OBITUARY

Violet Peltier Duplantis

November 5, 1951June 10, 2018
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NEW IBERIA – Memorial services celebrating the life of Violet Peltier Duplantis will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Russell Bonin, Violet’s step brother, will deliver the eulogy. Friends will be invited to share their memories as well. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Violet was born November 5, 1951 in New Iberia to Gilbert Peltier and the late Elodie "Tut" Bonin Peltier, and passed away peacefully Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Iberia Extended Care Hospital, with her family at her side.

Violet was employed with the Iberia Parish School Board for three years and worked with Home Depot for over 20 years in Louisiana, Georgia and Florida. She loved her jobs and went to work looking forward to what the day had in store for her. Outside of her work she enjoyed traveling and camping. She has visited many states in the US, Utah being one of her favorites, and traveled extensively abroad to many countries. Some of her other pastimes included oil painting, ceramics, and SCUBA diving. As a diver, she worked with Stanley Kale in Florida and was certified as an instructor, and a rescue diver. Violet also gave of her time and talents. She worked with inner city and underprivileged children, and with autistic children teaching them swimming and scuba diving being recognized by the Boynton Beach Police Department for the programs she developed. And it didn’t stop there. She donated her time to ARC and taught at the school when it was in Orange Grove. But her greatest achievement was being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace.

Survivors include her husband and best friend of 43 years, Russell Joseph Duplantis; her child Gidget Duplantis; her granddaughter, Selina Broussard and husband Bren; and her step children, David Duplantis and wife Melora, and Craig Duplantis; nine grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren; her father, Gilbert Peltier; her brothers, Phillip Peltier and wife Penny, Blaine Peltier and wife Teresa, and Russell Bonin; and her dear cousins who were like sisters to her, Connie Suire, Vicky Rowan, Tish Taylor, Nadine Crabb and Donna Landry.

Along with her mother, Elodie Bonin Peltier, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Duplantis Whittle.

Memorial contributions may be made in Violet’s name to the Louisiana Special Olympics Acadiana Area, 1000 East Morris Street, Hammond, LA 70403.

To view the online obituary and video tribute, or to share memories of Violet, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Russell Joseph Duplantis, Husband
  • David Duplantis, Son
  • Gidget Duplantis, Daughter
  • Craig Duplantis, Son
  • Gilbert Peltier, Father
  • Phillip Peltier, Brother
  • Blaine Peltier, Brother
  • Russell Bonin, Brother
  • Cindy Duplantis, Daughter
  • Elodie Bonin Peltier, Mother
  • Survived by nine grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. And her cousins and close friends who were like sisters, Connie Suire, Vicky Rowan, Tish and Nadine.
  • DONATIONS

  • Special Olympics of Louisiana

Services

  • Gathering of family and friends Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Monica Comeaux Esponge

June 13, 2018

Great memories at the ladies trips to Paragon casino. Especially when we all posed in old fashioned bathing caps. Priceless memories. Rest In Peace Dear Violet.

Selina broussard

June 12, 2018

My greatest memory is when you took my white water rafting in Georgia. Only you could be crazy and adventurous enough to go white water rafting and not have one bone of fear in your body. It was something I was able to experience with you and treasure forever. Hearing your laugh with so much excitement, knowing that's exactly where you wanted to be. I will always remember that adventure with you granny , I love you always.

Russell Boninn

June 12, 2018

One of my best memories is how you carefully looked after me during my first days of school at Magnolia Elementary (back in the early 60s). Back then, you WERE my big sister. You let me sit with you on the big yellow school bus, and made sure I got to my classroom safely. And who could ever forget the many summer days we enjoyed camping Valentine Lake. Those were the best! I will miss my weekly calls to you while you fought the good fight in your illness. You did and will always have a special place in my heart. May our merciful Lord shine His Light upon you. With steadfast faith that one day we will meet again and share eternal joy ... will be even better than those days at Valentine Lake.

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Biography

NEW IBERIA – Memorial services celebrating the life of Violet Peltier Duplantis will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Russell Bonin, Violet’s step brother, will deliver the eulogy. Friends will be invited to share their memories as well. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Violet was born November 5, 1951 in New Iberia to Gilbert Peltier and the late Elodie "Tut" Bonin Peltier, and passed away peacefully Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Iberia Extended Care Hospital, with her family at her side.

Violet was employed with the Iberia Parish School Board for three years and worked with Home Depot for over 20 years in Louisiana, Georgia and Florida. She loved her jobs and went to work looking forward to what the day had in store for her. Outside of her work she enjoyed traveling and camping. She has visited many states in the US, Utah being one of her favorites, and traveled extensively abroad to many countries. Some of her other pastimes included oil painting, ceramics, and SCUBA diving. As a diver, she worked with Stanley Kale in Florida and was certified as an instructor, and a rescue diver. Violet also gave of her time and talents. She worked with inner city and underprivileged children, and with autistic children teaching them swimming and scuba diving being recognized by the Boynton Beach Police Department for the programs she developed. And it didn’t stop there. She donated her time to ARC and taught at the school when it was in Orange Grove. But her greatest achievement was being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace.

Survivors include her husband and best friend of 43 years, Russell Joseph Duplantis; her child Gidget Duplantis; her granddaughter Selina Broussard and husband Bren; and her step children, David Duplantis and wife Melora, and Craig Duplantis; nine grandchildren, a host of great grandchildren; her father, Gilbert Peltier; her brothers, Phillip Peltier and wife Penny, Blaine Peltier and wife Teresa, and Russell Bonin; and her dear cousins who were like sisters to her, Connie Suire, Vicky Rowan, Tish Taylor, Nadine Crabb and Donna Landry.


Along with her mother, Elodie Bonin Peltier, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy Duplantis Whittle.

Memorial contributions may be made in Violet’s name to the Louisiana Special Olympics Acadiana Area, 1000 East Morris Street, Hammond, LA 70403.

To view the online obituary and video tribute, or to share memories of Violet, please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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