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Funeral arrangements set for Lafayette Philanthropist Marcelle Citron

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Marcelle Citron / Courtesy: Walters Funeral Home Marcelle Citron / Courtesy: Walters Funeral Home

Funeral arrangements have been set for Lafayette Philanthropist and Hub City Ford business owner Marcelle Fortier Citron. Citron passed away at her residence on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the age of 91.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist beginning at 1:30 pm. 

Visitation is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 6 from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm at Walters Funeral Home in Lafayette. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm in the Sunrise Chapel. Visitation will resume on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm leading up to Citron's funeral mass.

Donations are being accepted in the name of Marcelle Citron to Foodnet, Project RX, or to Faith House.

The New Orleans native had a list of accolades under her belt. She founded the nonprofit FoodNet Food Bank of Lafayette in 1987 after seeing the need to feed the less fortunate in the parish. 

Citron's granddaughter, Michelle Citron, tells KATC her grandmother is also responsible for Faith House, a domestic violence crisis center, and Project Rx, which provides prescription medications for those who don't have the means to obtain them.

The Citron family also owns Hub City Ford, which just celebrated 75 years. Marcelle's father, Brown Fortier, founded the dealership in 1943.   

In 2005, Marcelle was awarded for her volunteer work by the Jefferson Awards Foundation during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. 

To read Citron's full obituary visit www.waltersfh.com.

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