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Dabadie Jr. (USA, ret.), Brig. Gen, Joseph Levy  
Brigadier General Joseph Levy Dabadie, Jr. (Levy), USA, retired, born November 21, 1926, in New Roads, LA, died peacefully at sunrise on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at his home. He was preceded in death by his beloved bride of 63 years, Frances Azema Theresa Lieux Dabadie. Visitation will be held at Niland's Funeral Home (210 West End Dr., New Roads, LA) on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm and on Thursday, August 27, 2015, between 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Roads, LA, and celebrated by Fr. Miles Walsh, Monsignor Robert Berggreen, and Monsignor A.J. Roy on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. The Louisiana National Guard will lead the rendering of full military funeral honors. A graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Levy interrupted his attendance at Louisiana State University (LSU) to volunteer for military service during WWII and deployed to the Philippines and Japan. He served for over 40 years in the United States Army and the Louisiana National Guard with progressive promotions and key command assignments (platoon, company, battalion and brigade), culminating as the Chief of Staff of the Louisiana National Guard and attaining the rank of Brigadier General (Line). He attended several basic and advanced military education courses, to include instructing at the College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. General Dabadie received numerous awards and decorations during his distinguished military career, including the Legion of Merit, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), Meritorious Service Medal, Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal, Louisiana Cross of Merit, Louisiana War Cross, Louisiana Emergency Service Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation. He was inducted into LSU's Cadets of the Ole War Skule Hall of Honor in 1999. The Louisiana National Guard recognized his contributions by naming its training center at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, LA the Brigadier General J. Levy Dabadie, Jr. Training Complex. Levy served his state and nation as the consummate citizen-soldier in the Louisiana National Guard and with various business, community, civic, and volunteer commitments. Upon returning from WWII, he worked in the family business at Lieux Chevrolet for 24 years fueling his passion for automobiles, then entered the Guard full-time in 1973. After his military retirement in 1986, Levy joined Reliable Production Services for 18 years and was with the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office for nine years. His leadership was always evident to everyone in his unselfish, lifelong commitment to the personal values of friendship, mentorship, service, and charity. An energetic athlete throughout his life, Levy played on the LSU football and basketball teams becoming a double letterman. He was on the U.S. Army baseball team in WWII and was a standout athlete in high school, college, and regional independent teams. He had a personal passion for family, LSU sports, automobiles, military history, and conversation. Although he and Frances moved several times for military postings, their eternal affection for family, friends, and colleagues in Pointe Coupee Parish always brought them home. Levy was active in coaching local little league football for 16 years and refereeing Parish sporting events. He was a founding member of the Catholic High of Pointe Coupee Athletic Club serving as the President for a number of years, named a distinguished graduate of Catholic High of Pointe Coupee in 2009, was a member of the Board of Directors of Guaranty Bank and Trust (Chairman 2011-2012), and gave his talents as a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving children include Major General Stephen C. Dabadie (Sue), Matthew, Rita Ann, Michael (Kris); grandchildren, Bertrand Levy (Virginia), Craig Edward (Andrea), Lucille (Lucy) Marie; great grandchildren, Carter, Remy Kate, Lexie, Ellie Frances. Levy is preceded in death by parents Joseph Levy Dabadie, Sr. and Henrietta Chutz Dabadie; step-mother Gladys LeBeau Dabadie; sister Margaret Dabadie Sciacca (Wayne); brothers in-law and sisters in-law Francis Eugene (Gene) and Marie Lucille (Cile) Lieux Roy, Joseph Bertrand (Bert) Lieux, Jr. (Shirley), Charles Jerome Lieux, Sister Beth Lieux, C.S.J., James Edward Lieux (Meredith), John Albin Lieux (Laverne), Colonel (ret.) John Charles (Charlie) Bonnette (Magda). He is survived by sister Catherine Anne Dabadie (Phil Adam Boudreaux); brothers in-law and sisters in-law Theodore (Ted) Richard Lieux (Mary Alice), Sister Bertrand (Rita Ann) Lieux, C.S.J., Magdalen (Magda) Lieux Bonnette (Charlie), Ralph Lorio Lieux (Ellen), Shirley Toups Lieux (Bert), Meredith Hoag Lieux (Edward), Laverne McCrory Lieux (John), Wayne Sciacca (Margaret). The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to caregivers Dr. Robert Helm, Dr. Edward Frolich, Dr. David Fontenot, Dr. Andrew Smith, Kathleen George, Mary Netter George, Always Best Care of Baton Rouge, and Hospice of Pointe Coupee. We are especially thankful for everyone's prayers and pastoral care provided by Fr. Miles Walsh and Monsignor Robert Berggreen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph in Wichita, KS, ( csjoseph.org ), The Carmelite Sisters of Covington, LA, ( covingtoncarmel.org ), Pointe Coupee Hospice, LA, ( pchhh.org ) or to the Pointe Coupee Parish Veterans Monument (American Legion Post 248, P.O. Box 62, New Roads, LA 70760).
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, 2015
David, Marguerite Martinez "Margie"  
Marguerite "Margie" Martinez David passed away on August 10, 2015 in Montgomery, AL, at the age of 100. She was born in New Orleans, La., on July 14, 1915, and was a long-time resident of River Ridge, La., and for the last 10 years a resident of Montgomery, AL. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Woodrow P. David, daughter of the late Caroline Mueller Martinez and Samuel E. Martinez, Sr., sister of the late Dorothy M. Develle and Samuel E. Martinez, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Brenda David Windham (Paul) and her son Bruce P. David (Diann); six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy of faith, family, and fun. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1908 Short St., Kenner, LA 70062 on August 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Margie's name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or to the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans at www.cagno.org.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2015
Dawes, Katherine Ann  
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at an 11:00 AM Service in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette for Katherine Ann Dawes, age 86, who died on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Camelot of Broussard. Reverend Richard Humphries of Asbury United Methodist Church will conduct the memorial services. Survivors include three daughters, Kay Dawes Mattei and her husband, Brad, Marie Dawes Jarrell, and Anne Louise Dawes; three sons, Rick McKay Dawes and his wife, Judy, Roy A. Dawes, and David S. Dawes and his wife, Terri; one sister, Doris Melancon; two brothers, Clement E. Roy, and Larry Roy; nine granddaughters; four grandsons; and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clement E. Roy and Stella Major Roy; the father of her children Richard Maurice Dawes; and two sisters, Marie Louise (MaLou) Langlois and Stella Coleman. Katherine Ann Roy Dawes was a native of New Roads, Louisiana and resident of Broussard for the past seven years. She received her nursing degree (RN) from Charity School of Nursing in 1946 and her MSW from LSU in 1985. Katherine worked as a social worker at East Jefferson General Hospital for over 30 years before her retirement. She was a voracious reader, and a huge fan of the LSU Fighting Tigers and the New Orleans Saints. She watched Jeopardy every day. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM until time of services. The family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers, Penny Clement, Wilnell Paul, Mary de Rosett and Jeanette Augillard, as well as the staff and residents of Camelot of Broussard Assisted Living, her home for the past 7 years, and Bridgeway Hospice for their kindness, compassion and gentle care given to Katherine and her family during their time of need. The family would like to extend thanks to Drs. Mike Alexander and Jeff Thibodeaux for their kind treatment and care. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com. Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2015
de St. Germain, Ronald Eugene  
Ronald Eugene de St. Germain passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the age of 45. He is survived by his parents, Ronald Jean de St. Germain and Johnnie de St. Germain; his son, Brent Vasseur; his granddaughter, Faye Vasseur; his sisters, Angie Hodges (Walter) and Raquel Morel (Drew); his nieces, Katie, Lauren, and Janey; his special friend, Renee' Vasseur; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Visitation at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA, on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Per the family, casual dress is requested. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Ronald's memory to National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, NPCF, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502, or online at www.npcf.us/donate. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2015
Decareaux, Kenneth Raymond 'Poppie'  
Kenneth Raymond "Poppie" Decareaux entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his daughter's home in Lacombe, LA. Kenny was born in Gramercy and lived in Covington for over 25 years. He was an active parishoner of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Covington, serving as an Usher, a member of the Monday Night Disciples and Knights of Columbus. A long time retreatant of Men of Manresa, Group 51 and also active with the Tulane Greenbackers. Loving spouse of Elaine Martinez Decareaux for 22 years. Devoted father of Kenneth Decareaux (Brenda), Terry Decareaux (Gina), Michele Coats (Lenny), step children Jamie C. Berg (Steve), Stephanie Casey Aloi (Rick), Jim Casey (Janet) and Allison Cooper (Darryl). Brother of Mae Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Mamie Decareaux, brothers Thomas Decareaux and Larry Decareaux, Sr., sisters Berl Leblanc and Nell Bond, first wife Lynette LaMarca Decareaux and step daughter Michelle Casey. Loving grandfather of Kyle, Kristyn, Cory, Olivia, Cameron, Taylor, Rachel, Zachary, Cody, Casey, Cole, Colin, Bryce, Brock and Allana and survived by one great grandchild, Isabella. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday evening, August 26, 2015 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4465 Hwy. 190 E. Service Road, Covington, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place the next day, Thursday, August 27, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 12:00 noon. Visitation time at the church on Thursday at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to St. Joseph Hospice. Interment following at Lakelawn Metairie Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home, Covington in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2015
Deroche, Susan Torres  
Susan Torres Deroche was born on May 6, 1959 and passed away at her home on August 29, 2015. She was a native and resident of Garyville, LA. She is survived by her husband, Richard ""Boo Boo"" Deroche; sons: Derek Deroche and wife, Katie; Timothy and Brett Deroche; Mother, Nellwyn King Torres; brothers: Warren J. Torres, Jr. and wife Debbie, Brent Torres and wife Angie; sisters: Connie Babin and husband Larry, Paula ""Reesie"" LeBlanc and husband Glenn, Lisa Faucheaux and husband Gary and grandchildren: Zoey, Summer, Destiney, and Hope Deroche. She is also survived by sisters-in-law: Keither Montz, Karen Roddy and husband Donald, Gayle Miller and husband Harold, Kay Veron and husband Mac, Nancy Cashio and husband Curtis; brothers-in-law: Jerry Deroche and wife Margaret and Kirby Deroche and wife Sharon. She was preceded in death by her father, Warren J. Torres, Sr.; mother-in-law Elise Bourgeois Deroche, father-in-law Richard Deroche, Jr., and brother-in-law Wallace Montz. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Garyville from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in Reserve, LA. ROSE LYNN FUNERAL SERVICES, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, LA is in charge of the arrangements. To sign and view the family guestbook, please visit www.roselynnfuneralhome.com
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2015
Dicharry, Mary Alice Legendre "Mim"  
Mary Alice "Mim" Legendre Dicharry, 90 ½ years old, lived with fortitude until the last on August 23, 2015.She was preceded in death by her loving husband Nelson, her parents Oneal and Blanche, her sisters Therese and Virgil, her brothers Neal and Maurice, and her grandson Andrew. She will be missed by her brother Raymond (Marie), her children Paul (Donna), Kay, Richard (Margo), Meg (Michael), and Gregory, and by nine grandchildren, six great-grandsons, nieces, nephews, especially Bill (Cindy), and the many dear friends who blessed her life. She was a long time parishioner of the Nativity of our Lord, now Divine Mercy. Faith and family were her cornerstones. Visitation will be held from 11am -1pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home on Saturday, September 5, 2015 with the funeral mass to begin at 1pm. The interment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum. Arrangements entrusted to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 25 to Aug. 28, 2015
Donley Sr., Floyd Paul  
Floyd Paul Donley, Sr., age 86, died after a brief illness on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at his home in Amite, LA. Floyd is survived by his wife of 65 years, Victoria "Vicky" Cortez Donley of Amite, LA, his children, Kerry-Ann Donley Stacy (Eric) of Kenner, LA, Alecia Vera Donley Levy (Charles) of Ponchatoula, LA, Floyd P. Donley, Jr. of LaPlace, LA and Keith A. Donley of Amite, LA. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Felix E. Donley, Sr. and Carrie Schexnayder Donley of Garyville, LA, his sister Mary "Gert" Palfrey, brother Felix E. Donley, Jr., a daughter Linda L. Donley and 1 grandchild. Mr. Donley was born in Garyville, LA, raised his family in Norco, LA and with Vicky retired to Amite, LA. He was a graduate of Leon Godchaux High School, was honorably discharged from the U. S. Airforce, worked for many years at Shell Oil Company in Norco, LA and was owner of Norco Gun Shop and Industrial Mechanical Services. During his many years of shooting skeet, as a member of the Louisiana Skeet Shooting Association (LSSA) and the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), he received numerous trophies and awards for his skills in all gauges of the sport. In 1998 he was inducted into the Louisiana Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame. He and Vicky loved the travels that took them around the country while enjoying the sport and playing Booray, which he later wrote a book called Booray Simplified. He also loved writing poetry, telling jokes and his dogs. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Hwy. 44, Reserve on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin in the church at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Peter Cemetery. The family would like to give special thanks to North Oaks Hospice, Hammond, LA. To view and sign the online guest book, please visit www.milletguidry.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2015
Drude, Adelette "Gigi"  
Adelette "Gigi" Drude, 93 years old of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at the Baton Rouge Hospice. Gigi was born on Friday, August 18, 1922, in Algiers. Surviving are son, Richard M. Drude M.D. (Bonnie), daughters, Wendy Mannino (Noel), and Mary Lynn Drude, grandchildren, Rachel, Ritchie and Christie Drude, Dane Mannino, Sarah and Rebecca Hegman, brother, Frank Melkie. She is preceded in death by husband, Richard Bernard Drude, parents, Michele Melkie and Graciele Castrogiovanni Melkie, sister, Jerry Melkie White. Friends will be received Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home - Ponchatoula. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel, at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Interment will follow in the Ponchatoula Cemetery Ponchatoula, Louisiana. An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2015
Dufour, Elwood Joseph  
Elwood Joseph Dufour, 93, died peacefully after a recent battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Elwood was born on October 15, 1921 in Plaucheville, LA and was a resident of River Ridge, LA for the last 58 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Etna Dufour, his siblings Elizabeth Dufour, Edith Lemoine (Worthy), Lollie Deshotel (Winnis), Joseph Hardie Dufour (Uron), Mary Minnie Dufour, Pearl Ortego (Hilton), John Maurice Dufour, and Dolores Pike (Ira). He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Flora Pike Dufour; his children, Wanda Cullen (Patrick), Pamela Cullen (Mark), Randy Dufour (Linda), and Fr. David Dufour; his loving grandchildren and their spouses, Katherine Colón, Theresa Cullen, John Cullen, Ryan Cullen, Daniel Cullen, Timothy Cullen, Josh Cullen, Michael Dufour, David Cullen, Sean Cullen, and Jared Cullen; and step-grandchildren, Russ Acosta and Angelle Wyatt. Elwood was also the great-grandfather of 40. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired auto technician who never really retired. He loved fishing, camping, and gardening, and was a beloved family man and a good teacher and mentor for his grandchildren. All are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner, LA with visitation from 11:00 AM until Mass time. In lieu of flowers, donations to Divine Mercy Parish Capital Campaign are requested. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, 2015
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