Allen F. Dugas Sr., 84, entered into heaven on Oct. 17, 2011, at his home with his loving family at his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was the devoted husband of Ruth Haas Dugas for 60 years, loving father of Allen Dugas Jr., Jill Dugas Coursey and Tonia Marie Dugas; proud grandfather of eight grandchildren: Kellie Benton Presswood, Christopher and Kevin Benton, John and Jaimie Wells, and Brittany, Tyler and Zachary Dugas; great-grandfather of Emerson Clair Presswood, son of the late Irene D’Arensbourg Dugas and Elphage F. Dugas, and brother of Theresa Dugas Champagne (Johnny) and the late Percy Dugas (Ernie) and Ethel Dugas Abee (Russell). He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. He was a native of Luling and a resident of Tickfaw for the past 20 years. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and retired from the American Cyanamid (Cytec) after 35 years of service.
A Funeral Mass was held on Oct. 19 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home in Metairie. Interment followed in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane Medical School, Sorter Research Fund, 1430 Tulane Ave., Box SL-42, New Orleans, LA 70112 or North Oaks Hospice, P.O. Box 2668, Hammond, LA70404. Condolences may be offered online at www.gardenofmemoriesfuneralhome.com.