RAYNE - A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, for Wilfred Constantine, 94, who passed away at his home on Thursday, July 25, at 12:59 a.m. in Rayne.
Fr. Kevin Bordelon, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated the services. Burial was in the St. Joseph Catholic Church New Mausoleum in Rayne.
The family requested the visitation on Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne. A Rosary was recited on Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation resumed on Saturday, July 27, at 8 a.m. until time of the services.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Eyola G. Constantine of Rayne; three sisters, Helen Saltzman of Carencro, Agnes Dupont of St. Martinville and Ida Hayes of Sulphur; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Constantine was preceded in death by one son, Jody Costantine; his parents, Theophile Jr. and Ella B. Constantine; two brothers, Dennis Broussard and Wilsie Constantine; and one sister Eula Ogle.
Mr. Wilfred proudly served his country for three years in the United States Navy as a decorated veteran during WWII. He served on USS Pine Island AV-12 and was present at the signing of the unconditional surrender of the Japanese Forces.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations made to any Parkinson’s charity and Bridgeway Hospice.
Visitors view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Constantine’s family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home, LLC- Rayne, (337) 334-3600, 900 East Texas Ave., Rayne, LA 70578 was honored to be in charge of the arrangements.