OBITUARY

Richard James Darby Jr.

January 16, 1990September 19, 2020
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be conducted for Richard James Darby, Jr., age 30, at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

A visitation will take place at Evangeline Funeral of New Iberia on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the service time. A rosary will be prayed at 1:00 pm.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Richard passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at his residence.

Born on January 19, 1990 to Richard Darby, Sr. and Priscilla Gaspard, Richard was one of 6 children. He was a fun loving and high spirited young man who enjoyed living life his own way. Richard was very talented and partook in many hobbies such as skateboarding, playing guitar, hunting and fishing, and riding motorcycles. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, and friend and loved his family with all his heart. Richard was especially close to his grandfather. He proudly served his country in the United States Armed Forces for 4 years and was honorably discharged. Richard will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his father, Richard Darby, Sr. (Tasha); mother, Priscilla Gaspard; sister, Madeline Darby; brothers, Dylan Dwyer, Dustin Darby, Ian Darby, and Shaune Hare; aunts, Mona Mendoza (Lawrence), Joan Gaspard, Deborah Darby, Regina Oliva (Elton), and Dale Newman (Kevin); uncle, Teddy Darby; godmother, Fedora Boudreaux (Brennan); paternal grandmother, Regina Darby; and nieces, Nevaeh Dwyer and Layla Dwyer.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald Gaspard and Eula Mae Gaspard; paternal grandfather, John Darby, Sr.; and best friend, Horace Pickett.

Pallbearers will be Alex Mendoza, Shaune Hare, Brennan Michael Boudreaux, Dustin Darby, Tyson Labit, and Brennan Boudreaux.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Mendoza, Dylan Dwyer, Ian Darby, Kevin Newman.

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

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

  • FAMILY

  • Priscilla Gaspard, Mother
  • Richard Darby, Sr. (Tasha), Father
  • Madeline Darby, Sister
  • Dylan Dwyer, Brother
  • Dustin Darby, Brother
  • Ian Darby, Brother
  • Shaune Hare, Brother
  • Mona Mendoza (Lawrence), Aunt
  • Joan Gaspard, Aunt
  • Deborah Darby, Aunt
  • Reginia Oliva (Elton), Aunt
  • Dale Newman (Kevin), Aunt
  • Teddy Darby, Uncle
  • Fedora Boudreaux (Brennan), Godmother
  • Regina Darby, Paternal Grandmother
  • Nevaeh Dwyer, Niece
  • Layla Dwer, Niece
  • Donald & Eula Mae Gaspard, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
  • John Darby, Sr., Paternal Grandfather (deceased)
  • Horace Pickett, Longtime best friend (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alex Mendoza, Active
  • Shaune Hare, Active
  • Brennan Michael Boudreaux, Active
  • Dustin Darby, Active
  • Tyson Labit, Active
  • Brennan Boudreaux, Active
  • Lawrence Mendoza, Honorary
  • Dylan Dwyer, Honorary
  • Ian Darby, Honorary
  • Kevin Newman, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Memories

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Joan Musemeche

September 23, 2020

Im so sorry. I know Richard will be missed. I have fond memories of him jumping on the trampoline, skateboarding....all happy times.

Brittney Guidroz

September 23, 2020

We only got to chill twice I wish I could have gotten to know u better. U were very interesting to me I wish that I could have seen are talked to u before u were called home. U meant the world to my brother he will be so lost without both u an Chris plz watch down on him... GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN RIP πŸ˜’πŸ’”πŸ™

Madeline Darby

September 22, 2020

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September 22, 2020

Madeline Darby

September 21, 2020

Tammy Darby

September 21, 2020

We will miss you so much and we always πŸ’˜ you until we meet again R I P. πŸ’˜ Aunt Tammy

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