WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Jean Louis Castagné

La Pétanque Marinière is deeply saddened in having to announce the passing of one of it's oldest and most respected members. Jean Louis Castagné passed away on December 19th 2010.
Louis was a gentle yet hard working man who always had a twinkle in his eye and a kind word on his lips. During his 38 years as a baker at Bordenave's French bakery in San Rafael,
one could tell by tasting the bread whether he had baked it.
Born in France, he was a long-time resident of San Rafael and was an active member of several French clubs including The Lafayette Club and La Pétanque Marinière.
Louis is survived by his loving wife, Marie Louise, daughter Josette, son Paul and granddaughter Cherise. Visitation hours are from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on December 28th with a vigil at 7:00 PM at Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael. Funeral mass at St. Raphael's Church on December 29 at 10:00 AM followed by interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.

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