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Louella T. Dupuis

June 4, 1938 — July 7, 2024

Louella T. Dupuis

Breaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 11, 2024 at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Louella T. Dupuis, 86, who passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024.

A visitation will take place at the funeral home in Breaux Bridge on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

A Rosary will be prayed by Deacon Marcel "Butch" Hebert at 11:30 AM on Thursday. 

Rev. Garrett McIntyre will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Nichole G. DuBose, Brittany Labbie and Stevierae G. Goodyear. Gift bearers will be Ty Landry, Ava Varisco and Bailey Varisco.

Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2. 

Louella's purpose in life was to grow her family, do God's will, and teach others the will of God.

Louella was born in Parks, Louisiana on June 4, 1938. She was the first child of Clovis and Celina Trosclair. She had a lot of responsibilities and continued those responsibilities throughout her life. She was fierce in her beliefs and didn't conform to the ways of the world. Growing up, she loved to read and would find hiding spots away from her brother and sisters to read in peace.

French was her first language. Like others her age, she was punished for speaking French in school. It did not stop her from her heritage.

Her father was a sharecropper. They lived in Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, and Parks. She would say that she was the slowest cotton picker of her family. However, her cotton was the best looking of her family.

She met the love of her life and husband of 66 years, Nathan Dupuis at a coffee shop where she worked in high school. From this beautiful marriage they had eight girls.

Louella valued education. As a teenager, she had to stand her ground to graduate from high school.

While her girls were in school, she took classes at Saint Bernard to grow her Catholic faith. She also took classes with home demonstration that taught her about life and sewing.

Her time was filled with part-time work and volunteering. Some of which included being a Eucharistic Minister both in church and for the homebound. She was assigned an adoration Holy Hour from 1984 to 2020. Everything and anything could wait as it was her priority to do God's work.

As a religion teacher she took it upon herself to educate every child she could about the meaning of God and His church. She would pick up the neighborhood children and others along the way to Breaux Bridge. It would not be unusual to see her with 10 to 14 kids in her station wagon!

One of her passions was sewing. She was a fantastic seamstress. She worked at Fontenot and Guidry's for years. She sewed for others out of her home and for her girls including dancing outfits, prom, bridesmaids, and wedding dresses.

Family was important to her. She loved bragging about her big family. Her family would gather on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons to visit, eat, and play games.

Louella was a generous giving person. She offered up her suffering for others. She was a strong-willed person who put others first. Before the passing of her husband, Nathan, he told her I'm not leaving you alone, I left you with our girls. Since his passing, she has enjoyed getting to know each of her girls as adults. Now it's our time to let her go.

She is survived by her eight loving daughters, Julie (Kirk) Grivat, Louise (Carlin) LeBlanc, Debora (Leah) Dupuis, Celena Dupuis Tilbury, Wanda "Ash" (Gary) Gassiott, Jane (Mitchell) Labbie, Laura (Todd) Landry, and Lisa (Brandon) Varisco; sisters, Madia (Edwin) Allemond, Sadia Champagne, Janet Touchet (Harold) and Lorraine Bergeron; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren with two on the way.

She is preceded in death by her father, Clovis and Celina Barras Trosclair; the love of her life, Nathan Dupuis; brothers, Robert-Lee Trosclair and Jessie James Trosclair; and her brothers-in-law, Shirles Champagne and Harold Bergeron.

Pallbearers will be Casey Grivat, John McBride, Leah Ryder, Mamie Tillbury, Thomas Gassiott, Bryant Labbie, Bo Landry, and Albert McBride.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam McBride, Abbie G. Romero, Brandon Varisco, Cody Landry, and Stevierae Gassiot.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, July 11, 2024

9:00am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Rosary

Thursday, July 11, 2024

11:30 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge

211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, July 11, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

St. Bernard Catholic Church

204 N Main St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

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Burial

Thursday, July 11, 2024

St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2

Main Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA

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