Josephine Canty “Fena” LaCoste, 82, a native and past resident of Berwick and lifelong resident of Ricohoc, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Teche Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by her loving son, Elmer Michael “Mike” LaCoste of Ricohoc; two loving daughters, Monica Gallipeau and her husband Donald of DeRidder, and Tilse Fuselier of Ricohoc; 10 grandchildren, Azure Smith, Joshua Gallipeau, Sarah Gallipeau, Becky Gill, Timothy Gallipeau, Ericka McClain, Dusty Gallipeau, Shanna Malone, Shayne LaCoste and Shamus LaCoste; and 16-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer LaCoste; her father, George Edward Canty Sr.; her mother, Sidney Estelle Grow Canty; two brothers, George Edward Canty Jr. and Carl Canty; and two sisters, Geraldine Canty and Mary Gallier.
Fena was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family, and loved fishing, hunting and trapping with her husband. She was a good cook, the best there was according to her family. She loved the Lord.
The family requests that visitation be observed Sunday, April 1, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City with a Rosary being said at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume Monday, April 2, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 8 a.m. until time of services.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, April 2, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment following in the Berwick Mausoleum.