Sidney Lapuyade III

January 20, 1939 ~ October 23, 2020 (age 81)

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   Sidney Louis Lapuyade, III, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of October 23, 2020. Sidney was born on Orpheum Avenue in Bucktown and was an 81-year resident of Metairie. He was one of six children born to Sidney L. Lapuyade, Jr., and Irene Grisbaum Lapuyade. Sid was a loving husband to Dianne Rabb Lapuyade, his devoted wife of 59 years; a proud and supportive Dad to his two children, Sidney L. Lapuyade, IV (formerly married to Toni Mohrmann Lapuyade) and Marynell Lapuyade Piglia; a cherished Paw Paw to his grandchildren, Francesca M. Lapuyade (engaged to Chad M. Schomaker), William J. Piglia, III, Evan A. Piglia and Sydney N. Piglia; a caring brother to his siblings, Rita Lapuyade Dargis, Lois Lapuyade Pleyel (Oscar), Lenny L. “Mac” Lapuyade (Johanna) and Irene Lapuyade Falcon (Ron) (his older brother, also named Sidney, died as an infant); a source of loyalty and many laughs to his multitude of friends here and around the country; an avid golfer and KENO player; a long-time hunter; a fisherman with countless lures and lores; and a plumber by trade, establishing his own company in 1972, which has been family owned and operated through three generations. He enjoyed numerous golf trips in the United States and abroad and belonged to three golf clubs at the time of his death – The 19th Hole golf group, Greencrest golf club and Shadow Lawn golf & social club. He enjoyed worldwide travel with Dianne, his family and his many friends. He enjoyed decades of hunting and Thanksgivings with his adopted family in Arkansas. Sid’s easy-going disposition and constant smile brought happiness to anyone who knew him. He will be missed by many. Services will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Metairie, where Sid went to school and where he married Dianne, on Monday, November 16, 2020, beginning with visitation with family and friends at 10:00 a.m. followed by mass at 11:00 a.m. Please note that masks are mandatory, in addition to social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sid’s name to the American Kidney Fund at

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