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 Joseph “Junior” Berard, Jr

Joseph “Junior” Berard, Jr

Cecilia, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 12 Sep 2008 (aged 79)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 62712520 · View Source
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Joseph "Junior" Berard, Jr.
(March 2, 1929 - September 12, 2008)

Son of
Walter J. Berard
Celine Jeansonne Berard

Husband of
Emeline Kennison Berard

Father of
Warren Berard
Terry Berard
Tony Berard
John Berard
Carol Berard Champagne
Linda Berard Breaux
Mary Berard Mouton
Sharal Berard
Wendy Berard Bourgeois
Elizabeth Berard Guidry
Tammy Berard Romero
Ronald Berard
Donald Berard

Step-father of
Debbie Barras
Kevin Kennison

J. D. Jeansonne
Lynn Berard
Charles Berard
Andrew Castille
Morris Castille
Mike Berard
Patrick Castille
Gloria Castille
Emily Breaux
Velma Breaux
Lou Berard
Percy Castille
Davis Castille
Harry Castille
Fred Castille
Jimmy Castille
Shirley Barras

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Joseph "Junior" Berard, Jr., age 79, who passed away Friday, September 12, 2008 at 12:37 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Mr. Berard was a native and long time resident of Cecilia. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Berard had served in the U.S. National Guard.

Survivors include his very special wife, Emeline Kennison Berard of Cecilia; four sons, Warren Berard and his wife, Jackie, of Arnaudville, Terry Berard of Scott, Tony Berard and his wife, Mona, and John Berard, all of Duson; seven daughters, Carol Champagne and her companion, Francis, of Indian Bayou, Linda Breaux and her husband, Kenneth, of Duson, Mary Mouton and her husband, David, of Maurice, Sharal Blanchard and her husband, Mike, of Houma, Wendy Bourgeois and her husband, Darren, of Duson, Elizabeth Guidry of Duson, and Tammy Romero and her husband, David, of Scott; two step children, Debbie Barras and her husband, Eddie, of Cecilia, and Kevin Kennison and his wife, Nina, of Cecilia; seven brothers, J. D. Jeansonne and his wife, JoAnn, of Lafayette, Lynn Berard and his wife, Renate, of Breaux Bridge, Charles Berard and his wife, Jane, of South Carolina, Andrew Castille of Breaux Bridge, Morris Castille of Ohio, and Mike Berard and his wife, Shirley, of Breaux Bridge, and Patrick Castille and his wife, Renella, of Breaux Bridge; four sisters, Gloria Castille and her husband, Pete, of Breaux Bridge, Emily Breaux of Breaux Bridge, Velma Breaux of Lafayette, and Lou Berard of Breaux Bridge; 31 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter J. Berard and the former Celine Jeansonne, both natives of Henderson; two sons, Ronald Berard and Donald Berard; two grandchildren, Brandon Bourgeois and Cody Michael Courville; five brothers, Percy Castille, Davis Castille, Harry Castille, Fred Castille, and Jimmy Castille; and by one sister, Shirley Barras.

Pallbearers will be Warren Berard, Terry Berard, Tony Berard, John Berard, Kevin Barras, and Eddie Barras. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Berard and Lynn Berard.

Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street was in charge of arrangements.




  • Created by: Kathy S. Savoie
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62712520
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph “Junior” Berard, Jr (2 Mar 1929–12 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62712520, citing Saint Francis Regis Cemetery, Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Kathy S. Savoie (contributor 47333179) .