Mark deClouet, Sr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family in Lafayette, LA on August 11, 2016 at the age of 58, after courageously battling pancreatic cancer for the past two years.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Janenne Cambre deClouet; his six children, Mark deClouet Jr. and his wife Karen Gard, Ellen deClouet Ritch and her husband Michael, Matthew deClouet and his wife Paige Skinner, Alexandre deClouet, Laura deClouet and Claire deClouet; as well as six grandchildren, Mark Damian III & Gretchen Briette deClouet, Eli James & Clara Marie Ritch, Frances Rose & Ruthie Ann deClouet.
From 1988 to 2016, he was a familiar figure at Moore Park, where he contributed to the development of Lafayette Youth Soccer Association (LYSA) and Cajun Soccer Club (CSC). Through his leadership, Mark Sr. helped mold LYSA and CSC into organizations that have touched the lives of many families in the Acadiana community, enabling their mission of player development, sportsmanship, and community involvement.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm to 9:00pm, with the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00pm, and a Rosary at 7:00pm on Sunday, August 14th and Monday, August 15th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at Delhomme Funeral Home at 1011 Bertrand Dr. in Lafayette.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary Mother of the Church, 419 Doucet Rd., Lafayette, on Monday, August 15th at 2:00pm. Reverend Harold J. Trahan, pastor of St Mary Church, will preside and deliver the homily. Con-celebrants are Reverend Hampton Davis III, Reverend Gary Schexnayder and Reverend Neil Pettit. Deacon Michael Crain will serve as Deacon of the Mass. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery on Carmel Dr. in Lafayette. Pallbearers will be Mark deClouet Jr., Matthew deClouet, Alexandre deClouet, Alex deClouet, Michael deClouet, Gregory DeClouet and Michael Ritch. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Delcambre, Guy Hebert, David Lasseigne, Mark Sargent, and Marcus Theunissen.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Order of Malta (Attn: Lourdes Pilgrimage), 1730 M Street NW, Suite 403, Washington, DC 20036.