The Life of Clarence Trahan

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM for Clarence Trahan on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard. Clarence was 88 when he went home to see his Lord and Savior on Sunday evening, April 30, 2023, at The Carpenter House-St. Joseph Hospice in Lafayette.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will continue on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 8:00 AM until time of services at 10:30 AM. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 6:30 PM in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE Location.

Interment will be held in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.

Reverend Michael Keith Landry, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia, will officiate at the services.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary Catherine Romero Trahan; his son, Mitchell "Mickey" Trahan and his wife Cindy; his daughter, Cindy Menard and her husband Darrell; his son, Rodney Trahan; his grandchildren, Charmaine Cashat (Cody), Renee' Menard (Tyler Scott), Mitchell Trahan, Rodney John Trahan, Erin Trahan, Jayden Trahan, and Catherine Menard (Matt Trepagnier); his eighteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Robert Trahan; his sister, Faye Young, and numerous nieces, nephews and god-children.

Preceded in death by his parents, Adolph Trahan and Olive Whittington Trahan; his sisters, Elda Gaspard and Selvina Gerard; his brothers, Victor Trahan, Felician Trahan, Alcee Trahan, and Savy Trahan; his grandson, Jeramy Trahan, and his granddaughter, Amy Trahan.

Mr. Clarence was born in Maurice and was a resident of Lafayette for the majority of his life. He was a devout Catholic and was also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Clarence was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council 7557. Throughout his life he worked in the oil and gas industry as a machinist. Most recently he was the owner and operator of Louisiana Cajun Machine until his retirement.

Some of his hobbies included Cajun dancing, listening to Cajun music, traveling, fishing, hunting, telling jokes, and manicuring his yard. He was known for his cooking, especially his gumbo. Although he had many interests in life, his greatest passion was his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Upholding the honor of pallbearers will be, Mickey Trahan, Mitchell Trahan, Rodney Trahan, Rodney John Trahan, Darrell Menard and Cody Cashat.

Honorary Pallbearers will be, Robert Trahan, Kenneth Romero, Clem Laskowski and Bob Beaumont.

Special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph Hospice for the exceptional care given to Clarence.

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