Father Joe Breaux of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice will officiate.
Interment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Terro was born February 10, 1945 in Lafayette, La. In the earliest years of her professional career, Helen was employed by Rider’s Jewelry and Maison Blanche as a bridal and gift consultant. In 1985, with a love for the outdoors as her guide, she founded Ladybugs Lawn Maintenance, where she served as President for 25 years. Later, through the establishment of The Ladybug Lodge Reception Hall, she was able to pursue her second passion, hosting others. Upon retirement, Helen was able to spend countless hours with those she often referred to as her “second family”, Chapter “B” of the Goldwingers Motorcycle Association. Once serving as Senior Chapter Director, she felt truly blessed to have shared her weekends with her husband of 46 years and some of her closest friends.
“Nana”-A loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, will always be remembered for her gift of giving unselfishly to others. As a transplant recipient, she remained humbled and thankful for the unexpected gift of a complete stranger. A person of faith, her only prayer was to have her dreams fulfilled through the lives of those she cherished most, her grandchildren. There existed no greater joy than spending her life in support of their dreams. Along with her loving husband Doug, she spent most of the last 20 years enjoying all of the activities their three grandchildren participated in. Helen was affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren and all of their friends.
Heaven has called an angel home. To those of us who knew her, she will forever symbolize the strength, courage and perseverance by which all should live. You have earned the wings you now wear so proudly. Your message shall live forever, “Pursue your dreams… just be sure to make “Nana” proud.” She will be deeply missed by those who loved her, especially by her devoted family.
Mrs. Terro is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mr. Doug Terro; one son, Dana Len Terro and one daughter, Paula Terro Arabie and husband Philip, all of Lafayette, LA; four grandchildren, Jordan Michael Venable of Lake Charles, LA; Philecia Renee’ Arabie, Hanna Elizabeth Arabie and Emma-Kate Terro all of Lafayette, LA; father-in-law, Leroy Terro of Rayne LA; and one sister, Grace Richard of Scott, LA.;
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Richard and the former Eunice Hollier; one brother, Irvin James Richard and her mother-in-law, Rita Dugas Terro.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Foreman, Corey Foreman, Blake Foreman, Sandy Foreman Easterling and Rickey Richard.
The family requests that visiting hours at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette be observed from 2:30pm until 10:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2010 and resume Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. until time of services.
A rosary will be prayed on Friday, August 27th at 7pm by Father Arockiam Arockiam of St. Joseph Church in Broussard.
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Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery of Lafayette, (337) 981-7098, 1010 Pandora Street, Lafayette, is in charge of arrangements.