Ronald James Dalfrey

May 14, 1950 — Aug. 19, 2011

Funeral services will be held at a 5 p.m. Celebration of Life service, with military honors following, today, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson for Ronald James Dalfrey, a native of Arnaudville and resident of Patterson, who passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at 1:18 a.m. at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.

Military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad.

Mr. Ronald was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War with the 1st Calvary, 101st Airborne Strike Force. After 35 years of dedicated service to the railroad industry, he retired in 1999. He enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, was an outdoorsman, and loved spending time with his family, friends and his dogs.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mable Cormier Dalfrey of Patterson; one son, Brady Dalfrey and his wife Penny of Morgan City; one daughter, Sandi D. Guarisco and her husband Curt of Patterson; two brothers, Ricky Dalfrey and Vernon Dalfrey, both of Crowley; six grandchildren, Jordan and Melanie Dalfrey, Macee and Austin Guarisco, and Isaiah and Elise Dalfrey; and his beloved canine daughters, Suki and Cocoa.

He was preceded in death by one son, Scotty Dalfrey; one grandson, Scotty Harris; and his parents, Adley G. Dalfrey and Genevieve Hebert Dalfrey.

A gathering of family and friends was held today, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Ibert’s Mortuary from 11 a.m. until service time.

In keeping with Mr. Ronald’s wishes, following the funeral services, he will be cremated with a private burial service held at a later date.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718; by phone, 1-800-227-2345; or online, at www.cancer.org.

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

To view the online obituary, memory book and video tribute, please visit www.iberts.com.

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