James "Don" Donald Roussel passed away on Tuesday March 11th, 2014 at the age of 84. He was a native of Bellmont, La. and a resident of Arabi, La. Don was preceded in death by his parents Norbert Roussel Jr. and Lillian Haydel Roussel, and his dear son, Dean M. Roussel. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to Mary Ann Deroche Roussel. He is survived by his children James N. Roussel (Patty Hebert) Ricky T. Roussel (Diane Cadwallader) Julie A. Roussel Jeffries (James) Drew Paul Roussel (Karen Peterson). Proud grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 7. He is survived by his siblings Audrey Roussel Smith, Perry J. Roussel Sr., Rita Roussel, Joyce Roussel Louque, and Judy Roussel Parrino. Don was a graduate of Lutcher High School, LSU in Baton Rouge and Masters at Tulane University. Served as a first lieutenant in The Army in the Korean War. Went to work and retired as an engineer at Domino Sugar in Arabi, La. Don was well loved and will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, brother and a friend to many, who loved his country and treasured his family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, March 14th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM, followed by a celebration of Don's life beginning at 1:00PM. Burial will be private. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.
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St Bernard Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home
701 W Virtue St Chalmette, LA 70043
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014