Frances Doucette

December 10, 1937 – July 29, 2020

Frances Ann Picou Doucette, age 82, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She was a native of Houma and a resident of Chauvin, LA.

Services times are pending.



Frances is survived by brother, Richard “Dickie” Picou; sisters, Marie “Louise” P. Fonseca, and Lillian Margaret P. Theriot and husband, Richard “Mike”; numerous nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Howard Francis Doucette; parents, Isadore “Tibby” Ludger and Juliana Marie Eschete Picou; sister, Melanie Claire P. Valdez; brother-in-law, Alcee Fonseca; sisters-in-law, Carolyn “Boggie” Stringer Picou and Rose Marie Lyons Picou.

Frances grew up in St. Francis de Sales Cathedral parish and presently a parishioner of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Frances belonged to the Marianites Holy Cross Religious Community from 1956 to 1974. Her name was Sister Mary of St. Julian and later Sister Frances. She taught in various schools in Louisiana (Lafayette and New Orleans) and Mississippi. She earned a B.A. in education from University of Holy Cross (better known as our Lady of Holy Cross College) certified in the “Workshop Way” from Xavier University in New Orleans. Taught as an assistant professor at University of Holy Cross. She worked on being certified in special education from University of New Orleans until cancer reoccurred. She was a cancer patient from 1981 to the present day of 2020. She married her husband in 1980 and spent 27 wonderful years together. She enjoyed crocheting, good music, cruising with her husband and friends. During her lifetime, she met many wonderful people. She received great support from her family, relatives, friends and former students. All treatment for her cancer was administered by the staff of Ochsner Foundation main campus in New Orleans. She thanks all the wonderful staff of doctors, nurses, chemo nurses, for their kindness, love compassion, care, and their services. May they be blessed as they continue their fantastic work in helping others.



In lieu of flowers, donations to Marianites Holy Cross Congregational Center – 21388 Smith Road, Covington, LA 70435, 985-893-5201.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Frances Doucette.