John "Johnny" Lee Richard

RAYNE - Funeral services will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in Mire, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 11 a.m. for John Lee Richard, 61, who died Tuesday, September 21 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.

The Very Rev. Msgr. Russell Harrington Pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Mire will be the celebrant for the funeral mass.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Sheila Boudreaux Richard of Rayne; one daughter, Kristi Angelle Richard of Rayne; one sister, Monita Rivers and husband Garry of Duson; one sister-in-law, Carla Lormond and husband Joe of Rayne; two brother-in-laws, Don Boudreaux and wife Sheila, of Oklahoma, and Todd Boudreaux and wife Janie of Luling; and many special nieces and nephews and numerous aunts and uncle and cousins.

He was preceded in death by parents, Alphonse Richard and Margery Arceneaux Richard; and one brother, Patrick Richard.

He was born Tuesday, October 26, 1948 in Rayne, son of the late Alphonse Richard and the late Margery Arceneaux Richard.

A rosary was recited Wednesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at Gossen Funeral Home.

Friends were received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. in Rayne Wednesday, September 22 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Thursday, September 23 from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m..

Pallbearers will be Dustin Boudreaux, Alvin Faul, David Faul, Greg Lormond, Scott Lormond and George Melancon, Jr.. Honorary pallbearers will be Mearl Arceneaux, Don Boudreaux, Todd Boudreaux, Jeremy Boudreaux, Henry “Tex” Menard, John Joseph Lormond, C.J. Richard and Garry Rivers.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

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

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