St. Martinville – Funeral Services for Julien Dupuis, 98, were held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, with Msgr. J. Douglas Courville officiating.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Julien Dupuis was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Parks and resided in St. Martinville until death. Mr. Dupuis passed away at Lafayette General Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. Mr. Dupuis was a retired farmer, butcher owner and operator of Dupuis’ Meat Market, once known as Old Mr. Leon Dugas’ Store in St. Martinville. He served in the National Guard, 39th Division, 156th Infantry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, gardening and dancing.
Survivors include three sons, Percy Dupuis and Francis “Bose” Dupuis, both of St. Martinville, and Fred Dupuis and his wife Nell of New Iberia; three daughters, Georgia D. Albert and her husband Carrol of Lafayette, Beulah D. Serrette and her husband Nolan, and Mary D. Arton, and husband Dennis, both of St. Martinville. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Gena D. Abromov, Eddie and Donnie Dupuis, all of Dallas, Ricky, Danny and Phillip Dupuis, all of New Iberia, Christopher Dupuis of Breaux Bridge, Barrett Dupuis of Lafayette, Carol Ann A. Perrio, Kirk Albert, Phyllis A. Collette and Penny A. Ventress, all of Lafayette, Bernadette A. Faul of Hemet, Calif., Kevin Serrette of Nigeria, Africa, Kent Serrette of Henderson, Kim Serrette of Lafayette, Stacey Arton of New Orleans and Paul Julien Arton of Erath; 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ada D. Armand of Crowley; and nieces, nephews and friends; his wonderful and loving care-giver and friend, Carol Boutte; his loving sitters, Darrel Grubbs Jr., Connie Lasseigne, Lillian Evans, Vicki, Kathyrn and many others.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Angelina Landry Dupuis; second wife, Enola V. Delcambre; third wife, Emily D. Barras; son Phillip Dupuis; grandson Keith David Serrette; granddaughter Anne Adele Dupuis; his parents Sylvain and Odile Melancon Dupuis; two brothers, DieuDonne “Dan” Dupuis and August Dupuis; three sisters Edola “SuSu” D. Babineaux, Eliza D. Belaire and Innocent D. Guidry; and five nephews, Adley Dupuis, Billy Babineaux, DieuDonne “D.D.” Armand, Harris Belaire and Ernest “Neg” Guidry.
A Rosary was prayed at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Pallbearers were Cody Dupuis, Christopher Dupuis, Barrett Dupuis, Kirk Albert, Tyler Ventress and Kim Serrette.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were his children and grandchildren.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville was in charge of arrangements.
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