Onesime Richard
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Onesime Richard
  • August 31, 1928 - October 19, 2017
  • Berwick, Louisiana

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Onesime Joseph Richard, a native of Church Point and a longtime resident of Berwick passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 89.

Onesime was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He worked deligently throughout his life to provide and care for his family as a farmer, carpenter, truck driver, police officer at the Berwick Police Department, and later a maintenance man for Cameron Iron Works. He was also a volunteer fireman and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. A deeply devoted Catholic, he was a proud parishioner of St. Stephens Catholic Church where he assisted as a Eucharistic Minisiter and Usher. In his pastime, he enjoyed dancing and vegetable gardening.

Those left to cherish Onesime's memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Aza H. Richard of Berwick; his children, Norma Jane Bower and her husband, Paul, of Bayou Vista, Judy Fontenot and her husband, Dennis, of Bayou Vista, Charlotte Stewart and her husband, James, of Berwick, and Joey Richard, and his wife, Becky, of Bayou Vista; one brother, Robert Richard and his wife, Glenda, of Bayou Vista; nine grandchildren, Melissa, P.J., Nickie, Mill, Kimberly, Zach, Sandi, Jordan, and Dawson; nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

He was prededed in death by his parents, Ferrol and Elvina Savoie Richard; his brother, Ferdie Richard; and his sister, Theresa Cormier. Arrangements under the direction of Hargrave Funeral Home, Morgan City, LA.

The family requests that visitation be observed Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm with a rosary being prayed at 7pm at Hargrave Funeral Home of Morgan City. Visitation will resume on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9am until time of Mass at 11am at St. Stephens Catholic Church of Berwick. Following services, Onesime will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Patterson.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hargrave Funeral Home of Morgan City, LA.