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“Mary Ann, Was so sorry to hear abt your moms pass. Ms. Violet was a real sweet lady. She will b missed by all will keep u n my prays....Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ronald Vercher - Centerville, LA

“Mary Ann,So sorry to hear of Ms. Violet's passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
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“Mary Ann,I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will keep you in my thoughtsand my prayers. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Daigle Bolner - Morgan City, LA

“So sorry to hear about Mrs. Fournier. I pray God's love be with all of you at this difficult time in your lives. ”
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“Mawmaw your gonna be deeply missed You were a golden lady always has a smile gonna love and miss you lots ”
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“After moving to Centerville in 1966, Gus and Violet were our first new neighbors. Many days were spent with Gus and Violet teaching us "stump...Read More »
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“To All of You:Violet was my neighbor and friend so many years ago. I have not and shall never forget how she and Gus guided me through so many...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of the passing of Violet, prayers going out to the Pillaro Family for their loss. Great lady ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Rineholt - Centerville, LA

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9 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Boudreaux-Verret - Charenton, LA

“Mary Ann, I sorry to hear of Nanny Violet passing, she will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you.My Deepest Sympathy,Sharon Champagne &...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon champagne - Centerville, LA

“My sincere condolences to all of the family on the passing of Violet. One could not find a more gracious ,kind and sweet lady. She was one of the...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Brenda Concienne Miller - LA

“Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Debbie Miller - Northshore, LA

“Mary Ann and Family, I am very sorry to hear of Ms. Violet's passing. She was a wonderful person and I was grateful to have been associated with her...Read More »
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“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. May Mrs. Violet rest in God's eternal peace and...Read More »
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Funeral services for Violet Clements Fournier will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville during a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Following the Mass, she will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Ruben Primor will conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Pillaro, Brad Pillaro, Dwayne Clements, Eric Gaudet Jr., Jody Pillaro, and Steve LeBlanc. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church from 11:00 a.m. until Mass time, with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 11:30 a.m.

Born in Bayou Sale on March 10, 1930 and a lifelong resident of Centerville, Violet was the oldest of eight children born to the late Allen Joseph Clements and the late Inez Thibodeaux Clements. She was called home to her Heavenly reward at the age of 87 on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Franklin Foundation Hospital.

A loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt, Violet held a special place in the hearts of her family. She was a devout Catholic and a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville, where she attended Mass daily when she was able. To say she had a green thumb was an understatement. Violet had the gift of being able to grow just about anything. Even when someone thought a plant was too far gone, Violet could bring it back from the brink. Needless to say she loved flowers. Another talent was her love of cooking. Thursday luncheons at "Nanny Violet's" became a cherished tradition for family and friends. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all.

Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her daughter, Mary Ann Fournier; four sisters, Annie C. Boenisch, Myra June C. Pillaro and her husband Joe, Elsie C. LeBlanc, and Margie C. LaGrange and her husband Tim; sister-in-law, Norma Clements; 15 nieces and nephews, and a host great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, August "Gus" Willie Fournier; three brothers, Herman Clements, Allen Clements Jr., and Alton Clements; brother-in-law, Henry Boenisch; and great nephew, David Luke Champagne.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Roland Degeyter, the staff of Franklin Foundation Hospital, and especially to Ms. Violet's caregivers, Gwen Mitchell, Ginger Jones, and Raychel Gray, for their loving and compassionate care given to Ms. Violet.

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