Breaux Bridge – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Adley Dupuis, 95, who passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at St. Martin Hospital.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 90 p.m. on Sunday and continued on Monday at 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
A rosary was prayed at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Rev. Garrett McIntyre officiated at the Mass of Christian Burial and Con-celebrants were Rev. Louis Richard and Rev. Donald Pelous. Readers were Herbie and Eddy Dupuis. Gift bearers were Mike and Claire Dupuis.
Interment followed at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 1 in Breaux Bridge.
Mr. Adley was a native and lifelong resident of Breaux Bridge. He was born on August 18, 1922. to the late Herbert and Ada Dupuis. Mr. Adley was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2398, Exxon Annuitant Club, St. Bernard Catholic Church, where he served on the Parish Council for 10 years and served as an usher. He was a faithful servant of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and also a member of the Altar Society.
Adley enjoyed playing cards, frogging, entertaining family and friends, socializing and telling stories.
A river boat captain for Exxon most of his adult life, Mr. Adley enjoyed his time on the river, second only to his faith and his family. Like Ole Man River, Mr. Adley was a constant source of quiet strength and wisdom, whose course was steadfast and flowed humbly and appreciatively through life. The legacy he leaves behind is as rich and generous as the river banks he traveled. The lessons and values he learned from his parents and siblings he proudly passed on to his own family and will live on in his future generations.
A true Southern gentleman, Mr. Adley had a deep faith and practiced daily acts of humility and kindness, compassion and courage, and most importantly – love. Love for his faith, his family, his friends, his heritage and his culture.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 67 years, Ann Blanchard Dupuis; daughters, Yvonne D. Roberts and husband Eddie of Lafayette, Elaine D. Zuschlag and husband Richard of Lafayette, and Peggy D. Chance and husband Alfred of Fairhope, Ala.; sons, Blaise Dupuis and wife Patty of Breaux Bridge and Mark Dupuis and wife Alison of Breaux Bridge; brother, John Dupuis of Cade; his sister-in-law, Joyce Eddy Dupuis of Breaux Bridge; grandchildren, Natalie Roberts, Trevor Roberts, Scott Roberts and spouse Ashley, Blair Zuschlag and spouse Sara, Beth LeBlanc and spouse Ross, Blaise Zuschlag and spouse Monica, Byron Chance, Robert Adley Chance, Stephen Dupuis and spouse Ashley, Sammy Dupuis, Stacie McNeill and spouse Ryan, Angelle D. Dugas, Mac Dupuis and spouse Teren, and Danielle Dupuis; 22 great-grandchildren; and his beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Stephen Dupuis, Eno Dupuis and his wife Edna, Frank Dupuis, and James Dupuis and his wife Sandra; sisters, Rena Morrow and her husband, John H., Lydia Guidry and her husband Francis, and Pauline Dupuis; and his great-great-grandchild, Dawson LeBlanc.
Pallbearers were Blaise and Mark Dupuis, Richard Zuschlag, Alfred Chance, Eddie Roberts and Steve Guidry.
Honorary pallbearers were Ross LeBlanc, Blair Zuschlag, Blaise Zuschlag, Trevor Roberts, Scott Roberts, Byron Chance, Robert Adley Chance, Mackenzie Dupuis, Stephen Dupuis, Samuel Dupuis and Ryan McNeill.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 219 E. Bridge St. Breaux Bridge, LA 70517.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Warren Degatur and staff, Dr. Gus Ingraldi and associate, and the staff of St. Martin Hospital for their compassionate care and dedication to our loved one during his stay.
Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge was in charge of arrangements.