Obituary: Allen Chiasson

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist Church in Lafayette, Louisiana for Allen Chiasson, 73, who passed away February 11, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. A rosary will be prayed before mass at 9:30 AM in the Cathedral. Father Chester Arceneaux will be the celebrant of the funeral mass.

Allen was the son of Mabel and George Chiasson. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jane, his brother Ashton and his wife Jerrie, his niece Connie and her husband Chris, and his nephew Chad. He is also survived by Brennan Lormand, two grandnephews, family, and friends.

Allen was a blacksmith for over 50 years. He proudly served our country as part of the United States Army 225th Blackhawk Aviation Company during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Carencro High School and horseshoeing school in Texas. He was a member of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.  Allen was a mentor to many, and influential in so many people’s lives.

In order to keep family and friends safe, all guests are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Thank you for understanding the family’s wishes during this unprecedented time.

For those unable to attend, the mass will be available at

Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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