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Ernest Maroney

June 10, 1949 — January 26, 2022

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral services will be held at a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Monday, January 31, 2022, for Ernest A. “Ernie” Maroney, 72, who passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Father Andrew Killeen, associate pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church will be celebrant of the Mass and will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in the Brookside Cemetery in Houston, TX.

Ernest A. “Ernie” Maroney a resident of Lafayette and longtime resident of Turkey Creek passed away peacefully at the age of 72.  Ernie spent his life working as an Oilfield Salesman. He loved the outdoors and spent much time hunting, fishing, and tending to his garden. He had a green thumb and would plant anything that would grow. Ernie enjoyed fishing in tournaments with his son.  And he loved to bar-b-que and was known to make the best smoked Brisket. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jo Dwyer Maroney; son, Patrick Kelly Maroney and wife, Amanda of Breaux Bridge; daughter, Maggie Brightman and husband, Randy of Valdosta, GA; grandchildren, Emery Maroney, Fiona Brightman, Mackenzie Rifkin, and James Rifkin; sisters, Bonnie Maroney and Adrian Holland both of Oklahoma City, OK; sister in law, Mary Ann Cleek and husband, Robin; nephew, Scott Alexander; step-mother, Lucile Bechet Maroney of Lafayette; step-brothers, Paul Eason of Lafayette, David Eason of Lafayette, and half-sister, Sarah Brown Maroney of Lafayette.

He is preceded in death by his parents, KJ and Vergie Mae Carr Maroney; and sister, Linda Eads.

At the request of the family, a visitation will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, beginning at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  A rosary will be led by Deacon Tim Donovan at 6:00 PM on Sunday.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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