Michael James Dupont
Michael James Dupont, 49, a lifelong resident of Bayou Vista, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Lafayette.
Michael was born on March 17, 1962, in New Orleans, the son of Edward and Meriam LeBeouf Dupont.
Michael enjoyed spending time outdoors with his sons, hunting and fishing, while instilling in them the hard working values that he demonstrated in his own life. Michael worked for Oceaneering for many years, and while working there he headed up the disaster response teams, which would respond to natural disasters around the country. Michael had a big heart and would always help others that were in need and he considered his friends as family. Michael will be missed but will never be forgotten.
Survivors include his wife, Terry Waguespack Dupont of Bayou Vista; three sons, James, Travis, and Simon and his wife Mandy, all of Bayou Vista; one daughter, Michaela of Bayou Vista; and one grandson, Cooper of Bayou Vista. Also surviving him is one brother, Allen Dupont of Bayou Vista; one sister, Pat Dupont Becnel and her husband Robert of Mandeville; and three nephews, Daniel Becnel, Mark Becnel and Eric Becnel, all of Mandeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Meriam LeBeouf Dupont; one sister, Josette Dupont; and grandparents, Robert and Florence LeBeouf, and Adolf and Regina Dupont.
Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Twin City Funeral Home with a Rosary prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation resumed from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Twin City Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial took place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Michael was laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Michael’s name to Heart of Hospice in Lafayette.