Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Colligan Crematory & Funeral Services was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Owner of Colligan Crematory and Funeral Services, Kent Colligan, is a native of Church Point Louisiana. He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he studied business. Kent is a father of three daughters and one son. He is active in various local youth sports organizations. He has been a part of the Lafayette community for 12 years. Over the last 25 years he has owned and operated numerous successful businesses in the Agriculture and Oil and Gas sectors. Colligan is a proud member of the Broussard Chamber of Commerce.
Kent’s interest in the cremation and funeral service business grew out of the realization that more and more people are choosing non-traditional avenues to honor and memorialize their loved ones. Kent dove into research on the factors that have influenced this trend, such as the increase in life expectancy and the struggles of adult children having to care for aging parents. The declining economy and inflated prices of traditional funeral services commonly cause financial distress to many responsible for final arrangements of loved ones. The shift from somber occasions of final goodbyes to respectful lighter end of life celebrations have become more common place all over the country. After reviewing the facts, stats, testimonials, and projections, Kent kept returning to his primary motivation. He wants to be in this business to help people of this community, especially through this delicate time of life, when care, fairness, comfort, dignity, and compassion are most needed.
Manager/Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and Crematory Operator
Manager of Colligan Crematory and Funeral Services, Jerrod Daigle, is a native of Church Point Louisiana. At a young age, Jerrod was introduced to funeral directing through family friends. Robert Thibodeaux, owner of Guidry Funeral Home, has served as mentor and inspiration to him throughout his career. Daigle is the father of one daughter, Claudia Daigle and will soon wed fiancé Aimee Thibodeaux. He completed his education at the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 1993.
Throughout his career he has held positions in Louisiana and Texas as Funeral Director, Funeral Home Manager, General Manager, Central Prep Manager and Market Merchandise Manager. Jerrod holds licenses as a Funeral Director and Crematory Operator in Louisiana and Texas. He has been a member of Rotary and Lions Clubs. Jerrod is also an AARP Certified Grief and Loss Counselor.
In 2006 Jerrod was honored as co-recipient of the KIP Award from the International Crematory and Funeral Home Association for efforts in the reburial of over 300 people that were disrupted by hurricane Rita throughout Southwest Louisiana. Most recently Daigle worked as the Donation Services Coordinator for the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. Jerrod brings 30 years of experience and expertise to Colligan Crematory and Funeral Services. He believes in always serving one family at a time with the goal of making it a little easier for every family he is privileged to serve.