Irene Bourque Sonnier Marks

Lafayette - Funeral services will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Mire, Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. for Irene Bourque Sonnier Marks, 76 who died Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Lafayette.

Interment will be in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, Patrick Bourque and wife Betty of Mire, sister-in-law, Beatrice Bourque of Duson, step children, Barbara Gresham and husband Tommy of Winnfield, Brenda Garbarino of Atlanta and Connie Smith and husband Jerry of Colombus Ohio, many nieces and nephews; and her faithful pet Louie.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Bourque and Ida Boullion Bourque; first husband Edward Sonnier; second husband Louis Marks; five sibilings Eva Mae Prejean, Abby Bourque, Harold Bourque, Lauris Patin and Harry Paul Bourque.

She was born Tuesday, March 10, 1936 in Acadia Parish, Daughter of the late Joseph Bourque and the late Ida Boullion Bourque.

Friends will be received Friday, June 8, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., and Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until Services at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA.

Mrs. Marks loved to entertain her friends and family and would open her home to everyone. She enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, fishing, camping with friends and going to the Casino.

The family would like to thank her best friend Joyce Johnson and the staff of Lafayette General Hospital and Hospice of Acadiana.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Bourque, Darrell Prejean, Michael Bourque, Mitchell Bourque, Dwayne Patin, Josh Bourque and Alex Bourque. Ronald Bourque will serve as honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donation be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

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