OBITUARY

Judy Derouen Bernis

March 7, 1948August 26, 2018
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CATAHOULA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Burton J. Bernis, the former Judy Derouen, age70, at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Fabre officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in St. Martinville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at the Dion Hall in Catahoula. The hall will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday until service time.

A native of New Iberia and resident of Catahoula, Mrs. Bernis passed away at 9:43 am on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Bernis was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharisitc Minister. She was a very spiritual woman with strong faith. She was a member of the prayer group, Ambassadors for Christ and taught religion in Catahoula and Coteau Holmes. She also volunteered her time tutoring at Catahoula Elementary and St. Martinville Senior High. Mrs. Judy loved spending time with her family, working in her flower beds and art.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Burton J. Bernis of Catahoula; three daughters, Patricia Broussard and husband Bryan “Flash” of Catahoula; Juanita Dore and husband Cliff of Catahoula and Crystal Capritto and husband Corey of Cypress Island; eight grandchildren, Colby Bourque; Chelsie B. Huval; Caleb Bourque; Shawn Dore; Brittany D. Benoit; Hope Dore; Cameron Capritto and Cicily Capritto; two great grandchildren, Olyvia Bourque and Olivia Benoit; one sister, Jean D. Poche and husband Shelley Boudreaux of Delcambre and one brother, Cagle Derouen and wife Paula of New Iberia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustave and Louise Trahan Derouen. Pallbearers will be Caleb Bourque, Colby Bourque, Bryan Broussard, Corey Capritto, Cliff Dore and Shawn Dore.

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

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Burton Joseph Bernis, Husband
  • Patricia Broussard & Bryan, Daughter
  • Juanita Dore & Cliff, Daughter
  • Crystal Capritto & Corey, Daughter
  • Colby Bourque, Grandchild
  • Chelsie B. Huval, Grandchild
  • Caleb Bourque, Grandchild
  • Shawn Dore, Grandchild
  • Brittany D. Benoit, Grandchild
  • Hope Dore, Grandchild
  • Cameron Capritto, Grandchild
  • Cicily Capritto, Grandchild
  • Olyvia Bourque, Great Grandchild
  • Olivia Benoit, Great Grandchild
  • Jean Poche & Shelley Boudreaux, Sister
  • Cagle Derouen & Paula, Brother
  • Louise Trahan Derouen, Mother
  • Gustave Derouen, Father
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Caleb Bourque, Active
  • Colby Bourque, Active
  • Bryan Broussard, Active
  • Corey Capritto, Active
  • Cliff Dore, Active
  • Shawn Dore, Active

Services

  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Judy Derouen Bernis

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Richard M. Poché

August 27, 2018

Burt and Family,
We are so saddened by Judy's passing. We often talk of when Linda first met you two. We were newlyweds and just had returned from Africa where we married. On first night back in Louisiana, you two took us frogging in the Basin until 4 the next morning. What an experience for a new bride who did not know what a swamp looked like before. We had a blast! Judy made Linda feel so welcomed to Louisiana. That is who Judy was, a natural with people, always caring, and loving. We will always miss her smile and tender heart. Our prayers go out to all of you as you honor a woman who left her footprint on Catahoula and lots of people. We all take refuge in that she is at peace and home. Rich and Linda Poche

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THANKSGIVING 2016 - CHELSIE, LOUISE, JUDY, BRITTANY

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THANKSGIVING 2016- CHELSIE, LOUISE, JUDY, PATRICIA

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BRITTANY DORE AND JUDY
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THANKSGIVING 2016
JUDY, LOUISE, CICILY CAPRITTO, CAMERON CAPRITTO, CRYSTAL CAPRITTO

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BRITTANY DORE, BURTON
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CATAHOULA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Burton J. Bernis, the former Judy Derouen, age70, at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church with Fr. Richard Fabre officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in St. Martinville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at the Dion Hall in Catahoula. The hall will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday until service time.

A native of New Iberia and resident of Catahoula, Mrs. Bernis passed away at 9:43 am on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at her residence.

Mrs. Bernis was a member of St. Rita’s Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharisitc Minister. She was a very spiritual woman with strong faith. She was a member of the prayer group, Ambassadors for Christ and taught religion in Catahoula and Coteau Holmes. She also volunteered her time tutoring at Catahoula Elementary and St. Martinville Senior High.
Mrs. Judy loved spending time with her family, working in her flower beds and art.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Burton J. Bernis of Catahoula; three daughters, Patricia Broussard and husband Bryan “Flash” of Catahoula; Juanita Dore and husband Cliff of Catahoula and Crystal Capritto and husband Corey of Cypress Island; eight grandchildren, Colby Bourque; Chelsie B. Huval; Caleb Bourque; Shawn Dore; Brittany D. Benoit; Hope Dore; Cameron Capritto and Cicily Capritto; two great grandchildren, Olyvia Bourque and Olivia Benoit; one sister, Jean D. Poche and husband Shelley Boudreaux of Delcambre and one brother, Cagle Derouen and wife Paula of New Iberia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustave and Louise Trahan Derouen.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Bourque, Colby Bourque, Bryan Broussard, Corey Capritto, Cliff Dore and Shawn Dore.

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

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.