Francis, Leona Pellissier

The special occasion of celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Leona and Francis Pellissier, Sr. of Rayne was the reason for a social on April 4, 2009, at the home of Joe and Kristin Navarre of Rayne.

Hosting the special party were Brenda Alleman, Kristin Navarre, Connie Meyers, Janet Pellissier, James Pellissier, Joey Pellissier, Fran Romero and Francis (Tee) Pellissier, Jr.

Approximately 40 were in attendance for the special event. Among the refreshments was a special anniversary cake donated by Kathy Navarre.

The honored couple was married April 12, 1959, during a ceremony held at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne.

Mrs. Pellessier is the former Leona Breaux, daughter of Claudia Breaux and the late Eli Breaux.

The son of the late Louis and Maggie Pellissier, Mr. Pellissier is a retired painter.

The couple’s children are Brenda Alleman of Rayne, Janet Pellissier of Rayne, James Pellissier of Rayne, Joseph Pellissier of Rayne, Francis (Tee) Pellissier, Jr. of Rayne, Fran Romero of Johnson Bayou, Kristin Navarre of Rayne and the late Connie Pellissier.

Their grandchildren are Rhonda and Blaine Alleman, Connie Meyers, Dale Labbie, Lance Labbie, Shane, Chantelle and Coby Pellissier, Josh Pellissier, Brittany Pellissier, Jacob Dodge, Caleb Dodge, Dayton Dodge and the late Kimberly Labbie.

Great-grandchildren are Zeb Michael Meyers, Jada Meyers, Holly Pellissier, Jayden Cody, Grant Pellissier, Joel Dodge and Tessa Dodge.

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