Richard "Fala" Dauphinet
December 1, 1931 – February 18, 2019
CATAHOULA – Richard “Fala” Dauphinet passed away peacefully on February, 18, 2019 at his residence in Catahoula with his family by his side. Fala was 87 years old at the time of his passing.
Fala was born on December 1, 1931 in Catahoula to the late Joseph Dauphinet Sr. and Isabelle Bourque. He was married to Lories Camille Dauphinet for 65 years. They were wed on May 9, 1953. In addition to his loving wife, Fala leaves behind his four children, Dixie Dauphinet, Herby Dauphinet and wife Cindy, Todd Dauphinet and partner Missy Labbie, and Toby Dauphinet and wife Cindy; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Dauphinet Sr. and Isabelle Bourque Dauphinet; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Fala was an avid baseball fan and was a member of the Catahoula Dirtmovers baseball team in the late 50’s and early 60’s. He enjoyed horse racing and fishing (Trot Lines) for catfish in the Catahoula Lake and Atchafalaya Basin. Fala also served his country fighting in the Korean War in the early 1950’s. He loved sharing his experiences and stories of his days during the war.
In his early days, Fala first worked in the family business of picking moss. He later opened and ran a full service gas station in Catahoula for the majority of his career. Fala concluded his working days when he retired from Martin Mills in St. Martinville on December 8, 1996.
Fala was always known as the prankster in the group and got his laughs by scaring people and playing jokes on family and friends. Even in his last days, he was still trying to scare the people that were caring for him. Richard “Fala” Dauphinet will be missed by all, especially his family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Catahoula with Fr. Bill Melancon officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday at Dion Hall from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The hall will reopen on Wednesday at 7:00 am until service time. A rosary will be recited by Fr. Bill Melancon at 7:30 pm on Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be Herby Dauphinet, Todd Dauphinet, Toby Dauphinet, Jeremy Champagne, Trevor Dauphinet, and Tyler Dauphinet.
Honorary pallbearer will be Kane Comeaux.
To view the on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.
- Lories Camille Dauphinet, Wife
- Dixie Dauphinet, Daughter
- Herby Dauphinet & Cindy, Son
- Todd Dauphinet & Miss Labbie, Son
- Toby Dauphinet & Cindy, Son
- Joseph Dauphinet Sr., Father
- Isabelle Bourque Dauphinet, Mother
- Mr. Dauphinet also leaves behind to cherish his memory, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
- Herby Dauphinet
- Todd Dauphinet
- Toby Dauphinet
- Jeremy Champagne
- Trevor Dauphinet
- Tyler Dauphinet
- Kane Comeaux, Honorary
- Visitation Tuesday, February 19, 2019
- Rosary Tuesday, February 19, 2019
- Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- A Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Richard "Fala" Dauphinet
Sheriff Ronny Theriot and Staff
February 20, 2019
Our heartfelt condolence to all of the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you doing this difficult time. May your cherished memories help you thru. May God bless you.
Chadd and Christie Richard
February 19, 2019
Our deepest sympathies for the lost of your Dad,
Our prayers are with Fala and the family during these difficult times.
February 18, 2019
Our love and sincerest condolences to Herby and family in the loss of his father, a wonderful man.
--John and Deborah Gillard