Rose Stella Gerace Clark
October 30, 1931  -  January 8, 2018

Rose Stella Gerace Clark

Send Flowers Send Flowers

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
607 First Street
Melville, LA  71353
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Send FlowersSend Flowers

Funeral Service
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
607 First Street
Melville, LA  71353
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Send FlowersSend Flowers
Clark Family Cemetery
17343 Hwy. 105
Melville, LA  71353
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Melville - Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, for Rose Stella Gerace Clark in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel in Melville. Father Michael Oswalt will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Clark Family Cemetery in Melville. (17343 Hwy. 105, Melville, LA 71353)

Mrs. Clark, age 86, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Rose was a lifelong resident of Bayou Current, La. Her life was devoted to her family. She loved watching her family doing farm work in her backyard. She was a devout Catholic and prayed the rosary every day. She enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with family and friends and enjoyed the occasional trip to the casino. Rose will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Anthony Clark of Melville, LA; her sons, Gregory Clark of Melville, LA; Brett Clark and wife, Annie of Melville, LA; Bill Clark and wife, Gracie of Hessmer, LA; her daughters, Crystal Stelly and husband, Jessie of Grosse Tete, LA and Melissa Herpin and husband, Craig of Rosedale, LA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Tiffany, Brett Michael and wife, Felicia, Micah, Lindsey and husband, Andy, Amber, Brittany and husband, Austin, Chase and wife, Amie, Meagan, Sarah, Emma, Elizabeth, Kelsey and husband, Taylor and Chase and 8 great-grandchildren, Clayton, Gavin, Garrett, Gracie, Greta, Gage, Jacob Lane and Stella Rose.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Lena Campisi Gerace; her brothers, Louis and Frank Gerace; her sister, Saraphine G. Bertholl and her grandson, Jacob Clark.

Visitation will be held in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. The funeral home will reopen on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brett Michael Clark, Micah Clark, Chase Clark and her godchildren, Jerry Bertholl, Blake Gerace and Mike Gerace.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, 607 First Street, Melville, LA 71353 (337)-942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


Sign Guestbook
  1. Pam Thinodeaux Johnson
    Prairieville, LA

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a sweet wonderful lady. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Derrel David
    Lafayette, LA

    Mr. "Tonita", Crystal, Brett, Bill, Greg and Melissa: I just learned of the sad news and am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Bae was always very, very kind to me. Wonderful, special lady. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

  3. Susan Dicapo
    Opelousas, LA

    Dear Rose, you are a beautiful and kind lady, inside and out. My sympathy and prayers to all of the family. God bless all.

  4. Linda Diesi Cornette
    Opelousas, LA

    Mr. Tony, Melissa & family, I am JUST now reading about your sweet lil wife & mother! I am soooo sorry I did not know until now about her passing! She was such a kind lady! Prayers for comfort and strength! Sincerely Linda

  5. Ralph and Catherine Angona Morelli
    Chicago, IL

    We are sorry to hear of Rose's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Tony and your family.

  6. Charlotte Hoffman
    Grosse Tete, LA

    Crystal, Melissa & Family,

    So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Offering special prayers for you and your dad.

  7. Rickie Conway
    Krotz Springs, LA

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ms Rose. You have our deepest condolences

  8. Dale Bergeron
    Livonia, LA

    I worked with her husband Mr Tony at Big Cajun No 2 in the 70s. I was a young engineer just out college. I am so sorry to hear she passed away. Tony loved his wife so much. I will have to pay him a visit soon.

  9. Michael V. Gerace
    Opelousas, LA

    I love you Rosy. Please intercede for me before the throne of Almighty God.

  10. Michael Gerace
    Opelousas, LA

    I love you Rosy. Please intercede for me before the throne of Almighty God.

  11. Dan Harold Savage
    Woodstock, GA

    I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    My heart goes out to you all
    Please give Tonita a hug for me
    I wish I could be there for you all
    Dam Howard

  12. Suzanne Belleau
    Krotz Springs, LA

    So sorry for yall loss, prayers to all of you

  13. Barbara Schexsnayder Ordoyne
    Thibodaux, LA

    You are sadly miss by all. Love you Aunt Bae. May you RIP. Lots of hugs & kisses for you in heaven.

  14. Louis Gerace
    Madison, VA

    Praying for the family. Aunt Bay will be truly missed!

Start Planning Now

It is never too early to start planning for yours or your loved one's funeral.