Roy Robert Dunham of Metairie, age 71, passed away on August 26, 2020. Loving husband of Angelle Nagin Dunham. Son of the late William and Girlie Walters Dunham. Caring father of Karen Dunham. Step father of Lisa Pridgen Wood and Dina Pridgen DiMaggio. Step grandfather of Patrick Wood, Harley Billiot, Nicholas DiMaggio and Christian DiMaggio. Step great-grandfather to Maci Helmer. Brother of Danny Dunham and Bill Dunham, and the late Margaret Dunham Cooney and Dolores Dunham Neely. He is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Roy was born and raised in the Irish Channel. He attended St. Aloysius, Redemptorist, and graduated from Fortier High School. He served in the U.S. Army and is a Vietnam Veteran. Roy loved to cook and in his younger years, fish and hunt. Roy was an officer for the Kenner Police Department. He retired from Avondale Ship Yards after 21 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m.
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