Irene Stoute Bergeron
Opelousas- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Irene Stoute Bergeron on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Port Barre. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Sibille Funeral Home in Port Barre. The rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Fr. Clint Trahan will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will be held in the church cemetery.
Irene, a lifelong resident of Port Barre entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 23, at the age 88, surrounded by her loving family. Irene never sat still. She worked multiple jobs as a cook and waitress at Indian Hills Country Club and Susie’s home cooking for many years. Prior to that she along with her husband owned and operated Roy’s restaurant in Port Barre. She also catered weddings, parties, and Mardi Gras balls. Every Sunday her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered at her home for a home cooked meal which she prepared with love. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, making homemade bread, picking pecans, and making pepper jelly. Irene was the first woman elected to the Port Barre town council. She also served as President and then Vice President of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary unit 334, where she was a member for over 50 years. Irene was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Barre.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 54 years, John Douglas Bergeron; 3 daughters, Gina Hagan and husband, Andy, Susan McClelland and husband, Thomas (Tommy), and Debbie Olivier, all of Port Barre; 1 son, Billy Ozenne and wife, Pam of Lake Charles; 5 grandchildren, Abby Hagan Mann (Justin), Allison Hagan, Ciji Guyre Cooper (Matt), Shelby Olivier Artigue (Jamin), and Brent Ozenne (Lisa); 6 great grandchildren, Connor and Caleb Ozenne, Cason, Camin, and Collins Cooper and Loretta Grace Mann. She was Blessed with very special friends who will also mourn her passing.
Irene was the last surviving child out of 11 children. She is now reunited with her parents and all of her siblings again. What a beautiful reunion it must be. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Nora Stoute; her brothers, Collins, Frederick, Evan, Merrick, and Albert Stoute; 5 sisters, Lena Lacomb, Edna Devillier, Versie Bergeron, Lelia Aymond and Hazel Chustz.
Pall Bearers will be Justin Mann, Jamin Artigue, Kevin Mann, Cason Cooper, Roy Hardy and Billy Ozenne. Honorary pallbearer will be Robert (Bob) Artigue, Jr.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Patrick Gillespie, Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care; and Allison Hagan her granddaughter that was her constant caretaker in her last few months.
Words of Comfort for the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre.