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Rosaire ‘Ray’ Laurent Bergeron

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Funeral mass of Christian burial for Rosaire “Ray” Laurent Bergeron, 72, of Pickton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at St. James Catholic Church with Father Susai and Father Bowlin officiating.

Military graveside honors by the Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with Howard Pattberg, Joe Ames, Ronny Denton, Bernie Thesing, Steve Shing and Larry Powers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at West Oaks Funeral Home with Rosary beginning at 7 p.m.

Mr. Bergeron died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1939, in Martinville, Province of Quebec, Calif., the son of Joseph I. and Helene (Fecteau) Bergeron.

He married Gloria Foster on July 29, 1972, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She survives.

He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Hood, was an active member of St. James Catholic Church and their “maintenance man,” was a member of the Knights of Columbus, worked on Bicentennial Train in Miami, Fla., for Amtrak, and also owned a dairy.

He is survived by sons Robert Bergeron and wife, Amanda, of Fort Rucker, Ala., John Paul Bergeron and wife, Nuru, of Valley View and David Bergeron of Pickton; grandchildren Ashley Bergeron of Nacogdoches, Taylor, Logan and Peyton Bergeron of Fort Rucker, Ala., Julia, Gabby, Jazlynna and Jayden Bergeron of Valley View, and Lee Bergeron of Pickton; brother Andre Bergeron and wife, Rose, of Dade City, Fla.; sisters Laurette LaMadeleine and husband, Richard, of Hollywood, Fla., and Alice Amyot and husband, Henry, of Barton, Vt.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund, c/o Ann Smith, 297 Texas St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.






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