Irene Viator, 94, of Orange, passed away March 11, at The Meadows in Orange.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., with a rosary held at 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 15 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in New Iberia, Louisiana, January 22, 1921, she was the daughter of Batiste and Louisia Viator. Irene was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and had been since 1946. She loved Cajun music, dancing, and was a seamstress who designed her own clothes. She loved her family very much and worked hard all of her life taking care of them. She loved to cook and wanted everyone to eat when they came to her house.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wedes Viator.
Irene is survived by her children, Orey Viator and Patsy of Mauriceville and Ella Mae Welch and Lionel R. of Labelle; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be T-Ray Viator, Ricky Viator, Jeffery Viator, Jerry Paul Viator, Steven G. Welch, and Aaron Gaudet. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Viator, Ted Dore’, Johnny Romero, Jason Gaudet, and Taylor Cox.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at http://donate.cancer.org, or Odyssey Hospice at 550 Fannin St. #1230 Beaumont, TX 77701.