Gilbert Dufrene Jr., 85, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Nov. 20.
Preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna “Sis” Dufrene and his child, Kyle. He is survived by his five children; Theron (Lisa), Brandon (Valerie), Darla (Rusty) Rebowe, Cindy Dufrene Rasmussen and Becky (Stephen) Weber.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Brittany, Lacey, Brandon and Brad Dufrene; Rustin, Baileigh and Taylor Rebowe; Dustin Faucheux; Hannah, Renny, Jace and Emily Weber; and great-grandchildren Vali and Jett Rupert; Karley, Kelsey, Kenzie Riley, Tyler and Lilyana. Paw Paw Gilly was the No. 1 fan of all of his grandchildren and he will be greatly missed.
He was a proud member of the American Legion River Road Post 366. Gilbert was a corpsman in the Korean War and was very proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy.
A special thanks to the American Legion River Road Post 366, Ormond Nursing Home and St. Catherine’s Hospice.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend at visitation at St. Charles Borromeo on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Words of remembrance were followed by a military burial at St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum.
A Celebration of Life was held at American Legion River Road Post 366 in St. Rose following the burial. Condolences may be expressed at www.hcalexanderfuneralhome.com