Viola Mae Jacob Dupuy passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at age 79. Viola was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 22, 1941 to Chester and Sadie (Canale) Jacob. An excellent seamstress Viola made clothing for family and friends. She especially enjoyed making complete sets of infant attire for newborns. Her projects are cherished keepsakes for many generations. Her most ambitious accomplishment was creating the dresses for her daughter’s entire bridal party including the hand beaded bridal gown. Viola resided at Brookdale Senior Living and was active in welcoming new residents and instrumental in starting the annual St. Joseph’s altar held for residents of the facility. Viola is preceded in death by husband Dan Newman, father Chester, mother Sadie and son-in-law James McKown. She is survived by sisters Patricia Terrell and husband Gordon; Mary Frances Dupuy and husband Lynwood; children David Dupuy, James Dupuy and wife Gale; Wayne Dupuy; Deanne Conravey and husband Evan; Janine Dupuy; Betty McKown, Becky Gagnard; Patricia Newman as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Tharp- Sontheimer Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Inturnment to follow at St. Roch II Cemetery, New Orleans. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, Louisiana. https://www.saintjosephabbey.com/
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