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Funeral services for Mrs. Mercedes LeBlanc Naquin will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian burial. She will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery. Monsignor J. Douglas Courville, JCL will be the Celebrant for the Mass. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Naquin, Leroy Naquin Jr., Seth Vaughn, Dylan Vaughn, Jeremy Chaisson, and Donald Naquin. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Naquin and Patrick Cameron.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at the Church of the Assumption from 9:00 a.m. until Mass time, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:00 a.m.

Mercedes was born to the late Lloyd LeBlanc and the late Albertine Hulin LeBlanc in New Iberia, where she was raised. In 1952, she married the love of her life, Leroy Eugene Naquin and the two began raising their family. They were former residents of Patoutville, Bayou Vista, and Youngsville for various lengths of time, and have resided in Berwick for the past seven and a half years. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Berwick. Some of her favorite pastimes were cooking and spoiling her grandchildren. On Monday, February 6, 2017, at the age of 85, she passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her six children, Robert Naquin and his partner Marty Greeson, Michael Naquin and his wife Tina, Leroy Naquin Jr. and his wife Tammy, Catherine N. Vaughn and her husband Thomas, Cynthia N. Chaisson and her husband Joseph, and Suzanne N. Cameron and her husband Robert; 13 grandchildren, Melissa Naquin, Lauren Foulks, Donald Naquin, Miranda Jordan, Kayla Janik, Sarah Naquin, Amber Vaughn, Seth Vaughn, Dylan Vaughn, Jeremy Chaisson, Morgan Chaisson, Anna Cameron, and Patrick Cameron; eight great grandchildren, Alan, Rachel, Adam, Landon, Seth Jr., Owen, Avery, and Paisley; four brothers, Leroy, Lloyd, Allen, and Gene LeBlanc; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Eugene Naquin Sr.; her son, Thomas Naquin; two grandchildren, Joshua Naquin and Collin Cameron; two brothers, Wilson Landry and Jimmy LeBlanc; and one sister, Antonia Stiles.

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