Donald Henry Boudreaux
1948 - 2021
BORN
1948
DIED
2021
The world lost a lot of laughter and joy when Donald "Don" Henry Boudreaux passed away on September 3, 2021, in Metairie, LA at the age of 73 years old after a long battle with cancer. Don lived in Metairie, LA with his beloved wife of 54 years Darleen "Dolly" Valentino Boudreaux. Don's pride and joy was his three daughters, Angel, Danielle and Valerie, and their love for one another. Don was born on April 16, 1948, in New Orleans, LA to Luke Seraphia Boudreaux Jr. and Dorothy Childress Boudreaux. Don attended Jesuit High School and graduated from Saint Stanislaus High School in 1966. He was a member of the wrestling and football teams. He attended USL, where he was a brother of Kappa Alpha Order, and Loyola University. Afterwards, he served in the United States Army before being honorably discharged. Don was self-employed and worked very hard his whole life to provide for his family. Don loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved to cook, dance, sing, and fish. Above all, he adored his family. He could whistle classical music like a professional. He never heard a corny joke that wasn't worth repeating. Don and Dolly attended dances regularly with their wonderful dancing friends. They were both dance instructors with the Back to the 50's Jamaican Dance Club for many years. Don had a beautiful singing voice, and he knew all the words to the old New Orleans songs. He loved singing at the dances and many others joined in for a spontaneous singalong. Don was a light in the world who enjoyed making those around him happy. He was an avid fisherman who often fed the whole neighborhood in N.O. East with freshly caught fried fish. In addition to his beloved wife, Don leaves behind three daughters, Angelique (Gerald) Dunne, Danielle (Dan) Rohli and Valerie (Eric) Matherne; his brother, Luke "LS" (Mariellen) Boudreaux III; his sisters, Dorothy "Dottie" (Bill) Zimmerman and Suzanne Landry; his brother-in-law, Joseph (David Harper) Valentino; and sisters-in-law Susan Valentino and Ellen (Steve) Barrere; his grandchildren, Kimber, Heidi, Sara, Marie, Collin, Luke, and Andrew; and his great-grandchildren, Caden, Braylyn, and Righlyn. He was affectionately called "Deda" by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his son, Donald "Donnie Jr." Boudreaux II; his parents, Luke and Dorothy; his brother, William Boudreaux; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louis and Rosemary Valentino. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life mass at St. Philip Neri Church on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am. Father Andrew Rudmann will be officiating the service. A visitation will precede the mass from 9:00 am-11:00 am at the church. Internment of Don's ashes will immediately follow at Metairie Cemetery.


Published by The Times-Picayune from Sep. 25 to Oct. 2, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
2
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Philip Neri Church
LA
Oct
2
Memorial Mass
11:00a.m.
St. Philip Neri Church
LA
Oct
2
Interment
Metairie Cemetery
LA
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A great man, a great friend who always treated me like "family". I´m so glad he was in my life for a while. He will be missed by many.
Bonnie Schindler
September 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss Dolly and rest of family. Loved Don and remember all the times at cancer survivors´ retreats. Prayers are with you and for him
Liz Schoen Dauterive
September 27, 2021
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