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Marie Jeanne Fournet Holly
Birth: Jun. 14, 1926
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 2008
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA

Marie Jeanne Holly
(June 14, 1926 - March 19, 2008)

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services for Marie Jeanne Fournet Holly will be held Monday, March 24, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, with the Rev. Justino Estoque officiating.
Visitation will take place Sunday, March 23, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a rosary, led by the Rev. Joey McGrath to be recited at 7 p.m., at Delhomme Funeral Home. A second visitation will take place at the funeral home Monday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Interment will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park.

Mrs. Holly, 85, of Lafayette, passed away March 20, 2008. She was born in Lafayette Sept. 29, 1922, to Jean Jacques and Ann Aurore Labbé Fournet. She attended S.L.I. prior to the US entry into World War II. During the war, she worked for Western Union in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She married Floyd C. Holly Jr. in 1946. After living in Honduras, Crowley, La., and in Lafayette, they resided in Westlake, LA for 47 years. In Westlake Jeanne was involved in many activities at St. John Bosco Catholic Church: she taught CCD (catechism), was a Eucharistic minister, belonged to the Ladies' Altar Society, the choir, the hospitality ministry, and she was an active participant in the church's annual bazaars. In June of 1990, she received the Benemerenti Award, a pontifical award in recognition of distinguished service.

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Jack and Linda Waterman Holly, of Bahrain, David and Catherine Bering Holly, of Katy, Texas, Michael and Denise Tullier Holly, of Hammond, Las., and Benjamin and Thrista Hernandez Holly, of Mandeville, La. Also grandchildren, Jason Holly and wife, Melissa, Sean Holly and wife, Lisa, Zachary Holly, Jacob Holly, Megan Viktorin and husband, Brian, Rachel Holly, Jessica Holly, Graham Holly, Martin Holly, Claire Holly, Emily Fowler and husband, Jimmy, Jonathan Holly and wife, Hannah, Patrick Holly and wife, Mica, Kevin Holly, and Phillip Holly. Also great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Michael, and Nathan Holly, Caroline Viktorin, and William Fowler. She is also survived by brothers, Howard L. Fournet, Thomas R. Fournet, Robert L. Fournet, Frederick A. Fournet, and Daniel J. Fournet; and sisters, Anna Louise Fournet French and Nell J. Fournet Comeaux.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; her parents; and her brothers, Paul A. Fournet and James A. Fournet.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The St. Joseph Diner, 403 West Simcoe, Lafayette, 7050, or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. c/o the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, P.O. Drawer V, Lafayette, 70502.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Holly family at

Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette, 1011 Bertrand Dr., is in charge of all funeral arrangements.

Family links: 
  Jean Jacques Fournet (1880 - 1966)
  Aurore Anne Labbé Fournet (1896 - 1984)
  Floyd Chester Holly (1918 - 2008)*
  Paul A. Fournet (1923 - 1992)*
  James Arthur Fournet (1925 - 1999)*
  Marie Jeanne Fournet Holly (1926 - 2008)
  Thomas Richard Fournet (1927 - 2012)*
  Robert Louis Fournet (1928 - 2008)*
  Nellie Jane Fournet Comeaux (1935 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
Lafayette Memorial Park
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: William Holly
Record added: Mar 24, 2008
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Marie Jeanne <i>Fournet</i> Holly
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Marie Jeanne <i>Fournet</i> Holly
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 Added: Mar. 24, 2008
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