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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Alfred C. Delaune, known to friends as “Freddie,” passed away suddenly at his home Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was a resident of Lockport for all of his 87 years.

Visitation will be from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Falgout Funeral Home in Lockport and from 9 am to funeral time Friday at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with interment in the church cemetery to follow.

A 1951 graduate of LSU, he served his country as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force. His civilian career began in the sugarcane industry and evolved to the oilfield supply boat business. He was a lifelong cattleman and in retirement produced some of the sweetest satsumas on Bayou Lafourche. He served his community through membership and leadership roles in the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, and the American Legion. Known as a witty conversationalist, he was a devoted father and loved to cook for family and friends.

Mr. Delaune is survived by his longtime companion, Iona P. Adams, his children Marie E. Delaune Michel of Lockport, Catherine L. Delaune and partner Ardyn Smith of New Orleans, Alfred C. “Freddie” Delaune, Jr. of New Orleans, Michelle P. Delaune of Dallas, and Michael J. Delaune and his wife Stephanie of Thibodaux and his grandchildren Melissa McGuire and husband David, Patrick Gomez, Josie Delaune, Celeste Delaune, Marcel Delaune and wife Lesli, Adeline Delaune, Mary Claire Delaune, and three great-grandchildren. He will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Freddie was preceded in death by his parents Josephine Claudet Delaune and Sidney Delaune Sr.; daughters Joanne Delaune and Elizabeth Delaune, sisters Bernice D. Coates, Josae “Dee” D. Chetta Nunez, Myrtle “Nanie” Delaune, Miriam D. Clement, Madeleine D. Landry; and brothers Alvin Delaune, Sidney Delaune Jr., Jules Delaune, Ferdinand Delaune, and Henry Delaune.

Thanks to his caregivers Carole Thibodeaux and Peggy McClain. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.