Vivian L. Calais

June 14, 1930 - November 16, 2018

Vivian Calais

Vivian Marie Calais, 88, of Port Arthur, died Friday, November 16, 2018, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She was born June 14, 1930, in Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Laperle Huval Landry and Wilfred Landry.

Survivors include her daughters, Catherine Barra, and late husband, Dr. Ronnie Barra, of Nacogdoches; Patsy Arredondo, and husband Rudy, of Groves; and Elaine Calais, of Beaumont; sons, Donald Calais, of Atlanta, Georgia and Mark Calais, and wife Laura, of Austin; nine grandchildren, Brad Barra, Mandie Champagne, Cara Holder, Stacie Barra Tournis, Jamie Proenza, Jill Criswell, Abbey Chionsini, Alex Chionsini, and Nolan Calais; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Roy Calais; and parents, Laperle and Wilfred Landry.

A gathering of Mrs. Calais’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church, 6412 Garnet Avenue, Port Arthur. Her entombment will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Groves, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church, 6412 Garnet Avenue, Port Arthur 77640.

Video

Gathering
St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church
6412 Garnet Road Port Arthur,
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church
6412 Garnet Road Port Arthur,
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Entombment
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
3900 Twin City Hwy Groves, TX 77619

Comments (7)

  • NL

    27 November 2018 at 21:55 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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  • Mike Calais

    20 November 2018 at 00:47 | #

    Been knowing Mrs. Vivian all my life..Her and her Husband Roy done more for Port Acres then most people will know.. Especially
    When it come to Church, gardening, Little league, Babe Ruth, Pony Colt Baseball Etc. Etc. She was right there ..Her Family came from
    The same place where my dad and all the Calais come from..God bless this Family..( RIP Mrs. Vie )..Mike Calais, Port Acres Tex.

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  • Belinda Mitchell

    19 November 2018 at 22:00 | #

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I’m praying for your precious family. She was my grandmother’s best friend. I remember going with my grandparents to visit them. She was s very wonderful lady. God bless you.

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  • Karen begnaud

    19 November 2018 at 14:16 | #

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My prayers for your comfort at this sad time.

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  • Brenda Wyer

    19 November 2018 at 12:44 | #

    Praying for Gods comfort and peace for the family.

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  • Tim Rowzee

    19 November 2018 at 02:13 | #

    Mrs. Calais, was one of the sweetest, and,kindest people I know. Love, &, prayers for the whole family. Who are as sweet, &, kind as she was. She passed that on to her children.

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  • Jennifer Laird

    19 November 2018 at 00:23 | #

    She was my link to Christ. I loved this woman from a distance. She would send me cards of encouragement after my accident in Mexico she cut out the newspaper clipping when I made nurse of the year I think she loved me too

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