Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Ronald Paul Dore' Sr.

June 1, 1954February 4, 2020

Ronald Paul Dore’ Sr., a native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, passed away peacefully February 4, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 65.

Ronald was born June 1, 1954 in New Iberia to the late William Dore’ and Odile Touchet Dore’ and was one of twelve children. He and his wife of 45 years Versa raised their family of three children here where he grew up and made his living. He worked with CLECO and retired after 30 years of service, and with Lopez Construction and Louis Guilbeau Construction previously.

Outside of his work, Ronald enjoyed being in the outdoors, whether it was hunting and fishing, or cutting his grass and tending to the yard. One of his most enjoyable times was going to the camp where he would barbeque or cook a meal to share with everyone. And if you were lucky enough to be at home on Sunday, you were treated to his delicious gumbo that was made on that special day. Ronald had a love for the outdoors, but his greatest love was for his family. Those blue eyes and kind smile will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest well Ronald for you have earned your reward of eternal peace.

Survivors include his wife, Versa Lancon Dore’; his children, Ronald Paul Dore’ Jr. (Natalie), Crystal Dore’ and Blake Dore’ (Ron); his four grandchildren whom he adored, Ainsley Rae Dore’, Jett Dore’, Reid Dore’ and Alyssa Broussard; and his sisters and brothers, Joyce Menard, Joel Dore’, Donald Dore’ (his twin brother), Margie Frank, Brenda LeBlanc and Annette Girard.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lou Dore’; and his brothers, Wilson, Willie, Wilbert and Willis Dore’.

A memorial gathering will be held for Ronald at Evangeline Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Ronald’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com to share a special memory or photo with the family.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Versa Lancon Dore', Wife of 45 years
  • Ronald Paul Dore' Jr. (Natalie), Son
  • Crystal Dore', Daughter
  • Blake Dore' (Ron), Son
  • Ainsley Rae Dore', Grandchild
  • Jett Dore', Grandchild
  • Reid Dore', Grandchild
  • Alyssa Broussard, Grandchild
  • Joyce Menard, Sister
  • Joel Dore', Brother
  • Donald Dore', His Twin Brother
  • Margie Frank, Sister
  • Brenda LeBlanc, Sister
  • Annette Girard, Sister
  • Odile Touchet Dore', Mother (deceased)
  • William Dore', Father (deceased)
  • Wilson Dore', Brother (deceased)
  • Willie Dore', Brother (deceased)
  • Wilbert Dore', Brother (deceased)
  • Willis Dore', Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Lou Dore', Sister (deceased)


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Rosary Service Thursday, February 6, 2020


Ronald Paul Dore' Sr.

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Germaine Comeaux

February 8, 2020

I send sincere condolences to Versa and the entire Dore' family.

Margie Frank

February 7, 2020

love you....may you rest in peace..

Karen Hoyt

February 6, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss, Versa. You and your family are in my prayers

Billy Thedford

February 6, 2020

I worked with Willis many times and he was a good man, dedicated to his work. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless his family and give him rest !

Mary Ellen Miller

February 6, 2020

So sorry Versa. Your husband was a very special and handsome man. Our love and prayers are sent to you and your family during this sad time. Mary Ellen Miller, Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs

Tommy Poirier

February 5, 2020

Sorry for your loss, have many memories of going to camp. Great man, will be missed by many. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.

Elly Badeaux Romero

February 5, 2020

I remember living next to the Dore family on Dale Street in New Iberia in the early seventies. Annette was my childhood friend and we used to see Ronald,Donald,Brenda,and Margie when we'd go over to play. Your family has my deepest condolences s

Connie Tutt

February 5, 2020

Cuz, so sorry to read about Ronald. May God heal you'll hurting hearts. You'll are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep His loving arms around you. Love you Connie.

Kitty Courts

February 5, 2020

Versa and Family, My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. You are wonderful nurse who took the very best care of Ronald and May all the Wonderful Memories comfort you and your family. Remembering Everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Kitty

Cathy Leonard

February 5, 2020

So very sorry for your loss. RIP Ronald 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺