Harrison Joseph Fontenot
August 1, 1934  -  January 22, 2011

Harrison Joseph Fontenot

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Ardoin Funeral Home
717 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Monday, January 24, 2011
10 AM to 10 PM reopen at 8 AM
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Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
717 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Monday, January 24, 2011
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St. Anns Catholic Church
716 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Old Ville Platte Cemetery
Chataigner Road
Ville Platte, LA  70586
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Mamou It is with great sadness that the family of Harrison Joseph Fontenot announces his passing on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at his residence. He was 76 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Anns Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal will follow in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery in Ville Platte. Fr. Mark Melancon will officiate the services.
Harrison was known as an accordion builder, crop duster, and musician. He was honored in 2001 at the Cajun Music Festival and was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame at Freds in Mamou.
Harrison leaves behind a loving and caring family including two sons Jean Fontenot of Carencro and Xavier Zeb Fontenot of Alexandria, one daughter Juan Ella Fontenot of Lafayette, two brothers Jerald Monier of Eunice and Charles Monier of California, three sisters Shirley Meyers of Eunice, Barbara Monier of Opelousas, and JoAnn Bordelon of Ville Platte, three grandchildren Jessica Fontenot, Chip Hollingsworth, and Laurie Beth LeBlanc, one great grandchild Michael LeBlanc and his special companion Ethel Bondick of Mamou.
He now rests in Heaven with his parents, Saby and Marie Fontenot.
At the request of the family visitation will be held at Ardoins Funeral Home in Mamou on Monday, January 24 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Monday evening.
Family and friends may view the online obituary andor sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoins Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements


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  1. Juan Ella
    Scott, LA

    I didn't forget you on your Birthday. We remembered you on Facebook. Love you and miss you, Dad.

  2. Juan Ella
    Scott, LA

    Thinking of you on Father's Day!

  3. Juan Ella Fontenot
    Lafayette, LA

    Dad, I have been working in Wisconsin since November. I miss you. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  4. Juan Ella Fontenot
    Scott, LA

    Thinking of you on your birthday. Thanks for the clover surprise. :-) I sure do miss you.

  5. Juan Ella
    Scott, LA

    Thinking of you Dad. I love you and I miss you. I'm sure you're aware that I have another grandson. You know his name is Joseph Harrison. And MAN! Is he ever like you! We love you.

  6. Juan Ella
    Lafayette, LA

    I didnt forget you Dad on your birthday yesterday. I posted on Facebook. But I reckon you know that already. smiles

  7. Juan Ella
    , LA

    Thinking of you on Fathers Day.

  8. Juan Ella
    Lafayette, LA

    Merry Christmas Dad. Love you and miss you.

  9. Juan Ella
    Lafayette, LA

    Thinking of you on Fathers Day. Miss you.

  10. Juan Ella
    Lafayette, LA

    Thinking of you Dad... Always

  11. Juan Ella
    , LA

    Thinking of you on your birthday, Dad. Miss you.

  12. Juan Ella
    , AL

    I didnt forget about you on Fathers Day. I had to work all weekend. Thinking of you today and always.

  13. Juan Ella
    , LA

    Just dropping in to let you know... Thinking of you. Miss you.

  14. Juan Ella Fontenot
    Scott, LA

    I miss you Dad. I was so blessed to have you for a Dad.

  15. Chris 182BEVERLEI
    Europe, AL

    My deepest sympathy to the family.
    Chris Belgium Europe.

  16. Roxanne Hollier Roessler
    Westlake, LA

    Dear Family, Friends of Mr. Harrison Fontenot,
    Many years ago I asked Mr. Harrison if I could purchase one of his Accordions to give to my father, Larry Hollier, for his 50th birthday . He made one especially for my father, and engraved it as well. Its still beautiful, my father loves it, and it will forever be in our family, Im sure. As you may know, my parents, MM Larry Hollier live across from Mr. Harrisons home. What a great loss , he was so talented with all of his great gifts of music, song, crafts, and more. Our Hollier family will miss his presence , as well as his many neighbors. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Roxanne Hollier Roessler

  17. patricia
    , AL

    juan and your family , sorry to hear about your dad, thinking of you and sending prayers, love tricia and mick obrien australia

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal


  18. Glenn
    Mandeville, LA

    My deepest condolences to family and friends of Mr. Harrison Fontenot. Another piece of Louisiana history passes but the memories, legacy and love will remain for generations to come.

  19. Scott Nicky Perrodin
    Ville Platte, LA

    Our Sincere Condolences

  20. Kris Fontenot
    Ville Platte, LA

    My thoughts are with you.

  21. Audrey Pat
    Breaux Bridge, LA

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Our prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow . We know Juan Ella from a photo site we share .

  22. Mr Mrs Phil Cron
    Lafayette, LA

    We had the pleasure of knowing Harrison briefly many years ago, but his memory is still vivid. I taught Harrison to fly.
    We both enjoyed his company and his wit. We wish to extend out deepest sympathy to his family during this very
    saddest of times.

  23. Bob Miller
    Lafayette, LA

    Sorry for your lost from the drummer
    In the band.

  24. Wendell Vidrine
    Winnfield, LA

    My heartfelt condolences for your loved one, Harrison. I was blessed to have chatted with him not long ago. There is a special place in my memory of the times he would entertain us with his beautiful accordian at mom and dads house Red and Dot Vidrine. My prayers are with you. Wendell V.

  25. David Parsons
    Breaux Bridge, LA

    My sorrow, sympathy and prayers go out to the Fontenot family for your lost. May he rest in peace.
    Dave and Sandy Parsons

  26. Wayne and Doris Braus
    Carencro, LA

    Jean and Family

    We pray that God will bring comfort to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

    Wayne and Doris Braus

  27. Marvin J.Belson and fly.
    Sunset, LA

    Jean and family, you have our sympathy on the lost of your father.May God be with you all.

    Crowley, LA

    Barb and family, our heartfelt sympathies are with all of you at this time of your sorrow. May you find strength and peace through Jesus Christ. You all will be in our prayers.

  29. Ina Roger Burchett
    Lafayette, LA

    Jean and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your and your families great loss. We pray that God will bring comfort to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
    Ina Roger

  30. Christin Vaught
    Morgan City, LA

    My prayers are with you all at this time and always. Juanella, Laurie, and Chip along with the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your lost and remember he is looking down on all of you and keeping you safe. He needs you to be strong and have faith and you can make it through this tuff time. Love, Christin

  31. Earline Miller
    Lafayette,, LA

    Jean and Zeb I want to express my sorrow for your loss. I know all too well about the loss of loved ones, my parents and a sister in the last year. Harrison is in a better place my thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time. God bless you all.

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