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“I am so sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Merlin. He was a true Bearcat and shared with me his love for and interest in Basile High history. This...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Darrel LeJeune - Basile, LA

“Sylvia, sorry about your loss. I am certain he and Nelda are already sharing memories and telling jokes. You are in my prayers. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Bobbie Andrus Juneau - Lafayette , LA

“Sylvia, I was very sad to hear about Mr. Merlin's passing. He was always so nice to me and always had something fun to say. We will all miss his wit...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Ardis Fontenot - Eunice, LA

“To my dad --- Thanks for always being there and for loving us . Vanessa, Tina and I will be there for mom. Rest in peace . We Love You !! ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Melissa Reed - Daughter

“Sylvia I am so sorry Flash has left you and all of us but his memory is what will keep him alive always. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra Lavergne - freind

“I was so sorry to hear of Merlin's death. He will be missed. He was the one that held our class together all these years. I am praying for all the...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Pinkie Manel - Trussville, AL

“Mrs. Sylvia and girls, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband, father. May God give you the peace and strength during this difficult...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Talisa Pousson - Iota, LA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you at this time. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Roger Trahan and family - LA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you at this time. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Roger Trahan FamilyFFr - LA

“He was a good friend he will be miss ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: MELVIN FRUGE - OCALA, FL - FRIEND

“Sylvia and family, please accept my condolences for your loss, a loss shared by many. The Flash was a great friend and I am proud and thankful to...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Spike Schamber - Hunt, TX

“We were so shocked and saddened to learn today of Merlin's passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies during your loss. Merlin always kept us...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: RJ Ardoin - Humble, TX - Friend

“Sylvia and family, please know that ya'll will be in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Jeanne ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jeanne Rougeau - Eunice, LA

“Merlin was very kind and helpful to my parents Ed & Euna Wooten. He was a fantastic next door neighbor that always remembered to send my Mom a...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Dale Wooten Spears - friend

“Merlin shared so much history made by the BHS class of 1959. He dug up old pictures of us as teens & young adults and sent them (via the internet) to...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Donald Manuel - Florence, AZ

“Will miss his jokes and great pictures emails.He was the one person in Eunice that kept me informed of what was going on. Rest well "Flash" ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Janice Savoy

“Sylvia and Vanessa, You and your family are in my prayers at this difficult time. Mr. Merline was truly one of a kind and he will be sadly missed. ...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: stephanie deville - ville platte, LA

“A very generous person. Good friend. Will be greatly missed for lunch on the first Thursday of every month. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Nolan Courville - Lafayette, LA


Merlin Marcantel passed away on Thursday January 31, 2013 at the age of 71.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Eunice. Father Nathan Comeaux will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Mausoleum.
Merlin is survived by his wife, Sylvia Courville Marcantel of Eunice; three daughters, Melissa Reed and husband Wendell, Tina Marcantel and Vanessa Cormier and husband Troy, all of Eunice; one brother, Calbert Marcantel and wife Pat of San Marcos, TX; four grandchildren, Vicki Reed, Lucas Cormier, Celeste Cormier, and Emily Cormier.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oras and Gurnice Richard Marcantel.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held on Friday February 1, 2013 from 10 AM to 10 PM at Quirk & Son Funeral Home. A Rosary will be prayed by Deacon Gary Gaudin at 6 PM that evening. The funeral home will reopen at 8 AM Saturday for visitation until time of services. Quirk & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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