Iberia and longtime resident of Coteau. He passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Pelican Pointe Nursing Home.

Mr. Viator was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a diesel mechanic that started his career with Brady Engine for many years. He later opened his own business, JD Tractor Repair where he worked alongside numerous cane farmers in Iberia Parish tending to their equipment for more than fifteen years. He loved the outdoors and working his beautiful and meticulous vegetable garden and enjoyed rabbit hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jenny Carriere and husband Mark of Youngsville and Jacqueline “Jackie” Viator of Coteau; five grandchildren, Megan Duplantis, Jarren Carriere, Brock Carriere, Kennedi Duplantis and Jaden Carriere; six great grandchildren, Caine Ray, Olivia Carriere, Chloe Mathews, Camen Cariiere and Bowen Carriere and two sisters, Joanne V. Sidwell of Coteau and Kim V. Broussard and husband Corwin of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Landry Viator; parents, Dophie and Lillian Dugas Viator; grandson, Rickey Louviere, Jr.; great grandson, Conner Carriere; son in law, Rickey Louviere, Sr.; two brothers, Reggie Viator and Terry Viator; sister in law, Nancy Viator; brother in law, Norman Sidwell; niece, Wendy Trahan and two nephews, Scott Moncla and Terry Pat Viator.

Pallbearers will be James Landry, Troy Landry, Travis Lancon, Caine Ray, Brad Moncla, Mark Carriere, Brock Carriere and Chris Viator.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Viator, Daughter
  • Jenny Carriere (Mark), Daughter
  • Megan Duplantis, Grandchild
  • Jarren Carriere, Grandchild
  • Brock Carriere, Grandchild
  • Kennedi Duplantis, Grandchild
  • Jaden Carriere, Grandchild
  • Joanne V. Sidwell, Sister
  • Kim V. Broussard (Corwin), Sister
  • Sally Landry Viator, Loving wife (deceased)
  • Dophie & Lillian Dugas Viator, Parents (deceased)
  • Conner Carriere, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Rickey Louviere, Jr., Grandson (deceased)
  • Rickey Louviere, Sr., Son in law (deceased)
  • Reggie Viator, Brother (deceased)
  • Terry Viator, Brother (deceased)
  • Nancy Viator, Sister in law (deceased)
  • Norman Sidwell, Brother in law (deceased)
  • Wendy Trahan, Niece (deceased)
  • Scott Moncla, Nephew (deceased)
  • Terry "Pat" Viator, Nephew (deceased)
  • Mr. Viator is also survived byfive great grandchildren, Caine Ray, Olivia Carriere, Chloe Mathews, Camen Carriere and Bowen Carriere.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Landry, Active
  • Troy Landry, Active
  • Travis Lancon, Active
  • Caine Ray, Active
  • Brad Moncla, Active
  • Mark Carriere, Active
  • Brock Carriere, Active
  • Chris Viator, Active

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Ricky Segura

April 8, 2021

I am so sorry that I missed Mr. Joe’s funeral. I thought of him often, especially after Ms Sally passed away, but my biggest regret is not going to visit him. I worked with Mr. Joe during his 2nd tour with Brady Engine and got to know him and Ms Sally, two of the best God put on this earth. My memories of working with Mr. Joe will never be forgotten, I remember going to a party at his home and meeting his friends and family and thinking this is how I want I want my life to be.

Always remembered,
Ricky & Kathie Segura


John Berard

April 6, 2021

Your family has my deepest sympathy...I was so sorry to hear of his passing....your family will be in my prayers

Megan Duplantis

April 5, 2021

Connie Castille

April 5, 2021

I have fond memories of Mr Joe, He was one of the kindest men I have ever met
May he Rest In Peace

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COTEAU – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Joseph “Joe” Viator, age 83, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church with Fr. Keith Landry officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm. The Men’s Rosary Group will pray a rosary at 10:00 am.

Mr. Viator was a native of New Iberia and longtime resident of Coteau. He passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Pelican Pointe Nursing Home.

Mr. Viator was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a diesel mechanic that started his career with Brady Engine for many years. He later opened his own business, JD Tractor Repair where he worked alongside numerous cane farmers in Iberia Parish tending to their equipment for more than fifteen years.
He loved the outdoors and working his beautiful and meticulous vegetable garden and enjoyed rabbit hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jenny Carriere and husband Mark of Youngsville and Jacqueline “Jackie” Viator of Coteau; five grandchildren, Megan Duplantis, Jarren Carriere, Brock Carriere, Kennedi Duplantis and Jaden Carriere; six great grandchildren, Caine Ray, Olivia Carriere, Chloe Mathews, Camen Cariiere and Bowen Carriere and two sisters, Joanne V. Sidwell of Coteau and Kim V. Broussard and husband Corwin of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Landry Viator; parents, Dophie and Lillian Dugas Viator; grandson, Rickey Louviere, Jr.; great grandson, Conner Carriere; son in law, Rickey Louviere, Sr.; two brothers, Reggie Viator and Terry Viator; sister in law, Nancy Viator; brother in law, Norman Sidwell; niece, Wendy Trahan and two nephews, Scott Moncla and Terry Pat Viator.

Pallbearers will be James Landry, Troy Landry, Travis Lancon, Caine Ray, Brad Moncla, Mark Carriere, Brock Carriere and Chris Viator.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.