Evangeline Funeral Home

415 E Bridge Street, St. Martinville, LA


Pierre "Pete" Kidder

February 17, 1936September 14, 2019

COTEAU HOLMES – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Pierre “Pete” Kidder will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at St. Elizabeths Catholic Church. Fr. Bill John Melancon, Pastor of St. Rita’s Church and Fr. Joe, Pastor of St. Elizabeth’s Church will celebrate the mass. Mr. Kidder will be laid to rest with his wife Patsy in the church cemetery with Full Military Honors by the Acadiana Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in St. Martinville on Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm with the Rosary at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 10:30 am.

Pierre, known by family and friends as Pete, was born February 17, 1936 in Arnaudville to the late Jean Kidder and Bernadette Kidder and passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Landmark of Acadiana. He was 83.

Pete was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War, and was a past volunteer of the Coteau Holmes Volunteer Fire Department. He worked as a self-employed welder many years for various oilfield related companies in the Acadiana area and retired to enjoy life. He enjoyed working with his hands and in recent years he built model airplanes, boats and windmills as a hobbie. His greatest joy was being outdoors hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest well Pete.

Pete is survived by his brother, Joseph Kidder; two God Daughters, Darlene Arnaud and Brenda “SueSue” Bergeron; a God Son, Harold Boudreaux, Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patsy Boudreaux Kidder; a God Daughter, Elizabeth Darbonne; and his sisters and brother, Elodie Kidder, Ernestine Darbonne, Marie Darbonne, Aline Brasseaux and David Kidder.

Serving as pallbearers are Jude Kidder, Art Zoerner, Donald “T-Joe” Guillory, Sy Savoy, Cameron Melancon and Roy Savoy, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Boudreaux, Jr. and Ry Savoy.

To view the online obituary and to share memories, please visit Mr. Kidder’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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


  • Joseph Kidder, Brother
  • Darlene Arnaud, God Daughter
  • Brenda "SueSue" Bergeron, God Daughter
  • Harold Boudreaux Jr., God Son
  • Patsy Boudreaux Kidder, Wife (deceased)
  • Bernadette Kidder, Mother (deceased)
  • Jean Kidder, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth Darbonne, God Daughter (deceased)
  • Elodie Kidder, Sister (deceased)
  • Ernestine Darbonne, Sister (deceased)
  • Marie Darbonne, Sister (deceased)
  • Aline Brasseaux, Sister (deceased)
  • David Kidder, Brother (deceased)
  • Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews

  • Jude Kidder
  • Art Zoerner
  • Donald "T-Joe" Guillory
  • Sy Savoy
  • Cameron Melancon
  • Roy Savoy, Jr.
  • Harold Boudreaux Jr., Honorary
  • Ry Savoy, Honorary


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Pierre "Pete" Kidder

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Martha Zoerner

September 17, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Darlene, Jude, Art, Catherine and for all who truly love Uncle Pete. We are so sorry for his passing and are also so very thankful that Art and Catherine and Jude were able to visit with him when he still was alert. Everyone will be in our thoughts and prayers during the wake and also as ya'll bid farewell to an amazing Uncle tomorrow. Love you Uncle Pete and may you rest in peace next to Aunt Patsy.