Deacon Sam Filiatreau, a grandfather, great-grandfather and veteran of the Vietnam War, died July 11. He was 77.
Deacon Filiatreau, a native of Bardstown, Ky., was ordained to the permanent diaconate on Aug. 28, 1993, and served at St. Thomas Church in Bardstown for the last 28 years.
He served during the Vietnam War with the Army National Guard C Battery and the 101st Airborne division. He retired from the Ford Motor Company.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, JoAnn Filiatreau; sons Dan (Rebecca) Filiatreau of Bardstown, Matt (Lisa) Filiatreau of Bloomfield, Ky.; daughter Anna (Jerry) Stallings; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 10 siblings and his nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be July 15, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. and again on July 16 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., both at Barlow Funeral Home in Bardstown.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated July 16 at 11:30 a.m at St. Thomas Church. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery.