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Dana Holleman Courrege

July 3, 1943 — October 29, 2023

New Iberia

New Iberia – A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, November 6, 2023, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia, for Dana Holleman Courrege, 80, who passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 29, 2023. She was surrounded by her loved ones, who will forever cherish the memories they shared with her.

Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Msgr. Robert Romero will officiate.

Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home on Monday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

A rosary, led by the Men’s Rosary Group, will be prayed at 11:00 am on Monday.

 Dana was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on July 3, 1943, to the late Jack and Lillian Patout Holleman. She was a beloved bookkeeper at Courrege Auto Wrecking Yard for 29 years, where she was an invaluable asset.

Dana lived a life filled with passion and love. She had a green thumb and found solace and joy in flower gardening. Her backyard was transformed into a colorful oasis, a testament to her nurturing spirit. Dana would spend hours tending to each plant with tender care.

In addition to gardening, Dana adored her furry companions. Pampering her puppies brought immense happiness into her life, and she cherished every moment spent with them.

Dana also had a competitive spirit and enjoyed playing cards and tennis with friends and family. Photography/videography also held a special place in her heart. She had an uncanny ability to capture beautiful moments that would otherwise have been forgotten.

In the kitchen, Dana’s cooking brought out her creativity and allowed her generous spirit to shine through. Her cake baking and decorating skills were legendary, turning any occasion into a truly special celebration.

Family was the cornerstone of Dana's life, and there was nothing she loved more than having everyone over for a meal and a swim in the pool. Splashing, laughter, and shared memories filled the air as she watched her family come together in joyous harmony. Those cherished moments will forever be etched in their hearts.

Mrs. Courrege is survived by five children, Nicole Dronet, Myra Nereaux, John Courrege, II (Amy), Jill Froisy (Gerard), and Richard Duhe (Kristine); two step-children, Julaine Bernard (T.J.) and Emile Courrege (Janet); siblings, Jackie Capell, Artie Ray, Chris Dana (Bill), Louise Short (Karl), and Troy Holleman; grandchildren, Faith Girouard (B.J.), Brooke Migues, Tyler Froisy, Megan Nereaux, Blair Segura (Cody), Kyle Duhe, Jack Courrege, John “Trey” Courrege, III, Angeleigh Courrege, Emmy Dronet, Thomas Dronet, and Alyssa Dronet; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dana was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Courrege; son, Steven Michael Courrege; son-in-law, Norman Nereaux; and brothers-in-law, Rob Capell and David Ray.

Dana touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She had a heart filled with compassion, a smile that could light up any room, and a soul radiating warmth. Her love knew no bounds, and her memory will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her. May she rest in peace.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331).


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Visitation

Monday, November 6, 2023

9:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Rosary

Monday, November 6, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Memorial Service

Monday, November 6, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Burial

Monday, November 6, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

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