Helen Isabelle Poche Poprik

May 23, 1927September 9, 2011

Helen Poche Poprik, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 09, 2011. Age 84 years and a lifelong resident of New Sarpy, LA.

Beloved wife of the late George Howard Poprik. Loving mother of Vicki G. Catalano, Darlene G. Desselle and adored son-in-law Barney Desselle. Grandmother of Frank Catalano (Jennifer), Lori Falgoust (Lonnie), Dana Trosclair (Ivy), and Brett Catalano.Great Grandmother of Cole, Jimmy, Michael, Ansley, Delaney, and Lily.Daughter of the late Paul J. Poche, Sr., and Isabelle Simon Poche. Sister of Paul Poche, Jr., James Poche, and the late Rosemary Hinkle, and Gloria Catalano.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to the Funeral Mass on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road, Destrehan, LA. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM. Interment will follow in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery.

Contributions can be made in loving memory of Mrs. Helen Poprik to The Arc of St. Charles, PO Box 455, Boutte, LA 70039.

Arrangements under the direction of H. C. Alexander Funeral Home, Norco, LA


  • Visitation Monday, September 12, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Monday, September 12, 2011

Helen Isabelle Poche Poprik

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Pam Trepagnier-Dufrene

September 14, 2011

Dear Darlene and Vicky... how could we ever forget growing up in New Sarpy with your mom? I'll never forget when ya'll moved into the neighborhood. I always want to remember the happy times back then, and she was one who could make anyone laugh, and laugh with you! You're so blessed to have had her this long in your life. Bless You!

Phyllis Breaux

September 13, 2011

We at the ARC of St. Chalres met Ms. Helen when she won our 2010 Raffle for the Saints Signed Football. When she came to the Arc to collect her football she was so excited and told us the story of her first game at Tulane Stadium. She was such a nice lady and I am sure she will be sadly missed by all. To her family, we are so sorry for your lost, and may God Bless you all.
The Arc of St. Charles

September 13, 2011

To Helen's family,
Our sympathy on the loss of Ms. Helen. On behalf of our son, Pierre, who attends The Arc of St. Charles daily, thank you very much for your mention of our organization for memorials.
Arleen and Henry Friloux

Jackie Reeves

September 12, 2011

So sorry to hear about your mom, Vicki. You are in our thoughts.

Carl and Jackie Reeves

Sylvia Petitfils

September 12, 2011

To Ms.Helen's family. I met Mr.George & Ms.Helen through her dear friend, Marlene Stumpf. They were they sweetest people to know. Ms.Helen,always had this wonderful smile on her face and was so pleasant to me & my husband. They made you feel like they had known you forever. May God take her into his arms and may she be at peace.
Our sincere condolences.
Sylvia & Lyle Petitfils (St.Rose,LA)

Frank Catalano

September 11, 2011

An extremely lovely and caring lady whose loss is deep and soriful. My warmest feelings of sympathy go out to her girls Vicki and Darlene whom she loved so much. She will be missed by
all who knew her as she touched all of us in a special way.
May she be welcomed by St. Peter at the gates of heaven. A sure place for her reward for having exhibited such an amazing and caring life.
May she rest in eternal peace and may
the blessing of the almighty keep her safe. So Long Mom.

Terry (Poche') Alleman

September 11, 2011

My prayers are with you. I will always remember my summers at "Doodle's" house. We had many fun times and laughs. She and Uncle George will always be in my heart.
Love, Terry

Ronnie Cheek

September 11, 2011

Darlene - it seems like only yesterday that your Mom & Dad would come to my Dad's place on Saturday nights. Your Mom always had a smile & a warm hello for me. They were both wonderful

Fred Schulman

September 11, 2011

Dear Helen,
All of us at Pearl's Place will always miss you. We will miss your humor, advice and of course your cooking. You are very missed by Fred, Elaine, Courtney, Jesssica, Silar and Jordan Schulman. Love and Peace to you.

Therese & Bob Barry

September 11, 2011

We were so sorry to learn of Helen's death. Can't see a praline and not think of Helen. God bless.