Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at a 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Howard Lanclos, age 76, who passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. Rev. Mark Ledoux, pastor of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, will officiate at the service. Readers will be Hailee LaGrange and Lydia Lalonde. Eucharistic Ministers will be Melinda and Johnnie “Boo-Boo”.
Musical selections will be provided by Ron Moreau, accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ. The songs will be Amazing Grace, Isaiah 49, Hail Mary Gentle Woman, One Bread One Body, and Be Not Afraid.
Mr. Lanclos was a native and resident of Arnaudville. He worked oversees as a Dredge boat Captain and superintendent for Willbros Group, Inc. where he retired with over thirty five years of service.
Survivors include his wife of fifty eight years, Nola Mae Noel of Arnaudville; three sons, Gerry Lanclos and his companion, Cindy Nelson, Darrell Lanclos and his companion, Bessie Theriot, and Dwayne Lanclos and his wife, Rachelle, all of Arnaudville; three daughters, Linda Fruge' and her husband, Kenneth, and Sharon Lanclos all of Arnaudville, and Kathy Fruge' and her husband, Kevin, of Carencro; one brother, Bradley Lanclos and his wife, Mavis, of Krotz Springs; two sisters, Velma David and her husband, Johnny, and Mary Lou Lacassine and her husband, Bob, all of Krotz Springs; fifteen grandchildren, Lana, Lance, T-Blue, Nikki, Jay, Caleb, Shaun, Lydia, Brittany, Tye, Dre’, Hailee, Tanya, Nicholas, and Andrew; ten great grandchildren; and three godchildren, Faye Walls, Johnnie "Boo-Boo" Soileau, and Bonnie Huguet.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andre “Andrew” Lanclos, Jr. and the former Odette Rivette.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home by Shirley Taylor, Beatrice Zerangue and Leatrice Meche.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Gerry Lanclos, Darrell Lanclos, Dwayne Lanclos, Tye Lanclos, Jay Lanclos, and Kevin Fruge'.
Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.