August 31, 2009 at 9:16 am
Paul S. "Moose" Durapau, 71, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Hahnville passed away on Friday, August 15, 2009.

August 31, 2009 at 9:15 am
Scott “Punkin” Drain passed away at the age of 24 on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Dearly beloved husband of Tara King Drain, devoted father of Tyler (age 6) and Kylie (age 3).

August 31, 2009 at 9:14 am
Charles Joseph Caillet, Sr., born May 6, 1957, completed his life on Aug.18, 2009 in Katy, Texas where he lived for the past 10 years. He graduated from Hahnville High School in 1975 and from Louisiana State University in 1979.

August 10, 2009 at 9:34 am
John Bradley IV, resident of Norco, was killed in a work related accident on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:40 p.m. He was empoyed by BLD Services of Kenner as a construction worker. He was 20 years old and a graduate of Destrehan High School.

August 10, 2009 at 9:33 am
Nellie Louise McGinty passed away on July 27, 2009 at the Specialty Rehabilitation Hospital in LaPlace, at the age of 78. She was a native of Crocker, Missouri and had lived in Destrehan for the last 11 months with her daughter. McGinty loved to shop at WalMart, was an avid coin collector, and loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

August 10, 2009 at 9:33 am
Roy Joseph Bergeron passed away on July 29, 2009 at the age of 61. He was born on January 7, 1948 and was a native of Des Allemands and resident of Thibodaux.

August 10, 2009 at 9:31 am
Captain Herman Joseph Fonseca, Sr. passed on July 30, 2009 at the age of 71. He was a longtime resident and native of Des Allemands, and a member of the Back to the 50’s Jamaican Club.

July 27, 2009 at 8:46 am
Wanda Perez Gordon passed on July 10, 2009 at the age of 67.
Gordon was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark High School. Later on, she attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She worked for the U.S. Immigration Service and was a longtime housewife.

July 27, 2009 at 8:45 am
Adele Strecker Langkopp passed away at her family home in Destrehan on Monday, July 6, 2009.

July 27, 2009 at 8:44 am
Rita Ristroph Labry was entrusted to God’s loving care Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:05 a.m. at the age of 88. She was the retired district director for St. Charles Public Social Services, a native of St. Francisville, and a resident of Hahnville.

July 20, 2009 at 9:05 am
Mae Degruise Waguespack, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 8:17 a.m. in Thibodaux.

July 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
Edward Lee Shifflett, Sr. Age 72. Native of McGaheysville, Va. and resident of Des Allemands for the last 30 years. He entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 11, 2009.

July 13, 2009 at 9:00 am
JoEllen Marie Mire died on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at River Parishes Hospital at the age of 50. She was a longtime resident of Norco.

July 06, 2009 at 9:25 am
Ruth Zeringue Brignac died on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at River Parishes Hospital located in LaPlace at the age of 80. She was a native of Wallace, LA and resident of Destrehan.

July 06, 2009 at 9:24 am
Edgar “Wizard” Paul Crochet, Sr. passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Raceland, LA at the age of 62. He was a native of Des Allemands and a resident of Raceland.

July 06, 2009 at 9:22 am
Sister Marguerite-Marie Brou, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace (formerly Congregation of St. Mary, New Orleans, LA), age 87 years and in her 65th year of religious profession, died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 4:30 a.m. at Mohun Healthcare Center in Columbus, Ohio.

July 06, 2009 at 9:17 am
Randy Paul Roussel, age 46, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at his home in Decatur, Alabama, surrounded by his loving family. Randy was born April 15, 1963, to Joy Ann Matherne and H.E. “Poochie” Roussel, Jr.

June 29, 2009 at 8:51 am
Burt J. Dempster, Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 21 at 6:45 a.m. in Des Allemands.


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