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James Dupree Carriere

February 1, 1940March 17, 2020

James Dupree Carriere passed this life and entered a new life with Jesus on March 17th, 2020, at the age of 80. Known to friends and family as Jim, he is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Gootee Carriere. Jim adored his wife of 34 years, telling everyone that he leaves greatly in her debt. “She gave our marriage much more than I gave to her. I regret that I will not be there to comfort her as she did me in my final days. Our love is not over, and we will meet again, both joined with Jesus.” Jim is also survived by his children: Olivier Provosty Carriere II (Meredith), Christine Carriere Zazulak (Scott), Beth Carriere Sullivan, and Katharine Levy Colletta (Louis). They blessed us with eleven grandsons: Mark Kingsmill; Olivier Carriere III; John Zazulak II; Robert Zazulak; James Dupree Carriere II; David Zazulak; Stephen Zazulak; Philip Zazulak; Conor Sullivan; Nicholas Sullivan; and Thomas Louis Colletta III.

Jim was the son of Judge Olivier Provosty Carriere and Beth Dupree Carriere, the brother of Olivier Provosty Carriere, Jr. (Jean) and the nephew of Olive Marie Carriere. Jim’s family in Louisiana dates back to ten generations. Jim’s ancestors fought with Galvez against the British in the American Revolution, with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, and with P.G.T. Beauregard at Shiloh, and with Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. Jim graduated from Jesuit High School before attending and obtaining his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He earned an L.L.B. degree from the Tulane University School of Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Notre Dame in London, England.

After law school, Jim served in the United States Department of Justice, specializing in labor racketeering prosecutions across the United States. He was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in New Orleans, serving from 1975 to 1980 before joining the Kullman Law Firm as a partner. Jim loved teaching. He taught for many years an adjunct professor of law at law schools in Louisiana, California, and England, and finally at Loyola Law School in New Orleans.

Jim served as a captain of the Pirate Crew at the Manresa Retreat House for many years. He served as vice president of Confederate Memorial Hall and was a frequent speaker on the Civil War and the War of 1812. Jim was a manager of Labarre Plantation, a family farming enterprise in Point Coupee Parish. Jim fondly remembered playing poker, golfing, and fishing with Henry Schonberg, the federal courtroom with Joan Scull and Betty Clinton, the federal criminal law prosecutions and defenses with Bob Habans, Steve Mayo and Neil Heusel and the sight of his Notre Dame roommate, Edward Sporl studying engineering by flashlight after lights out at 11:00 P.M.

Jim lived life to the fullest and could charm, inspire, and befriend anyone who crossed his path. Jim and Margaret much enjoyed cruising the oceans and rivers of the world. They were fortunate to live in London for eight years and for the opportunity to explore and experience Europe. The family is grateful to the Lambeth House Community for the companionship in which Jim and Margaret thrived since becoming residents in 2016. In place of flowers, Jim would want donations made to one of his favorite religious or charitable organizations, the Manresa Retreat House P.O. Box 89, Convent, LA 70723 or Memorial Hall 929 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 or Covenant House 611 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112


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Karen Larsen

March 27, 2020

Margaret. I was so sorry to learn about Jim. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Also know your Halliburton family is sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Louis Fishman

March 27, 2020

I was deeply saddened to learn of Jim’s illness and, after a short time, his death. Jim was one of my earliest childhood friends. His house fronted Trianon Plaza, but the rear was on Audubon Street, directly across from the duplex where I lived. We played daily in the neighborhood and frequently enjoyed at Jim’s house an outstanding lunch of fried Vienna sausage on fresh white bread with heaps of mayonnaise. Jim’s parents, who were “Ike” and “Beth” to me, were always very hospitable. My family moved when I was 12 or so. Jim was at Jesuit and Notre Dame, and I at Newman and Tulane, and our paths did not cross for many years until we both entered Tulane Law School in 1963. We connected through Tulane for the three years of law school and many times thereafter. We would certainly have connected again at our 55th law school reunion this fall. Jim was a very fine person and very fine lawyer. I am glad that two of his children are named for Ike and Beth. I hope Jim was as excited about LSU’s national championship season as Ike would have been. I send my condolences to the entire Carriere family.

John Adams

March 26, 2020

Jim was my cousin, our parents being brother (Oliver or Ike) and sister (Amanda or Toto). I consider Jim to be one of the smartest individuals I ever met. His grasp of complicated issues was unsurpassed. I also attended Notre Dame and credit he and his dad Ike Carriere with my going there, which has been one of the most significant experiences of my life.
Jim was patient and understandable in describing involved issues--no wonder he was an outstanding teacher/professor.
He will be missed greatly. John Adams

William Beckman

March 25, 2020

Dear Margaret,

We offer our deepest condolences to you on Jim's passing. May his memory be a blessing to you as the Lord Jesus consoles you with the peace that transcends all understanding. May the angels lead him into paradise and guide and guard you until the day you meet again in heavenly light.

Love and prayers,

Bill and Martha Beckman