Edison Joseph Durapau Sr.

April 14, 1941 — September 16, 2013

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson for Mr. Edison Joseph Durapau Sr., 72, a native of Morgan City and a longtime resident of Bayou Vista, who passed away at 3:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Patterson Health Care Center.

He will be laid to rest in Ibert’s Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Caleb Silvertooth will officiate the services.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Joseph Durapau, Edd Thornton Jr., Tyler Thornton, Dylan Thornton, Walter Durapau Jr., Curtis Kenney Jr. and Walter Kenney Sr.

Mr. Edison was a faith-filled, spiritual man who loved his Lord, family, and friends. In his earlier years he worked as a welder, but later went to work for himself as a commercial fisherman. His passion in life was his Lord, his family, fishing, and hunting. Scripture reads in Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Linda Aucoin Durapau; one son, Michael Joseph Durapau and his wife, Heather; one daughter, Connie Durapau Thornton and her husband, Edd Thornton Jr.; one brother, Walter Joseph Durapau Jr. and his wife, Beverly; six sisters, Nancy Jackson, Marian Kenney, Theresa Breaux, Elizabeth Ann Everitt and her husband, Michael Everitt Sr., Terry Lynn Huff and Anna Marie Lanclos; seven grandchildren, Tyler Thornton, Dylan Thornton, Devin Durapau, Makenna Durapau, Gracie Durapau, Zechariah Durapau, and Kaitlynn Lester; one great-grandchild, Aiden Thornton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edison Joseph Durapau Jr.; his parents, Walter Durapau Sr. and Marie Arcemont Durapau; and two brothers, Alvin Durapau Sr. and Loney Durapau.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Ibert’s Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. and again Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392; phone, 985-395-7873.

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