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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Tan Dugas

February 5, 1930February 1, 2020
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NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Tan Dugas, age 89, at 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will follow at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Tuesday from 8:30 am until service time. A rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am.

Mr. Dugas was born on February 5, 1930 in Loreauville to the late Antoine Dugas, Sr. and Emma Broussard Dugas, and passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 his residence surrounded by his family.

Tan retired from Exxon with 40 years of service and retired at the age of 55. After his retirement, he enjoyed working on his farm and tending to his cattle.

He was a loving husband father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with them.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dena Theriot Dugas of New Iberia; two sons, Lonnie Dugas (Valerie) of Mandeville and Shanie Dugas (Brandy) of New Iberia; three daughters, Ann LeMaire of New Iberia; Hope Hebert (David) of Lafayette and Robin Bourque (Phil) of New Iberia; 13 grandchildren, Blaine Dugas, Jill Rabalais, Joy Trahan, Houston Dugas, Raegan LeMaire, Lance LeMaire, Brittany Lindsey, Ashley Pedersen, Megan Dugas, Natalie Richard, Shanna Armentor, Kourtni Hayes and Emily Bourque; numerous great grandchildren and one brother, Creed Dugas (Marion) of New Iberia.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dovey Jean Benoit Dugas, who passed away on September 13, 1982; parents, Antoine Dugas, Sr. and Emma Broussard Dugas; brother, Claude Dugas; sisters, Mabel Broussard and Melba Verret; son-in-law, Robert LeMaire and grandson in law, Ryan Rabalais.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Dugas, Shanie Dugas, Creed Dugas, David Hebert, Phil Bourque, Blaine Dugas, Raegan LeMaire, Chance Lindsey and Houston Dugas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kylan Slate Theriot, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and William Cenac, Robert Cenac, James Cenac, and Alvin Prosper.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Tan’s caretakers, LaShondra Smith, Cheryl Robertson, Jadda Lewis, and Melvina for the love, support and care shown to Tan and his family.

To view the on-line obituary, the video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Dena Theriot Dugas, Wife
  • Lonnie Dugas & Valerie, Son
  • Shanie Dugas & Brandy, Son
  • Ann LeMaire, Daughter
  • Hope Hebert & David, Daughter
  • Robin Bourque & Phil, Daughter
  • Creed Dugas & Marion, Brother
  • Antoine Dugas, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Emma Broussard Dugas, Mother (deceased)
  • Dovey Jean Benoit Dugas, First wife (deceased)
  • Claude Dugas, Brother (deceased)
  • Mabel Broussard, Sister
  • Melba Verret, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert LeMaire, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • He is also survived by his grandchildren, Blaine Dugas, Jill Rabalais, Joy Trahan, Houston Dugas, Raegan LeMaire, Lance LeMaire, Brittany Lindsey, Ashley Pedersen, Megan Dugas, Natalie Richard, Shanna Armentor, Kourtni Hayes and Emily Bourque and numerous great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shanie Dugas
  • Lonnie Dugas
  • Creed Dugas
  • David Hebert
  • Phil Bourque
  • Blaine Dugas
  • Raegan LeMarie
  • Chance Lindsey
  • Houston Dugas
  • Kylan Slate Theriot, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Grandchildren, Honorary Pallbearers
  • Great grandchildren, Honorary Pallbearers
  • William Cenac, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Robert Cenac, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Cenac, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alvin Prosper, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Rosary Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Memories

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Stephanie Buford Comeaux

February 4, 2020

Lonnie, Ann, Shanie, Hope and Robin we are so sorry for the loss of you sweet father. Words may not wipe away your tears and hugs will not ease the pain but you will have memories that will last a lifetime.
Hugs and prayers
Stephanie and Donald Comeaux

Carrie Gonzales-Lasseigne

February 4, 2020

Robin Hope. Ann, Shanie, and Lonnie I'm so sorry I hear about your dad. Growing up he always called me Carrie Mae he was only one of three people that ever called me that. I'll remember all the good times I share growing up. He was a very special man. My love you to you all.

Irvin Vaughn

February 3, 2020

RIP Kuz..........

Howard Cormier

February 3, 2020

Lonnie, I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of your father. We are blessed to have had dads to show us the way to live, love, laugh, and work. Sorry for your loss, my friend.

Patty Hudson

February 3, 2020

I'm so sorry for yall's loss, I used to go visit and stay in the summers when I was younger! He loved his family and was a crazy fun dad and uncle ! AND He always made me the best Fritters for breakfast! Loved him!

Randy Breaux

February 2, 2020

Lonnie, sending my condolences, and very sorry for your loss. Remember that while I know you will miss him dearly he is in a better place.

MARGARET GONSOULIN

February 2, 2020

SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST OF MR TAN.YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU.HE WAS A GREAT PERSON, AND A WONDERFUL FRIEND TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM.HE WILL BE MISS BY ALL.

Al Dorsey

February 2, 2020

Lonnie,sorry for your loss,praying for you and family. Mr. Tan always showed us young guys growing up with such respect and kindness but he treated us like men..never forget him RIP.

Claire and Brett Bourque

February 1, 2020

I met him through my sister in law Jill and my husband Brett has known him through his cousin Phil. Mr Tan has always been such a sweet gentleman. He will be missed by all that knew him. ❤️

Thomas Falgout

February 1, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for the Dugas family. I have great memories of Mr. Tan while visiting with y’all as a young child with my family. I remember the Farris wheel in the back yard. He and your mom were always friendly.

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Biography

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Tan Dugas, age 89, at 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church with Fr. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will follow at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Tuesday from 8:30 am until service time. A rosary will be prayed at 10:00 am.

Mr. Dugas was born on February 5, 1930 in Loreauville to the late Antoine Dugas, Sr. and Emma Broussard Dugas, and passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 his residence surrounded by his family.

Tan retired from Exxon with 40 years of service and retired at the age of 55. After his retirement, he enjoyed working on his farm and tending to his cattle.

He was a loving husband father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with them.

Survivors include his loving wife, Dena Theriot Dugas of New Iberia; two sons, Lonnie Dugas (Valerie) of Mandeville and Shanie Dugas (Brandy) of New Iberia; three daughters, Ann LeMaire of New Iberia; Hope Hebert (David) of Lafayette and Robin Bourque (Phil) of New Iberia; 13 grandchildren, Blaine Dugas, Jill Rabalais, Joy Trahan, Houston Dugas, Raegan LeMaire, Lance LeMaire, Brittany Lindsey, Ashley Pedersen, Megan Dugas, Natalie Richard, Shanna Armentor, Kourtni Hayes and Emily Bourque; numerous great grandchildren and one brother, Creed Dugas (Marion) of New Iberia.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dovey Jean Benoit Dugas, who passed away on September 13, 1982; parents, Antoine Dugas, Sr. and Emma Broussard Dugas; brother, Claude Dugas; sisters, Mabel Broussard and Melba Verret; son-in-law, Robert LeMaire and grandson in law, Ryan Rabalais.

Pallbearers will be Lonnie Dugas, Shanie Dugas, Creed Dugas, David Hebert, Phil Bourque, Blaine Dugas, Raegan LeMaire, Chance Lindsey and Houston Dugas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kylan Slate Theriot, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and William Cenac, Robert Cenac, James Cenac, and Alvin Prosper.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Tan’s caretakers, LaShondra Smith, Cheryl Robertson, Jadda Lewis, and Melvina for the love, support and care shown to Tan and his family.

To view the on-line obituary, the video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

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