Mar. 5, 2007 Kaplan Vermilion Parish Louisiana, USA
Mr. Marceaux was a lifelong resident of Kaplan. After graduation from Kaplan High School in 1942, he attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute (UL) and Spencer Business College where he received a certification in Accounting. He entered the United States Navy in 1945 and after completing his tour of duty he returned to Kaplan to join his father in the registered Brahman cattle business. He was a self-employed cattleman, well known for his breeding of registered Brahman, Brangus and F-1 cattle. Duffy was very active in civic and community affairs. He was instrumental in acquiring land for the Vermilion Fair and Festival and served as the first president of this organization. He was recognized as the Senior Honoree for the Vermilion Fair in 1985 and spent many years serving as a leader for the 4-H Beef project. Organizations in which he was active were: Louisiana Cattleman's Association, Louisiana Brahman Association and American Brahman Breeders Association. Duffy served on the board of directors for all of these associations. He was also a member of the Louisiana Brangus Breeders Association and International Brangus Breeders Association. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen LeMaire Marceaux, of Kaplan; one son, Huey Joel "Joey" Marceaux; two daughters, Priscilla M. McElroy, and Linda M. Landry; and daughter-in-law, Nancy W. Marceaux. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and by one sister, Rita Marceaux Greene. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey J. Marceaux Sr. and Louisa LeBlanc Marceaux; one son, Duffy "Gerry" Marceaux Jr.; one daughter, Jessica Lee Marceaux; and both brothers, Fred Marceaux and Aubrey Marceaux Jr. He died at his residence in rural Kaplan after a lengthy illness.