A native of White Castle, Louisiana, and a long-time resident of Baton Rouge, Catherine Barbier Ardonne , age 76, died in her home, surrounded by family, on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 9:10 PM. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter I. Ardonne, Jr., her parents, Cleveland & Edma Barbier, her in-laws Walter & Marie Louise Ardonne, and her sister, Margaret Daigle. Born on July 31, 1940, Catherine had three siblings---Margaret Barbier Daigle, Richard (Dickie) Barbier, and Rosemary Barbier Fremin. She grew up in White Castle, moved to Baton Rouge, worked for the telephone company, and later enjoyed a career in banking. Catherine married the love of her life, Walter (Buddy) Ardonne and had three children---Rhett, Renee, and Robby. Catherine (Cathy) was known for her community service where she volunteered at St. Pius, St. Gerard, and at Redemptorist. From mailing church bulletins, to working with the Altar Society, the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, to serving in the school cafeteria, and to serving concessions at the baseball fields, Catherine stayed busy, raised a family, and helped countless others. A host of health problems tested the fortitude of this incredibly strong woman. Catherine bravely fought cancer for more than 3 years before she succumbed to this ravaging disease. Strong she was of mind, will, faith, and spirit. Catherine will be greatly missed. May she be healed and made perfect by our divine physician, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Catherine Ardonne is survived by her siblings, Dickie Barbier and his wife Derley, and Rosemary Fremin. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Rhett and Debbie Ardonne, Renee Ardonne Bueche and Brian Bueche, Robby and Dee Ardonne, Joshua & Jesse Ardonne, Ashley & Scott Bueche, Aimee & Shelley Ardonne, as well as many loving family members and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Gerald Miletello, his nurses & staff, along with the compassionate staff members of The Hospice of Baton Rouge for their expert care and treatment. Services will include a Rosary which will be prayed at 10:00 on Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. George Catholic Church, with visitation after the Rosary. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon. Interment will be in Paincourtville, Louisiana following the noon Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Masses or donations can be made to St. George Catholic Church or to St. Elizabeth's in Paincourtville. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, Baton Rouge 225-293-4174 www.churchfuneralservices.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 18 to Apr. 21, 2017