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9595 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA

OBITUARY

Huey James Dufrene

December 22, 1934September 10, 2020

Huey James Dufrene, age 85, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Huey was born December 22, 1934 in Vacherie, LA to Edward and Mabel Dufrene of St. James Parish, LA. Huey granduated from LSU and was commissioned in the United States Air Force and discharged as a Captain. Once he left the Air Force he became a CPA and later on went on to own his own accounting firm. He loved the Western Square Dance Club and his club, The Bon Temp Rounders, which he was a cuer. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eloise Hebert Dufrene; son, Patrick James Dufrene; sister, Anne Babin (George); grandchildren, Lyndsay Parker (Jeffrey Jr.), Joe Dufrene and Jessica and Rachel Dufrene; great-grandchildren, Evie Eloise and Jeffrey III. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lynn (Michele of Raleigh, NC) and Allen Dufrene (Sharon); brother, Edward Dufrene, Jr. and one sister Naomie Falcon. The Dufrene family would like to thank the nurses at Audubon Hospice and my special angel Eursla. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Audubon Hospice. A visitation for Huey will be held Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815. The funeral service will occur Monday, September 14, 2020 beginning at 12:00 PM at St Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815. The entombment will immediately follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Greenoaksfunerals.com for the Dufrene family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

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Juanita Glazier

September 13, 2020

Dear Eloise and family,
I have many wonderful memories of dancing to your cueing. I thank you for so much graciousness you and Huey showed to me and my present husband. He doesn't round dance, but my late husband Floyd Newsome and I danced many times to Huey.
We have not been dancing now for 6 years but wonderful people are not forgotten. I am not physically able to dance but I still follow Tammany Twirlers newsletters and certain people. There is so much love and caring there it's impossible to put down. I am happy you and Huey are such a big part of those lovely memories.
May God bless you, Huey and your family . Juanita Glazier

Jerry Markley

September 12, 2020

Thanks, Huey, for patiently teaching me (and so many others) the waltz, foxtrot and other dance steps in your Thursday morning dance classes for so many years. We talked about many things during the mid dance breaks and an occasional lunch and you were always ready to explain a step or lend an ear and perspective on other things. We sure miss you and may God rest your soul, Huey, in everlasting peace.

Christina Cho

September 12, 2020

We were saddened by the news of Huey who was our beloved Round dancing teacher for over 20 years. He was such a enthusiastic and devoted teacher and I learned a lot from him. He and Eloise came to class even when they were not feeling very well. He will be missed and alway be in our heart.

Rick Weinman

September 11, 2020

Huey was one of the most talented men I have ever known. I was good friends and a roommate with his son, Lynn. Condolences, love and prayers for his wife, Eloise, and son, Patrick. Huey will be missed by all.....

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