Connely Joseph Duplantis, 66, a native of Terrebonne and resident of Gloster, Miss., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Friday at Annunziata Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with burial in Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery in Dulac.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Yvonne Pertuit Duplantis; parents, Irvin and Drusella Eschete Duplantis; brother, Eric Duplantis and wife, Paula; sisters, Vera Duplantis Chaisson and husband, Vincent, Debra Duplantis Winstead and husband, Wayne, and Maureen Duplantis Lirette and husband, Larry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gerard Jude Duplantis; and grandparents, Clarence and Velina Duplantis, and Henry and Hazel Eschete.
He was a parishioner of Annunziata Catholic Church in Houma, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Woodville, Miss., and Holy Family Mission Church in Gloster, Miss.
He served in the U.S. Navy
for four years as a medic and retired as a respiratory therapist from Chabert Medical Center. He was an ordained Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church who was involved in Prison Ministry. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid gardener who loved camping, fishing and cooking. He also enjoyed technology and computers. Connely was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities Prison Ministry.
To send condolences please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.