Dianna Cochennic Cheramie, 76, a native of Larose and long time resident of Galliano, died Wednesday, July 6. A wake will be held Friday, July 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Falgout Funeral Home in Galliano with a Rosary prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to funeral mass time at 11 a.m on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano with interment in the church mausoleum.
She is survived by four sons, Kirk, Peter and wife, Beth, Gabriel, and Michael and wife, Tarina; four daughters, Susan C. Terrebonne and husband, Glen Sr., Connie C. Daigle and husband, Jeffery, Teresa C. Crosby and husband, Jefferson “Sonny”, and Annette C. Weaver and husband, Richard; one sister, Elaine C. Simon and husband Dr. William “Bill” of Lafayette; one brother, Joffery Jr. “Jay” Cochennic and wife Doris of Cut Off; 27 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Albert J. Cheramie; parents Joffery and Kate Bourg Cochennic.
Dianna was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a strong voice for family unity. The fierce love she gave to her family was grounded in her love of God and devotion to her Roman Catholic faith. As a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, she was an extraordinary Eucharistic minister, past member of the Lady’s Altar Society, and a dedicated youth group leader. She strongly fought against abortion and was an outspoken advocate for unborn children and all children. She believed in helping her community and was a founding member of the Catholic Community Center.
She worked hand-in-hand with her husband in the family boat business and was an astute businesswoman. However, first and foremost she was a homemaker. After raising eight children, she thoroughly enjoyed being an artist, seamstress, gardener, and traveler. She will be lovingly missed by her family.
Posted on Thu, July 7, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette