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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Tonia Boudreaux Dugan

April 16, 1955June 24, 2020
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Tonia Boudreaux Dugan, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 24 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 65 years young.

Tonia was born April 16, 1955 in New Iberia to the late Ulysse Boudreaux and the late Elaine Freyou Boudreaux and was one of eight children. Tonia has worked in the insurance industry most of her life and was recently working with Blake Johnson, II State Farm in Carencro. Many will remember her from the many years she spent working with Mr. George Wright at his State Farm agency here in New Iberia.

Outside of her work, Tonia was an avid bowler. She was a member of the New Iberia Bowlers Association and represented them in many tournaments throughout the United States, including National’s in Reno, Nevada and Grandmother Tournaments all around. Tonia enjoyed cooking and was known for her meatball spaghetti and rice dressing. Her other pastimes were tending to her flowers, spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, and taking cruises. Their recent trip to the Caribbean was one of their favorite trips ever.

Tonia leaves a legacy of strength, faith, love and kindness that will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. Rest well for you have earned your heavenly reward.

Survivors include her husband and best friend of 45 years, Larry Dugan; her daughters, Misty Dugan Geoffroy (Grady) and Shelley Dugan Delahoussaye (Joshua); five grandchildren, Luci Elaine Geoffroy, Mason Jules Maturin, Asher Paul Delahoussaye, Georgia Claire Delahoussaye, Elaine Marie Delahoussaye; her brothers and sisters, James Boudreaux (Brenda), Gregory Boudreaux (Janet), Peter Boudreaux (Janet), Barry Boudreaux (Suzanne), Marla Hebert (Bryan), Darla Frederick (Michael), Charles Boudreaux (Patricia); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

A Mass celebrating her life will be held Saturday, June 27 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Coteau, with Fr. Brian Harrington as celebrant. Following the Mass, she will be laid to rest in the church mausoleum. 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.

Serving as pallbearers are her brothers, James, Greg, Peter, Barry and Charles Boudreaux, and Brad Boudreaux (godson). Matthew Frederick (godson) is honorary pallbearer.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Acadian Hospice and the Cancer Center of Acadiana for their care and compassion shown during this time.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Tonia’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Larry P. Dugan, Husband of 45 years
  • Misty Dugan Geoffroy (Grady), Daughter
  • Shelley Dugan Delahoussaye (Joshua), Daughter
  • Luci Elaine Geoffroy, Granddaughter
  • Mason Jules Maturin, Grandson
  • Asher Paul Delahoussaye, Grandson
  • Georgia Claire Delahoussaye, Granddaughter
  • Elaine Marie Delahoussaye, Granddaughter
  • James Boudreaux (Brenda), Brother
  • Greg Boudreaux (Janet), Brother
  • Peter Boudreaux (Janet), Brother
  • Barry Boudreaux (Suzanne), Brother
  • Marla Hebert (Bryan), Sister
  • Darla Frederick (Michael), Sister
  • Charles Boudreaux (Patricia), Brother
  • Ulysse Boudreaux, Father (deceased)
  • Elaine Freyou Boudreaux, Mother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Boudreaux
  • Greg Boudreaux
  • Peter Boudreaux
  • Barry Boudreaux
  • Charles Boudreaux
  • Brad Boudreaux
  • Matthew Frederick, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

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Missy Simon

July 6, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss! We all loved your Mom. She was the sweetest .

Heather LeBlanc

July 6, 2020

Love you Shelley! Your mom was such a great woman. I am blessed to have known her. Praying for you guys!

Daravy Derouen

July 6, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss! Your Mom was a great lady. She brightened up any room she was in. She laughed at all of your jokes. She welcomed everyone no matter who they were. Heaven definitely got another angel. 💖🙏🏻

Norma Dautreuil

July 6, 2020

My heart is broken! What a sweet awesome lady!! I will cherish our memories sitting in the bleachers at all the ABRA’s! Gone but never will be forgotten!

Brenda Boudreaux

July 6, 2020

You know she is bowling 300. And making she special delicious rice dressing.

Miranda Ellis

July 6, 2020

Mrs Tonia was the best of the best. I’ll never forget the tupper ware parties my mom and I went to at your house and hanging out with her and Mr Larry while I was little. She was the sweetest and I couldn’t have had a better example of faith to have as a god mother ❤️

Cole Delhomme

July 6, 2020

Heaven is a much more fun and well operated place with Tonia up there!!!! So blessed to know her and have her looking out for us!

Alice Roberts

July 6, 2020

I am so very sorry, she was a woman with the biggest heart I’ve known. She definitely will be missed by many.

Wendy Pullin

July 6, 2020

RIP Tonia!! Such a beautiful soul!! It was a blessing to have had her in my life!!!

Janet Boudreaux

July 5, 2020

From the first day I met Tonia and through all these years she always made me feel so special. She had a zest for life and it was exhibited in everything she did with her family, her sisters -in-law, brothers-in-law, co-workers, and friends. She was always so giving and so willing to help with any bridal shower, baby shower, whatever was happening in the large Boudreaux clan! She always had fun and really lifted everyone’s spirits when you were around her. Peter and I and our grown children have sooooo many wonderful memories of Tonia - we could go on and on. We so admired her strength and courage as she continued to keep a positive attitude. She will be dearly missed by all of us. 💖

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Class of 1974

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Tonia’s wedding wedding day. Such a beautiful bride.

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Larry and Tonia Dugan on June 14, 1975

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Biography

Tonia Boudreaux Dugan, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 24 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was 65 years young.

Tonia was born April 16, 1955 in New Iberia to the late Ulysse Boudreaux and the late Elaine Freyou Boudreaux and was one of eight children. Tonia has worked in the insurance industry most of her life and was recently working with Blake Johnson, II State Farm in Carencro. Many will remember her from the many years she spent working with Mr. George Wright at his State Farm agency here in New Iberia.

Outside of her work, Tonia was an avid bowler. She was a member of the New Iberia Bowlers Association and represented them in many tournaments throughout the United States, including National’s in Reno, Nevada and Grandmother Tournaments all around. Tonia enjoyed cooking and was known for her meatball spaghetti and rice dressing. Her other pastimes were tending to her flowers, spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, and taking cruises. Their recent trip to the Caribbean was one of their favorite trips ever.

Tonia leaves a legacy of strength, faith, love and kindness that will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. Rest well for you have earned your heavenly reward.

Survivors include her husband and best friend of 45 years, Larry Dugan; her daughters, Misty Dugan Geoffroy (Grady) and Shelley Dugan Delahoussaye (Joshua); five grandchildren, Luci Elaine Geoffroy, Mason Jules Maturin, Asher Paul Delahoussaye, Georgia Claire Delahoussaye, Elaine Marie Delahoussaye; her brothers and sisters, James Boudreaux (Brenda), Gregory Boudreaux (Janet), Peter Boudreaux (Janet), Barry Boudreaux (Suzanne), Marla Hebert (Bryan), Darla Frederick (Michael), Charles Boudreaux (Patricia); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

A Mass celebrating her life will be held Saturday, June 27 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Coteau, with Fr. Brian Harrington as celebrant. Following the Mass, she will be laid to rest in the church mausoleum. 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.

Serving as pallbearers are her brothers, James, Greg, Peter, Barry and Charles Boudreaux, and Brad Boudreaux (godson). Matthew Frederick (godson) is honorary pallbearer.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Acadian Hospice and the Cancer Center of Acadiana for their care and compassion shown during this time.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Tonia’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences.

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