Harriet Doucet
October 10, 1937  -  January 24, 2019

Harriet Doucet

Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, January 25, 2019
4pm-8pm/Sat 8am-12:30pm
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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, January 25, 2019
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St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1 pm
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St. Landry Cemetery
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, January 26, 2019 Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, La., for Our beloved Harriet Hidalgo Doucet, 81 who passed away on January 24, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. after a long illness. Msgr. Russell Harrington will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass. Mr. J.P. Poierier is the choir direct and Mrs. Andrea Pitre will be the organist. The choir will perform “on Eagles Wings”. As the Deer Longs”, By Name”, songs of the Angels”. “It is Well”. Mrs. Rose Boulet and Ms. Sophie Doucet will be the lector; Dr. and Mrs. Michael Smith will be the gift bearers. Interment will be in the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be, Mr. Connor Doucet, Mr. Aiden Doucet, Mr. Andre Doucet, Mr. Jean Luc Doucet, Mr. Peter Briggs, III, and Dr. Shawn Briggs. Dr. Lucius Doucet III will give the eulogy.

She was surrounded by her loved ones in the end, being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Dr. Lucius J. Doucet, II, her children, Dr. Lucius J. Doucet III, Dr. Christopher E. Doucet and his spouse Leslie, and Dr. Andre H. Doucet, and his spouse, Michelle, her sister, Mrs. Susan Hidalgo Smith and her husband, Dr. Michael Smith, a sister-in-law Mrs. Rose Briggs Boulet and her husband, Dr. L.H. Boulet; her grandchildren: Manon, Gisele, Jean-Luc, Sophie, Connor, Aiden, Isabella, Andre, Amelia Margaret, Mary Grace, and Benjamin and one-great-granddaughter.

Harriet was a native and longtime resident of Opelousas. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Immaculate Conception and the Southwest Louisiana Institute at Lafayette, Louisiana.

She was an active member of the St. Landry Parish church, a lector, a member of the Ladies Altar Society, a choir member, a member of the Friends of the Bereaved, and a Church Council Member, and also a member of the President’s Council of Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

She was a member of the Opelousas Garden Club and the Preservation Society of St. Landry Parish.

She was also a member of the Krewe of Corinth and a Duchess of the annual ball.

She was an accomplished interior decorator of both homes and churches and co-owner of Doucet Acadiana Antiques.

Her Hobbies were travel, gardening and sewing.

The family would like a to especially thanks Mrs. Annette Watts for the excellent care given to her during her illness together with Grace Hospice, Staff and particularly Donna Brown and Allie Segura.

The family request that visitation be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. The funeral home will reopen for visitation on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers donations are to be made to St. Landry Catholic Church.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.


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  1. Sheila Davlin
    New Orleans, LA

    Dear Lucius and Family please accept my condolences Harriet will always be in my prayers . Sheila Davlin

  2. John Harper
    Baton Rouge, LA

    I just learned that Miss Harriet passed away. I’m so sorry for your loss and please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Jennifer, Elizabeth, Lloyd, Gerrard, Madeline, Detemer, and Lexi
    Gainesville, FL

    A person who departs from his earth never truly leaves. Harriet lives on in the hearts of her beautiful family. May she be at peace with our Heavenly Father and may his love and light shine down on you all during this difficult time.

  4. James Carter, SJ
    New Orleans, LA

    Harriet will be in our prayers

  5. Patricia Perkins FaKouri
    Baton Rouge, La., LA

    So sorry for your loss, only GOD can fill the space where Harriet was in your life. Know she is with GOD looking over you and the family

  6. Carol Ann FaKouri
    Houston, TX

    So sorry for the loss of Mrs. Harriet. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless.

  7. Mary Williams
    Port Barre, LA

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending my deepest sympathy and a comforting thought to the family of Mrs. Doucet. The Father of tender mercies and the GOD of all comfort, comforts us in all our tribulation. GOD made hope for the dead possible by sending His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for us. And Jesus promised that the dead will live again. Read John 5:21, 28, 29.

  8. Carl L and Mary Ann Mistric
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . May God strengthen your faith ,console you, and bring you peace during this difficult time.

    Carl and Mary Ann Mistric and Family

  9. Myrtle Guidry-Roussel
    Opelousas 70570, LA

    Dear Lucius,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family at lost of your dear wife Harriet.



  11. Luke and Jeanie Bordelon
    Lafayette, LA

    Jeanie and I offer our condolences to Lucius and his entire family,
    We feel that we were fortunate to have the pleasure of knowing her.

    Harriet and her family will be in our prayers.

  12. Nicholas E. Fa-Kouri, Jr.
    Lewistown, PA

    My deepest condolensces to the family-She was like a second mom to me. God Bless, and, may you find peace and acceptance through it all.

  13. Julie Edwards
    Lafayette, LA

    Our condolences, Lucius, to you and your family. Julie and Rex Edwards

  14. Andre Deshotels
    Opelousas, LA

    I am sorry for the family’s loss.
    Mrs. Harriet was truly a beautiful
    person always smiling and kind.
    I hope you all find peace in this
    difficult time.

  15. Nicky and Freida DeJean
    Opelousas, LA

    Sending prayers and condolences to the family during this time of sadness.

  16. Iris Diesi & Family
    Lafayette, LA

    Peace and Condolences to all of your Family!

  17. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Opelousas, LA

    May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

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