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Eugene Edward Ladriere

Eugene Edward Ladriere, 79, of Picayune died Saturday, May 5, 2007 at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, La.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Visitation will also be Tuesday, May 8 from 6-9 p.m. at Picayune Funeral Home with Masonic rites.

Mr. Ladriere was a retired Operation Manager with Zim American, a veteran of the Coast Guard-Merchant Marine during World War II, a U. S. Army veteran and a Methodist.

He is survived by one son, Robert Ladriere; two daughters Suzanne (Eric) Hickman of Albany, LA and Donna (Will) Smith of Maysville, NC; son-in-law, Michael Polk; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Reavis.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Ladriere; daughter, Kathy Merritt; sister, Gertrude Sachse and grandson, Gary Durbin.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.