Bonnie Mae Ghirardi Horton

October 13, 1922 — April 15, 2014
MORGAN CITY — A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Morgan City for Bonnie Mae Ghirardi Horton, 91, who passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, following a brief illness.
Visitation will take place at Sacred Heart Church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Celebratory Mass. The Rev. Noas Kerketta will preside over the Mass. Lectors will be Paul Horton Jr. and Gale Thompson.
Interment will follow at the Morgan City Cemetery.
Bonnie was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Morgan City. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and would reside in Morgan City for most of her life. She lived the last 12 years of her life in Lafayette with family, until the time of her death.
Bonnie’s passion in life was music, and while she was an accomplished pianist, it was her children and grandchildren who brought her the greatest joy.
Bonnie will be greatly missed by family and all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her sister, Harriet Ghirardi Helm of New Orleans; her brother, Glen Ghirardi of Morgan City; one daughter, Gale Ann Thompson of Lafayette; three sons, James Frank Thompson III of Bayou Vista, Kevin Paul Thompson of Morgan City, and Paul Edward Horton Jr. of Lafayette; 12 grandchildren, Kelly Bourgeois of Houston, Barrett Bourgeois of Lafayette, Jason Thompson and Mark Thompson, both of Lafayette, Cody Thompson and Jason Thompson, both of Marksville, Kevin Landry and Casey Landry, both of Morgan City, Cara Thompson of Smyrna, Ga., Stephanie Thompson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Sam Horton Hebert and Michelle Horton, both of Lafayette; and 16 precious great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Horton Sr.; son, Steven Mitchell Thompson; parents, Bonnie Eteinne “PB” Ghirardi and Harriet Argence Ghirardi; and her brother, Roland Ghirardi.
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