Reverend Joseph Cyrias Leger Tremblay
January 17, 2002
SHREVEPORT, LA - The Reverend Joseph Cyrias Leger Tremblay, a priest of the Diocese of Shreveport, died Sunday morning, January 13, 2002, at the Glen Oaks Nursing Home, Shreveport.
Father Tremblay was born January 20, 1922, in St. Joachim de Montmorency, Quebec, Canada. He attended the College Seminary in Levis, Quebec; the De Quebec Seminaire, Quebec; and Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans. He was ordained to the priesthood May 22, 1948 in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria, Louisiana, by the Most Reverend Charles P. Greco, Bishop of Alexandria.
One of twelve children, Father Tremblay's parents and all but one of his brothers and sisters pre-deceased him. He is survived by a sister, Fabiola Tremblay; nephews and nieces.
During his 53 years as a parish priest, Father Tremblay served in Plaucheville, Marksville, Evergreen, Alexandria, Jena, Ferriday, Mansfield and Shreveport. He retired from active ministry in 1987 and continued to reside in Shreveport.
Father Tremblay has donated his body to the LSU Health Science Center, Shreveport.
A Memorial Mass will be offered in the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, Shreveport, Friday, January 18, 2002, beginning at 11 a.m. The Reverend Monsignor J. Carson Lacaze, V.G., wil be principal celebrant, Reverend Monsignor C. Murray Clayton will offer the homily. Priests of the Diocese will serve as pallbearers.
Prayers are invited for Father Tremblay and his family. May he rest in peace.
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