Mercedes ESPONGE •Sex: F •Birth: 24 DEC 1913 in Galliano, Lafourche Parish, LA •Birth: 24 DEC 1913 •Death: 1 AUG 2000 in Galliano, Lafourche Parish, LA; age 86 •Burial: Galliano, Lafourche Parish, LA; St. Joseph Cemetery
•Note: Thibodaux Daily Comet August 2000 Lafourche Parish, Louisiana Submitted by Don Johnson Wednesday -- August 02, 2000
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano for Mercedes E. Dufrene, 86, a native and resident of Galliano, who died at 2:23 p.m. Aug. 1, 2000.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until funeral time at the church.
Burial will be at the church cemetery.
She was the mother of Richard and Harold Dufrene. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Dufrene; parents, Thomas and Alzira Pitre Esponge; daughter, Enola Danos; brother, Rene Esponge; and sister, Dorothy Plaisance.
Father: Thomas Joseph Jr. ESPONGE b: 8 MAY 1881 in Raceland, Lafourche Parish, LA Mother: Alzire PITRE
Marriage: 1 Gilbert DUFRENE b: 8 FEB 1912 in Vacherie, St. James Parish, LA •Married: 14 APR 1934 in Lafourche Parish, LA, by Cath. Priest
Children: 1. Living DUFRENE 2. Living DUFRENE 3. Enola DUFRENE b: 26 AUG 1935 in Golden Meadow, Lafourche Parish, LA
Sources: 1.Title: St. Joseph Cemetery, Galliano, Lafourche Parish, LA 2.Title: South LA. Vital Family Records Publication: by Terrebonne Parish Genealogical Society