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Obituary - Special Fan: Co-founder of Judice Inn, Gladys Judice, dies at 96 - August 7, 2018

The Advertiser, August 11, 2018


Gladys Bourque Judice (Photo: Contributed)

Gladys Bourque Judice, a founder of the 71-year-old local restaurant Judice Inn, has died at age 96. She passed away at her home with her family by her side.

She and her husband, Marc, were also two of the founders of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette.

"Gladys worked extremely hard with her husband, Marc, along with his brother, Alcide and wife, Pearl Judice in building and running Judice Inn from its inception in 1947," according to her obituary 

She is survived by eight children, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be observed in Martin & Castille's downtown location Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until time of service. A Mass of Christian burial for will be held at noon Monday at Our Lady of Fatima.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana.

Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas.

Marc Judice and Mom tailgating with the Judice family at the Arkansas State Game, Sept. 11, 2010

Click here for the Sept. 11, 2010 Tailgating Photo Gallery vs. Arkansas State.

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Obituary for Gladys Bourque Judice

A 12:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Bourque Judice, 96, will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. Gladys passed away at her residence in Lafayette on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018. The family that she so adored was at her side praying the rosary alongside her at the time of her death.

Reverend Michael J. Russo, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, will serve as Celebrant of the Mass and conduct funeral services. Lectors for the Mass will be Sandra Judice Moore and Dr. Michael Judice. Giftbearers will be Crystal George Meaux, Abbie Judice, Sarah David and Erin David. Serving as Eucharist Ministers will be Renee Judice Casbon, Katy Judice and Charlene Judice.

Interment will be at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery in Lafayette.

Gladys (Mom, Maw Maw, MG) was always thinking and putting other people's needs before her own. Doing for others was her main concern and activity, whether it was babysitting her grandkids, running errands for others or driving others around who had no means of transportation. She was devoted to her husband, Marc, for 50 years in marriage, to her eight children, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Mom was truly our special saint on this earth. She had a deep and special devotion to our heavenly mother, Mary. She made a promise to Mary in thanksgiving of her youngest son, Gerald, being healed as an infant of a medical condition. She promised to dress Gerald only in blue clothing until the age of 5 in honor and gratitude of our Blessed Mother Mary and never once strayed from that promise.

Gladys worked extremely hard with her husband, Marc, along with his brother, Alcide and wife, Pearl Judice in building and running Judice Inn from its inception in 1947. She was a volunteer at Our Lady of Fatima School while her children attended. She was also alongside her husband Marc as one of the Founders of Our Lady of Fatima Church.

She was an avid Fatima Warrior fan, as well as a Ragin Cajun fan attending softball, football, baseball and basketball games up until just recently. She loved sports and cheered the players on with her own special cheering sound effects. She will be truly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She set a wonderful example for all who knew her in her extremely unselfish ways.

A devoted Catholic and parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church, she was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Ladies' Altar Society, Our Lady of Fatima School Helper, Co-Owner of Judice Inn Restaurant, avid UL Sports fan and supporter, and cooked Judice Inn "Special Secret Sauce" for years.

Gladys is survived by three daughters, Kathy Judice David and husband, Marc David, JoAnne Judice George and husband, Dave George and Sandra Judice Moore and husband, Steve Moore; four sons, Marc Judice and wife, Michelle Judice, Larry Judice and wife, Peggy Judice, Dr. Michael Judice and wife, Maureen Judice and Gerald Judice and wife, Lynda Judice; fourteen grandchildren, Chad Judice (Ashley), Renee Judice Casbon (Matt), Sarah David, Erin David, Clayton George (Kasey), Kyle George (fiancee, Taylor Deshotel), Crystal George Meaux (Brady), Adam Judice (Kate), Trevor Judice (Emily), Katy Judice (fiance, Dr. Blair Budden), Jordan Moore, Zachary Judice (Lauren), Charlene Judice and Abbie Judice; fourteen great grandchildren, Ephriam Judice, Eli Judice, Ezra Judice, Cate Casbon, Caroline Casbon, Andre Casbon, Henry Judice, Camden Judice, Jack George, James George, Joseph George, Madison Meaux, Bryce Meaux and Spencer Judice.

Preceding in her death is her beloved husband of 50 years, Marc Judice; parents, David and Elise Benoit Bourque; daughter, Elaine Theresa Judice; brothers, Allie and Lloyd Bourque; Father and Mother in law, Alcee and Carmelite Judice and numerous brothers and sisters in law.

The Judice family would like to thank her loving and caring caretakers, Allison McLeod, Jerri Penn, Evelyn Smith, Lou and Pat Comeaux and also her doctors, Dr. Ken McCarron, Dr.Jon LeLeux, Dr. Kenneth Champagne, Dr. Rick Bourgeois and Dr. Robert Blem. The family also extended their gratitude to Becky Link, who was Mrs. Glayds' hairdresser for many, many years. Thank you for everything you all did for our mother.

Pallbearers will be Chad Judice, Clayton George, Kyle George, Adam Judice, Trevor Judice, Jordan Moore and Zachary Judice.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Marc Judice, Larry Judice, Dr. Michael Judice, Gerald Judice, Marc David, Dave George, Steve Moore, Kenneth Judice, Reggie Judice and Rayburn Judice.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Sunday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Monday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

A Rosary will be prayed for the soul of Gladys Bourque Judice by Chad Judice, Renee Judice Casbon and Charlene Judice on Sunday at 6:30 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home followed by a eulogy shared by Kyle George and Charlene Judice.

The Judice family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503, https://hospiceacadiana.com, UL Foundation, 705 E. St. Mary Street, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503, https://www.ullafayettefoundation.org, or Ragin Cajun Athletic Foundation, myrcaf.org.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311

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