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.
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.
John HarperBaton Rouge, LA
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.
Jennifer, Elizabeth, Lloyd, Gerrard, Madeline, Detemer, and LexiGainesville, FL
Harriet will be in our prayers
James Carter, SJNew Orleans, 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
Patricia Perkins FaKouriBaton Rouge, La., LA
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.
Carol Ann FaKouriHouston, TX
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.
Mary WilliamsPort Barre, 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
Carl L and Mary Ann MistricBaton Rouge, LA
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at lost of your dear wife Harriet.
Myrtle Guidry-RousselOpelousas 70570, LA
MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE MEMORIES YOU CHERISH AND IN THE CARING OF FRIENDS. WITH SINCERE SYMPATHY,
PATSY AND SONNY
SONNY AND PATSY CARONABATON ROUGE, 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.
Luke and Jeanie BordelonLafayette, LA
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.
Nicholas E. Fa-Kouri, Jr.Lewistown, PA
Our condolences, Lucius, to you and your family. Julie and Rex Edwards
Julie EdwardsLafayette, 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
Andre DeshotelsOpelousas, LA
Sending prayers and condolences to the family during this time of sadness.
Nicky and Freida DeJeanOpelousas, LA
Peace and Condolences to all of your Family!
Iris Diesi & FamilyLafayette, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA