Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


David Joseph Dupuis

October 9, 1982July 11, 2019
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for David Joseph Dupuis on Thursday July 18, 2019, 10:30 am at St Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1022 North Burnside Avenue Gonzales, LA 70737. Visitation will take place at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church on July 18, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Reverend Eric Gyan, Pastor, will celebrate the mass accompanied by Deacon Jodi Moscona. Cantor Celeste Veillon will be the vocalist. Burial will take place at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell, LA 70460. Mr. Dupuis passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 36. He was born in Slidell, LA on October 9, 1982. He was awarded a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond LA and a Master’s Degree from Shriner University in Kerrville, TX. He is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq, Operation Enduring Freedom. He is survived by his fiancée, Melissa Cantrell, sister Michelle D. Bordelon and husband Keith, brother Major Jason C. Dupuis, US Army, and wife Tamara, mother Susan D. Dupuis and father John E. Dupuis, 2 nephews and 4 nieces. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Harold J. and Emerante Dugas, and paternal grandparents Charles and Lelia Dupuis. He was godfather to Luke M. Bordelon and William J. Dupuis who will serve as lectors. Lily Bordelon will serve as altar server. Pall bearers are Keith M. Bordelon, Mike Fournet, Jason Jones, Dylan Landry, Brad McElwee and Scott Ray. Honorary pall bearers are Joseph C. Dupuis, Major Jason C. Dupuis, William J. Dupuis and Luke M. Bordelon. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund, Pineapples & Flamingos, has been set up in David’s honor. Donations will go to David’s fiancée Melissa’s business (ID 82-1190796), Rock Steady Boxing Baton Rouge. Melissa is a certified coach working with people with Parkinson’s Disease in a non-contact form of boxing fitness to help provide them with a better quality of life. David was very passionate about this program. As such, any donations will be used for U.S. military veterans who have Parkinson’s Disease and would like to join the fitness program. Donations can be sent to 13170 Dutchtown Point Avenue, #1622, Gonzales, LA. 70737. Also, you may donate online at www.gofundme.com/f/pineapplesandflamingos. Please annotate “In Memory of David Dupuis” with your donation. You may visit our website at www.oursofh.com to offer condolences to the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, July 18, 2019


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Donna Medine

July 18, 2019

Dear Sue, I couldn’t get to the services today. I had cataract surgery and complications. My heart was so hurt for you and can’t imagine the pain that you and your family are going through. I am sending you my prayers and my love to you, one of the sweetest and kindest lady that I am blessed to call my friend. God will bring you through this because you have incredible faith that is visible to all who come in contact with you! Hugs and much prayers are being sent your way!

Carol Kellar (Thibodeau)

July 18, 2019

Sue, I am so sorry just seems inadequate. So, please know that you, John, and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. It is our prayer that you are blessed with the Peace which passes all understanding that will protect your hearts and minds during this time of mourning....

Wanda Howard

July 16, 2019

My sympathy and prayers in the loss of your son.


Ann Barnes

July 15, 2019

My prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of this wonderful young man

John Housey

July 15, 2019

Having known David a short time since working on the Sunshine Bridge together I can say that he was a smart hard working man. He had spoken to me about plans for marriage and future plans of success. He will forever leave a lasting memory with those of us that accomplished so much working along side him. It was a pleasure to have known him. My thoughts and prayers for all.

Rebecca Dubuisson

July 15, 2019

Sue and John my heart is broken for all of you over the death of your beloved son David. I’m holding all of you in my prayers. God’s comfort to all of you.

Jay Morris

July 15, 2019

My family by fraternity, my friend by choice, and my brother through experience. I’m so proud of you, and what you did with life. Every memory of us together, I can hear your voice and see your smile. So many memories and smiles. I love you, my family loves you. You are loved more than you will ever know. Driving home tonight I listened to some of our favorite road trip songs, and saw you, looking down on me, as if you were there.
Fair winds and following seas, Semper Fidelis,
Til Valhalla

James Huk

July 14, 2019

Susan, John & The Dupuis Family,

Linda & I’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

“All The Best”

Jim & Linda Huk

Kristi Kron

July 14, 2019

I never had a chance to meet you, but you loved my friend Melissa, and I will forever be grateful for the happiness you brought to her. Rest in peace.

Shawn Gadsden

July 14, 2019

Great Guy glad I got an opportunity to meet you someone like you. Gone to soon. Semper Fi brother


William’s baptism 2008


Uncle Parrain


Uncle David and Reese


Jason and David


Christmas 2017


The Dupuis Family in NYC!


New York City skyline.


Christmas Break 2014


Parrain and William