Her Heavenly Father called Marie Anne Ory Dupont, 29, home on Oct. 23, 2011.
She was a native of Metairie and resident of LaPlace. She is survived by her husband, Mickey Christopher Dupont, parents, Ernest Jules Ory and Joan Martin Ory, brother, Andre Jules Ory, sister-in-law, Rebecca Politz Ory, niece and goddaughter, Evangeline Grace Ory, goddaughter, Maria Ibieta Ory, honorary goddaughter, Ann Marie Rose Ory, father-in-law, Willie Paul Dupont, mother-in-law, Wanda Totman Dupont, sister-in-law, Chassidy Dupont Irwin, brother-in-law, Donnie Paul Dupont, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins and all of her children in spirit whom she babysat and taught.
Marie was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Martin and the late Armand Martin and the late Ivey Paul Ory and Mabel Marie Champagne Ory.
A graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School in 2000, Marie was voted outstanding student of the year her senior year. She received a degree in mass communication from Nicholls State University, where she served as editor of the Nicholls Worth for two years. Marie earned her Masterís degree in journalism from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Her love for her alma mater brought her back to St. Charles Catholic, where she served devotedly for the past five years as development director in charge of admissions and alumni. She also taught religion and English. Marie was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in LaPlace.
Marie lived her life with joy and enthusiasm. She and her husband, Mickey, enjoyed going to LSU football games, local festivals and dining with and playing games with their many friends. Marie also loved writing, photography, arts, crafts, anything fleur de lis and butterflies. She was an energetic and responsible worker who frequently babysat the children of relatives and friends, all of whom lovingly called her Rie Rie. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Services were held at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in LaPlace on Oct. 28. Internment followed in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Marie Ory Dupont Memorial Scholarship Fund, which may be brought or mailed to St. Charles Catholic High School or any First American Bank. Donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Louisiana Chapter, 4613 Fairfield St., Metairie, LA 70006, are also welcome.
Arrangements were under the direction of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home of LaPlace.