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“I remember him so well and his last visit to my bird farm. He was such a nice fellow. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. The video was...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Garrie Landry - Franklin, LA

“Pat,my condolences to you and the family on the passing of your father.I'm praying for all in this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Darrel Gordon - Georgetown, LA

“So sorry to hear about your Dad, know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Keeping you close to our hearts. Give our love to your Mom. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Martha Guillotte - Frankin, LA

“Gone but not forgotten.will miss visiting you ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Gladys Sophus - New Iberia, LA

“Ms. Joland, Pat and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Cliff's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Shirleen Melancon - Beaumont, TX

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Cliff's passing. I've thought of him many times through the years and will always remember him as the wonderful man he was. ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Charlie Gary - Burton, TX

“Prayers for family and friends, Mr. Cliff was a nice friend. May he rest in peace. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sheryl Landry - Franklin, LA

“Sending our Sympathy and Condolences to the family. May he rest in eternal peace. Keeping him and the family in thoughts and prayers ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Floyd and Charlene LeBlanc - LA

“Please accept my sympathy for the death of Cliff. Pray that God's love will sustain all of you at this difficult time in your lives. Jesus receive...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Cliff rest in God's eternal peace and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA


Clifton "Cliff" Charpentier, 91, died peacefully in his sleep early Sunday morning, June 10, 2018, at The Consolata Home in New Iberia. He had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease for a number of years.

Cliff began his career in carpentry at eight years old under the tutelage of his late uncle, O'Neil Guillotte of Jeanerette; continued construction work in the US Navy Seabees for eleven years; built numerous homes in Franklin, Baldwin, and Charenton; adorned many houses with custom cabinetry and furniture; and switched to fishing commercially in the 1970s.

Over the years, Cliff's love of animals led him to raise quail, pheasant, fish, rabbits, chickens, domesticated birds, and ducks as well as German shepherds, his beloved beagles, Cricket and Honey, and his sugarcane-field rescue, Hobo.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Joland Hebert Charpentier; daughter, Patricia Charpentier and her husband Bob Guerrette of Orlando; sister-in-law, Flo Charpentier of Charenton; special nephew who was like a son to him, Harry Charpentier and his wife Roxanne; goddaughter Belinda Charpentier Lucas of New Iberia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Charpentier and Martha Simoneaux Charpentier; and two brothers, Lucien "L.J." Charpentier and Clarence "Tu Blanc" Charpentier and his wife, Marie.

Serving as pallbearers will Bob Guerrette, Harry Charpentier, Dustin Charpentier, Steve Gentry, Chuck Guillory, and Glenn Naquin.

Visitation will be held at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 15 and at Immaculate Conception Church in Charenton Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Father Cedric Sonnier will officiate a funeral mass and burial in the church cemetery.

Joland and Patricia Charpentier invite all Cliff's family and friends to join them at a reception in Jud Hall after the services.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.