Marie Chauvin Dupre

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“I offer my prayers and masses for your loved one! She was indeed a person of great faith! She once said to me as she left the confessional 'Blessed...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: fr gregory p cormier - LA

“To the Dupre Family, I worked with Marie when I worked for SMP School Board and she was truly a gem. Such a pleasant person. My thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Raye Dumesnil - Franklin, LA

“Patti,I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman who lead by example for you, your sisters and brothers. She touched everyone's...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Angelique Nathan - Walled Lake, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Marie was a very good and generous person. She was in the Franklin Catholic Daughters Court for many years and...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Cora & Earl Bouton - Franklin, LA

“Maw maw Marie is the most loving person I know, I love her and miss her soooo much. As I was observing her in the coffin,she looked almost as...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Kylan Marie Dupre - Charenton, LA

6 of 22 | Posted by: EFFRON & PATSY SAVOY - BALDWIN, LA

“Aunt Marie you will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with the Dupre family @ this difficult time. Love you Aunt Marie!!! ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Summar Chauvin - Centerville, LA

“Aunt Marie, you will be missed! My thoughts & prayers are with the Supreme family @ this difficult time! Love you Aunt Marie!!! ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Summar Chauvin - Centerville, LA

“Dear Maw Maw Marie, I love you so much. I am not worried the least bit because I know you are in heaven with God. I ask that you pray for mom and I...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Heidi Susan Dupre - Lafayette, LA

“Sorry to hear about Marie passing away will remember her in our prayers. Will not be able to attend the funeral. God be with the family during this...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: annette george - port arthur, TX

“My Deepest Sympathy to All of You at the loss of Your Mother/Grandmother, Sister/Aunt . You are all In My Thoughts and Prayers... May the Good Lord...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Rhonda Hodges - New Iberia, LA

“To all of Ms. Marie's family, I worked with Ms. Marie in the early 70's at the health unit; she was a wonderful person/nurse. I didn't realize she...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Rita and Ronnie Levet - Sulphur, LA

“To the Dupre family I am sorry for the loss of a love one she was a great women and a good friend to be around such a loveble person You'll in our...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Kim Kelly - Franklin, LA

“Here is to a wonderful woman who put up with us girls on those campouts and then drove us home in the middle of the night. I will always remember...Read More »

“Our deepest condolences to you all... On this sad occasion we are somewhat relieved and comforted by knowing that we don't truly perish but live on...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: David & Monica Burleigh - LA

16 of 22 | Posted by: ROY STOVALL - LA

“I remember the warmth of the home as I was a frequent visitor. Mrs. Marie and Mr. Dupre were always so warm and opening to a shy young girl. Thank...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth Williams Andrepont - LA

“Dear Elaine, Becky, Donna, Patty, Merlin, Wayne, Gary, Tim, Tom and all beloved Dupre Family Members~ We are sure there was never any one better...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Hahn Lancon and M/M Clyde Hahn Sr.

“Dear Ms Marie, I am so glad to have been a part of your very large family. I was never made to feel as if I were not a real granddaughter to you. I...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Martin - Lafayette, LA

“Elaine, Becky, Merlin, Wayne and all Mrs. Marie's children. Your mother was a great role model to our generation and I am saddened to hear of her...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Shirleen Frederick Melancon - TX

“MawMaw, I know that I have only been a member of the family for a short while, but in that short while I felt like you were my grandmother as well...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Melissa Dupre (Jacob) - LA

“To the Dupre Family,Please know that yall are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs Marie was such a special lady. She had a heart of gold and loved...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer LeBlanc - Charenton, LA

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Marie Chauvin Dupre will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Church of Assumption with Father Sonny Brown officiating.

Visiting hours will be observed Wednesday, November 28th, at Ibert's Mortuary from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Thursday at 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM.

Mrs. Dupre was born April 9, 1928 and died Monday, November 26, 2012, at her home. She was 84 years old. She was a lifelong resident of the Franklin area and graduated from Franklin High School in 1945.

Marie also graduated from Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans as a Registered Nurse in 1948. She and Merlin Mark Dupre married November 20, 1949 and then put her career on hold to raise her family. She joined the working world in 1979 with St. Mary Parish Health Unit and later with St. Mary Parish School Board as a School Nurse.

Marie enjoyed traveling with her husband, Merlin, and family throughout the country. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and in her later years, quilting with her sisters, Reba and Leatrice.

Mrs. Dupre was a devout Catholic. She was a Charter Member of Catholic Daughters of America, Sacre Coeur Court and the Ladies Altar Society of the Church of Assumption.

She is survived by her children: four daughters, Elaine Dupre Granger and her husband Kenneth G. Granger, Sr. of Youngsville, LA, Becky Dupre Landry and her husband, Glenn F. Landry, Sr. of Franklin, LA, Donna Dupre Miller and her husband Michael C. Miller of Charenton, LA, and Patti L. Dupre of Lafayette, LA; five sons, Merlin M. Durpe, Jr. and his wife Kitty Pannell Dupre of Brenham, TX, Wayne M. Dupre and his wife Donna Charpentier Dupre of Charenton, LA, Timothy L. Dupre and his companion Celeste Gauthier of Franklin, LA, Gary P. Dupre of Jeanerette, LA, and Thomas J. Dupre and his companion Mona Sedatol of Franklin, LA; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one sister, Leatrice Chauvin Hanson.

Mrs. Dupre was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin M. Dupre, Sr.; one daughter, Susan Lynn Dupre; one grandson, Glenn F. Landry, Jr.; her parents, Joseph Pastor and Celina Rodriguez Chauvin; seven brothers, Preston, Henry, Elwood, Jess, Manly, Herman and Bobby Chauvin; and two sisters, Malvina Chauvin Broussard and Reba Chauvin Hebert.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Gary McBroom, Jr., Vance McBroom, David Wolcott, Merlin Dupre', III, Wayne Dupre', Jr., Timothy Dupre', Jr., and Treaven Dupre'. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters, Jennifer Landry, Mamie Dupre, and Susan Dupre.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Heart of Hospice, 201 W. Vermillion Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506.

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