Rita Boutte Dionne

September 14, 1936June 27, 2021

RYNELLA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mrs. Marion Dionne, the former Rita Boutte, age 84, at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church. Following services, Mrs. Dionne will be laid to rest with her husband at St. Marcellus Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. A Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dionne was born September 14, 1936, to the late Laurent and Oceta Bourque Boutte in St. Martin Parish. She passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at her residence in Lafayette.

Rita was a proud homemaker, who prepared many wonderful meals of Stuffed bell peppers, smothered chicken and a family favorite of spaghetti and meatballs. She was a phenomenal seamstress that crafted numerous wedding gowns and Mardi Gras and carnival ball gowns. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Tena Tate and husband Hugh of Slidell; Craig Dionne and wife Camille of San Antonio, TX; Ray Paul Dionne and Wanda McLane and husband Todd of Orange, TX; thirteen grandchildren, Ben Tate, Emily Welch, Jesse Tate, David Dionne, Elaina Dionne, Evan Dionne, Heidi Roach, Lindsey Crosby; Anna Vanhoose, Andre’ McCleary, Robert Dionne, Ryan McLane and Natalie McNeil; seventeen Great Grandchildren and one sister, Lillian B. Boudreaux of New Iberia.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marion Dionne; one great grandchild; Angelina Dionne; two sisters, Laurence B. Sieber and Gurlie B. Broussard and five brothers, Clovis Boutte, Ossay Boutte, Samuel Boutte, Abdon “Dan” Boutte and C.P. Boutte.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Hugh Tate, Ben Tate, Dave Welch, Todd McLane, Ryan McLane and Aaron McNeil.

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


  • Craig Dionne (Camille), Son
  • Ray Paul Dionne, Son
  • Tena Dionne Tate (Hugh), Daughter
  • Wanda Dionne McLane (Todd), Daughter
  • Ben Tate, Grandchild
  • Emily Welch, Grandchild
  • Jesse Tate, Grandchild
  • David Dionne, Grandchild
  • Elaina Dionne, Grandchild
  • Evan Dionne, Grandchild
  • Heidi Roach, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Crosby, Grandchild
  • Anna Vanhoose, Grandchild
  • Andie McCleary, Grandchild
  • Robert Dionne, Grandchild
  • Ryan McLane, Grandchild
  • Natalie McNeil, Grandchild
  • Lillian B. Boudreaux, Sister
  • Marion Dionne, Husband (deceased)
  • Laurent Boutte, Father (deceased)
  • Oceta Bourque Boutte, Mother (deceased)
  • Clovis Boutte, Brother (deceased)
  • Ossay Boutte, Brother (deceased)
  • Abdon "Dan" Boutte, Brother (deceased)
  • C.P. Boutte, Brother (deceased)
  • Laurence B. Sieber, Sister (deceased)
  • Gurlie B. Broussard, Sister (deceased)
  • Angelina Dionne, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Mrs. Dionne also leaves behind to cherish her memory, 17 great grandchildren.

  • Hugh Tate
  • Ben Tate
  • Dave Welch
  • Todd McLane
  • Ryan McLane
  • Aaron McNeil


  • Visitaiton

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Rita Boutte Dionne

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Fulton Charles Hebert

June 30, 2021

Your father and I were first cousins. Our prayers go out to you and your family. I remember your mother and father when I was young. Both of them were very kind to me growing up. Your Grandfather Ray was my favorite Uncle. We will pray for Rita and Marion who are now in heaven. Fulton Charles and Marnell Hebert

Christopher Roach

June 30, 2021

Granny, you will be missed. You accepted me along with my boys as part of the family, and into your house with open arms. I will never forget your cooking, and your witty banter. Rest easy with Jesus now. We will do our best to carry on your legacy. We love you.