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Varnis Joseph Parfait, age 89, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 9:15 p.m. He was a native of Dulac and a resident of Houma, LA.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Vision Christian Center, 4467 Hwy 24, Bourg, LA 70343 on Friday, March 19, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held in St. Francis de Sales #2 Cemetery.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, masks are mandatory and social distancing should be practiced.
Varnis is survived by his son, Faron Parfait and wife, Lena; daughters, Rachael P. Pierre, and Dierdra P. Scott and husband, David; brothers, Cyrus Parfait, and Anthony "Yogi" Parfait; sisters, Josephine "Belle" Billiot, and Sarah Foret Pellegrin; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Varnis was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Rita Dion Parfait; parents, Joseph and Edna Trosclair Parfait; sons, Herschel, Darrell, and Farrell Parfait; brother, Linus Parfait; sisters, Ella Verdin, Ouida Parfait, Rita Verdin, and Anna Parfait.
Varnis was a member of the United Houma Nation and Knights of Columbus. He was a retired tugboat captain. He enjoyed playing music, trawling, and spending time with family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all whose hearts he touched. He was a sweet soul.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by phone 800-805-5856 or contact [email protected]
Chauvin Funeral Home and Crematory, INC. is honored to serve the Parfait family.
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