Murphy Joseph Vidalier, 87, of Orange, passed away Aug. 28, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital in Nederland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.

Born in Kaplan, La., on Feb. 7, 1927, he was the son of Ferland Vidalier and Cecile Fredricks Vidalier. Murphy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had worked as a painter with Gipson Paint.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Annette Vidalier; daughters, Nada Simon and Debbie May; son, Calvin Dean May; brother, Slim Vidalier; sister Bell Hamner and grandson, David May.

He is survived by his sons, Ted Vidalier of Orange and David May of Bridge City; son-in-law, Ricky Simon of Orange; daughter-in-law, Becky May of Orange; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Vidalier, Keith Vidalier, Kameron Vidalier, Kaleb Vidalier, Shawn Wilson, and Ricky Simon.