Memorial Mass for Paul Richard “Dickie” Arceneaux to be held Wednesday, 12-21-16

Obituary for Paul Richard “Dickie” Arceneaux

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Mire for Paul Richard “Dickie” Arceneaux, 71, who died on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his residence in Church Point surrounded by his family and close friends.

Reverend Michael J. Arnaud, Pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Memorial Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Charlotte Jagneaux, vocalist, accompanied by Phyllis Simar, organist, will sing for the services, “In The Garden”, “On Eagles’ Wings”, “Amazing Grace”, “Ave Maria” and “J’irai la voir un jour”.

A resident of Bosco, Louisiana, he is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Mitzie Arceneaux; his sons, Preston Arceneaux, David Arceneaux and his wife, Sarah, Scottie Lantier and Waylen Lantier; three daughters, Christina Arceneaux, Gwen Arnold and Carrie Robichaux; one sister, Annette Mouton and her husband, Butch; one brother, Victor “Doobie” Arceneaux; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Maude Lyons Arceneaux.

“Dickie”, as he was known to family and friends, loved and spent many years training racehorses. He was a well known farrier and later became a successful Mud Engineer in the oil and gas industry. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on that old green tractor. Dickie cherished his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Mire on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 9:00 AM until time of services. A Rosary will be recited by the Catholic Daughters on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.

A gathering of friends and family will be held immediately following the Memorial Mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Hall in Mire.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

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