Edward Allen Broussard, 78, of Orange, passed away Feb. 28, in Beaumont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Acadia Parish, La., March 3, 1937, he was the son of Joseph Roy Broussard and Anne Mae (Thibodeaux) Broussard. He was a 1955 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, and in the United States Army from 1956 to 1963. Edward was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus Council 6763.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert W. Broussard, of El Paso and his daughter-in-law, Valerie Broussard, of Fannett.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Doucet Broussard, of Orange; former wife, Wanda Flanigan Broussard, of Groves; daughter, Donna Nussle, of Groves; sons, Rodney Lee Broussard, of Fannett and Mark Allen Broussard and wife Cynthia, of Groves; sisters, Connie Coy and husband Tony, of Dayton; parents-in-law, Elley and Helen Doucet, of Orange; sisters-in-law, Etta Broussard, of El Paso, Mary Kelley and husband Mike, of Orange, Theresa Clark and husband David, of Hillister, Loretta Cagle and  husband Jerry, of Bridge City and Rebecca Drake and husband Jimmy, of Kirbyville; brothers-in-law, Fred Doucet and wife Lydia, of Mauriceville and Dr. Dan Doucet and wife Dr. Roxie, of Corpus Christi; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 13 nieces; eight nephews and numerous great nephews and great nieces.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Allen Broussard, Trey Allen Broussard, Rodney Allen Broussard, Jason Lee Broussard, Brian Michael Kelley and Frederick Leon Doucet.