Clifford James Maillet, Sr.
Mr. Clifford James Maillet, Sr., a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and lifelong faithful servant in the Catholic Church. After a lengthy battle with heart disease and twenty-four days following his 83rd birthday celebration with family, He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born on March 5, 1935 in Bordelonville, LA to Edward and Eloise Pastor Maillet and was the youngest of 10 children. Following his service in the US Air Force, he returned home to Bordelonville where he met and married Irma Gremillion on November 9, 1957 to which they enjoyed an extremely happy and successful marriage for sixty years, and was devoted parents to their three sons.
He served in the Knights of Columbus for over thirty years and rose to Master of the 3rd Texas District and he founded the Rowlett Texas Counsel #10646. He was also a member of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, five sisters and his eldest son.
He is survived by his wife, Irma Maillet; eldest son, Ronald P. Maillet (deceased 2003), Donald E. Maillet and wife Sharon, and Clifford James Maillet, II and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Amanda Beele and husband Franz, Christine Winslow and husband James, Josh, Lydia, Michelle and Ronald (RJ) Maillet; great grandchildren, Sierra, Keith, Catherine and Aubrey; his sister, Carmel Bacala; Adopted family: Robert Huffman, Troy Maillet and Suzanne Skelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Corley Funeral Home. Rosary and Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Burial of his cremated remains will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 4702LA-451 Bordelonville, Louisiana on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, his family ask that you consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf.org or 1-800-533-Cure (2873) in honor of Cliff’s grandson, Josh Maillet.