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DECEASED:
Fr. Charles Auguste Othenin Girard, SM

DATE OF DEATH:
Saturday, November 11, 2017


DATE OF FUNERAL:
Saturday, November 25, 2017


TIME OF FUNERAL:
1:00 PM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church


PLACE OF BURIAL:
Westview Cemetery


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OBITUARY:
Father Charles Auguste Othenin Girard, SM peacefully passed away at Our Lady of Wisdom Health Care Center in Algiers, LA on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 81. He was born on December 13, 1935 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. He is the son of the late Charles August and Olita (Trahan) Girard and the brother of the late Sophie Girard Mouton. Fr. Charles is survived by his brother, John Girard and his nephews, Edmond and Larry Mouton and Marist Confreres. Fr. Charles was professed in the Society of Mary on September 8, 1960 and ordained to the priesthood on January 27, 1966. His assignments included Immaculata Seminary, Lafayette, Louisiana from 1966-1971; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA from 1974-1976 and 1979 for Doctorial Studies; De La Salle High School, New Orleans, LA from 1976-1978; Marist School, Atlanta, GA from 1985-1987; Society of Mary General House, Rome, Italy research on Marist Laity and Missions from 1987-1999; and New Orleans in retirement from 2011 to the present. Fr. Girard studied French language at University of Southwestern, Louisiana earning a B.A. in 1957; University of Rennes, France earning a Diploma in 1958 (Fullbright Scholarship); Tulane University earning a M.A. in 1963 and a Ph.D. in 1984. Fr. Charles’ significant contributions included Seven volume Letters from the Marist Missionaries in Oceania 1836-1854, 2009 Lay Marist: Anthology of Historical Resources, 1993. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Marist Mission Fund by logging onto www.societyofmaryusa.org A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 1350 Hearst Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Burial will follow at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Fischer Funeral Care, 3742 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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The Fischer Family would like to extend their sincere condolences and sympathies during this difficult time.
ArtinaDec 10 2017 02:18 pm
During this most difficult time the scriptures serve as a comfort zone. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17; 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 Helping us to see that our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4 I hope you find comfort in these promises. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family. For more information about God’s promises, please visit the website JW.ORG.
AnnieBNov 16 2017 04:33 pm
I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry my family and I are for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21: 3 and 4.
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