Donald Lirette, Sr.

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Donald Joseph Lirette, Sr, 87, a native of Bourg and resident Jena, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.

Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend that will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by all who were blessed to know him.

He proudly served as a U.S. Marine in the Korean War. He was a retired employee of Chevron-Texaco after many years. He also enjoyed camping, gardening, woodworking, and making people smile. However, his greatest love was his family.

Services were held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bourg, Louisiana, under direction of Chauvin Funeral Home of Houma.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith Aucoin Lirette; parents, Clyde Lirette and Elizabeth Ellender Lirette; son, Donald Lirette, Jr; brothers, Elmer Lirette, and Curtis Lirette; sisters, Gloria Henry, and Barbara Price; mother-in-law, Louella Aucoin; brother-in-laws, Barry Aucoin and Jerry Aucoin.

Donald is survived by his wife of nine years, Barbara Guidry Fontenot Lirette; children, Vera Lirette, Ralph Lirette, Sr, and Eric Lirette and wife Nicole; step-children, Karen Leonard and husband Dennis, Belinda Kimbro and husband Gary, Timothy Fontenot, Alton Fontenot, and Melissa Harwell and husband Aaron; sister, Earnestine Pitre; eight grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.

Chauvin Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Donald Joseph Lirette, Sr.

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