July 8, 1914 - August 17, 2010
Funeral services will be held Thursday August 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne for Ms. Anna M. Burch, Chiasson, Falcon, 96. Father Bill pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne will officiate.
“Duc” as she is known to her friends and “Mama Duc” to her kids and grand kids married Lloyd in 1934 and lived with him on his mother’s farm in Duson, LA until 1940. Lloyd found work as a carpenter in Houston and they moved there utill 1950. He was a farmer at heart so they moved back to Duson, LA where he took over his mother’s farm raising cattle, cotton and corn. Llyod became sick and died at the early age of 47. After his death she worked at Rayne Branch Hospital for 13 years. She married Alton Falcon in 1974 and moved to Scott, LA. “Duc” loved working outdoors. She always had a garden full of vegetables for friends and family. She had a true passion for life and possessed a wisdom that is difficult to describe. She found joy in simple things and had endless patience. She will be greatly missed as she was the cornerstone of multiple families.
A very special thanks goes out to all of those who helped her through the years – Kyle Trahan, Renola and “Tib” Hebert, Dat and Brad Bourque, Bob Pogue, Andy and Betty Falcon, Johnny and Tabby Guidry, and anyone else we forgot to mention. She couldn’t have made it without help from each and every one of you.
Anna is survived by one daughter-in-law, Sharon Chiasson of Macclenny, FL and dear friend Gloria Boulet of Lafayette, La. She had 6 grand children – Sherrill Bongers and husband Allen of Jacksonville, FL – Sandy Neusome and husband Ed of Eldersburg, MD – Myron Paul Jr. and wife Denise of Lawley, FL – Judy Phillips of Hollywood, FL – Jan Chiasson of Jennings, LA – Jackie Chiasson of Crowley, LA. 12 great grand children – Casey Chiasson of Baton Rouge, LA – Kelly Hoffpauir of Crowley, LA – Michelle and Joshua Newsome of Eldersburg, MD – Kelly and Alex Bongers of Jacksonville, FL – Patrick, Amber and Wayne Chiason of Macclenny, FL – Pricilla and Shane Phillips and Amanda Hines of Hollywood, FL. She is also survived by 8 step-grandchildren – Steve and Linda, Dennis and Leslie, Brenda and Kim, Sheryl and David, Tony and Bea, Kim and Derik, Paul Falcon and a number of other great grand children.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Lloyd Chiasson, 2nd husband Alton Falcon, three sons – Donald, Myron Paul and Patrick Chiasson, her father Edward L. Burch and mother Emelda Angelle, 2 brothers – Edward Burch and Norman Lee Burch, 2 sisters – Viola Trahan and Verna Bourque.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until services.
Interment will be held at St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Duson, La under the direction of Duhon Funeral Home of Rayne.
Condolences may be sent to the Falcon Family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com