Gladys "Monié" Doré Dronet
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LAFAYETTE - A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA, for Mrs. Gladys Doré Dronet, known to many as "Monié". Rev. Father William Schambough will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow at a later date in the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Monié was a native of Youngsville. Most of her life was spent in Lake Charles and she was currently living in Lafayette. She passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at her daughter's residence surrounded by her family at the age of 95.
She started her elementary education at St. Michael's in Crowley. Then, she graduated from Lake Charles High School and continued on to St. Anthony's Hospital in Houston, TX, where she earned her LPN Degree. She was a homemaker, expert tailor and dress designer, caring mother, and nurse. She devoted her all to family and siblings.
Monié and her husband, Bill formed the VFW Chapter 2436 in Lake Charles. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra B. Leonpacher and husband, Alfred of Lafayette; and Jeanne Dronet of Lafayette; two sisters, Lucille Doré Sonnier and husband, Floyd of Lake Charles; and Lula Mae Doré of Lafayette; nephew, Donald W. Cameron; grandchildren: Ann B. Comeaux, Christopher Belaire, M.J. "Bobby" Belaire and wife, Shara; Stephen Duhon and wife, Sherrie; Sharron D. Hunt and husband, Bobby; and Darron Duhon and wife, Tonya. Great- grandchildren: Doug Comeaux, Camille Comeaux, Colby Duhon, Kyle Duhon, Kaden Duhon, Brittany Dupuis, Adley Kate Belaire, and Tucker Morgan Belaire; and nieces: Catherine Charmelo, Mary C. Watson, Loretta Doré, Judy Doré, and Janet S. Piper and husband, Michael.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert "Bill" Dronet; her parents, Eugene Doré, Sr. and Evié Domingue; brothers, Leon, Ivy, Chester, Willis, Eugene, Forest, and Jesse Doré; sister, Euna Doré Cameron and husband, Donald; and nephew, André Gene O'Bryan, Charles Doré, and Jimmy Doré.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Hospice of Acadiana for their attentive care.
The family gathering and visiting will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the St. Pius X Catholic Church, 201 East Bayou Parkway, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in the church.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Published in the The Advertiser on Nov. 16, 2012