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Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Bella C. Dufrene, 87, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Galliano passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Visitation was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. and burial followed in Cheramie Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Wade (Mary S.) Dufrene; daughters, Verna Dufrene Hebert and Wanda (Dean) LeBlanc; brother, Arcelon “Butch” Callais, III; sister, Meyan Dufrene; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 18 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Dufrene, Sr.; parents, Arcelon, Sr. and Lillian Callais; sons, Francis “Frenchy” Dufrene, Jr. and Patrick “Pat” Dufrene; brothers, John Callais, Arcelon Callais, Jr., Livingston Callais and Felton “Tony” Callais; sisters, Minola Griffin, Gloria Danos and Felecia Mayeur; 1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild.

She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, watching TV, collecting Coca Cola memorabilia and was a Michael Jordan fan.

Falgout Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.