Joseph Robert Dugas Sr.

October 23, 1937August 2, 2012

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services will be celebrated for Joseph R. “Joe” Dugas, Sr., age 74, at 10:00 am Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Deacon Patrick Burke will officiate. Interment will follow at Beau Pre Cemetery with military honors by the VFW Post 1982 of New Iberia.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Friday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday from 8:00 am until services with a VFW Ritual at 9:30 am.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mr. Dugas passed away peacefully at Belle Teche Nursing Home on Thursday, August 02, 2012, with his family at his side.

Mr. Dugas, known by family and friends as Joe, was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.

Joe worked with the Norman Fence Company for over 20 years. He was a member of VFW Post 1982, where he served on the Honor Guard and was Sgt. at Arms. He enjoyed playing bingo, going out to eat, visiting with his many friends at Belle Teche, and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his six children, Lennis Dugas of Alexandria, Joseph Dugas, Jr., Paul Dugas, and Liz Desormeaux and husband Jimmy all of New Iberia; Susan Dugas and Donald Dugas and wife Rebecca all of Lafayette; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Guidry Dugas; and his parents, Robert T. Dugas and Zelma Norris Dugas.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jimmy Desormeaux, Paul Durio, Seth Zerlott, Mark Pattillo, Todd Spurlock, and Ben Lilley.

To view the online obituary, video tribute, and sign the guestbook, please visit

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2012

Joseph Robert Dugas Sr.

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Holly Beisser

August 4, 2012

Mrs. Liz, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I could tell how much he means to you. You and your family is in my prayers. May he rest in peace.

Barbara Landry

August 3, 2012

Liz I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a good friend to have.

elaina leblanc

August 3, 2012

im so very sorry for yall loss now he went meet yall mother in heaven and now they are happy again they are together and now watching over yall day and night keeping yall safe and again so very sorry for yall loss love yall elaina

Bonita Bigbee

August 2, 2012

Liz, I am so sorry about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I lost my Dad this time last year and I know what you are going through. As Jimmy said, I'm so glad he is no longer suffering. Love to you and Jimmy both !

renae, donna, gladice

August 2, 2012

sorry for your loss of your dad susan and liz. hope your family may find peace. our family: ms. gladice (granny gladice), aunt donna and your cousin renae, will keep you in our prayers.

Gwen DeRouen

August 2, 2012

Liz and family. I am so sorry for the Loss of your loved one. I pray that you all find peace in this difficult time.. God Bless you all

Megan Bonin

August 2, 2012

So sorry Liz. Prays going your way. We love you.

Denise & Brenda

August 2, 2012

Liz, We are sorry to hear about your loss, but just know your dad is at peace.

Chase and Tiffany Hudson

August 2, 2012

We are so sorry for you and your family's loss. We love y'all and we will be continually praying for y'all.

Carrie Christensen

August 2, 2012

Liz, I am very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed. May you and your family find peace in this difficult time.