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Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia
Saturday October 9th, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am

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Saturday October 9th, 2021

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St. Nicholas Catholic Church
Saturday October 9th, 2021

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Saturday October 9th, 2021

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Joseph Clifford Olivier

Jeanerette - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Joseph Clifford Olivier, 87, on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Lydia LA with Father Randy Courville officiating.

Entombment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Patoutville.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 8:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday.

A rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am on Saturday.

Joseph Clifford Olivier was born on August 4, 1934 to Rene Victor Olivier, and Alidia D. Olivier of Grand Marais, Louisiana. He passed away on October 1, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side.

Joseph, better known as Clifford, was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, and a member of the Holy Name Society. He ended his school years early to help his father. At a young age he moved to Rochester, New York where he worked for Kodak and a bakery for a short while. He then moved back to Louisiana and shortly after he began his 40-year career with Morton Salt in Weeks Island. Clifford was a member of the social club called Gay Couples meaning "happy couples". He loved going to the casino, playing cards, going to zydeco dances, and planting gardens. His favorite holiday was Mardi Gras. Above all else his family was his pride and joy.

Clifford leaves to cherish his beautiful, loving and caring wife, Thelma Collins-Olivier; his four daughters, Angela Olivier-Broussard (husband Herman), Myra Olivier, Lenora Olivier-Kuykendall (husband Andre'), and Greta Olivier-Frilot (husband Kirmet); five grandchildren whom he loved so very much, Casey Broussard, Zachary Frilot, Jalyn Kuykendall, Amber Kuykendall, and Kaily Kuykendall; two brothers, Ronald Olivier and Paul Rene Olivier; two godchildren, Benward Olivier, and Youlicea Olivier Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends

Clifford is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, his parents, Rene Victor Olivier, and Alidia D. Olivier, and one brother Peter Hilton Olivier.

Clifford will be missed by all of his loved ones. We will cherish his love and memories forever in our hearts.

To view on-line obituary, and sign guest book, please go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd, New Iberia, LA 337.365.3331, is in charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Olivier, please visit our flower store.


Deepest sympathy to family members and friends.. God's blessings

Theresa V Sigue Oct 9 2021 10:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Olivier

Melissa Galloway Oct 8 2021 2:53 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of grief.

Melissa Galloway Oct 8 2021 2:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Olivier

Sandra Clay and Oran clay Oct 8 2021 2:11 PM

Greta, Lenora, Angela and Myra I am sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers and condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I pray God's strength and peace over your mother also, God Bless.

Graylind Vincent Oct 8 2021 10:40 AM

Chris and Nancy Price send our heartfelt prayers and may continue to give you all peace.

Chris and Nancy Peice Oct 7 2021 7:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Olivier

Kathleen Monnin Oct 7 2021 3:01 PM

Mr. Clifford always had a kind and genuine attitude. His wife Mrs. Thelma was also had a kind and genuine personality. I remember be able to be at their home for the Mardi Gras Parade. Our sincere condolences to his family. I know that he will be missed, but I am sure that his family will remember the wonderful memories of his life.

Mildred Labiche Adams Oct 6 2021 5:48 PM

So sorry for your loss
Prayers for all in this difficult time 🙏

Chris Broussard Oct 5 2021 11:14 PM

Sorry to hear about Clifford. I worked with him in the mine a long time ago. He was always a nice and frendly guy. R.I.P. Clifford.

LARRY PRINCE Oct 5 2021 10:45 PM

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