Thursday, May 29, 2014

Katie the neighbor puts her sweet grandma to rest...

Mary Duet

  • "My heart goes out to this incredible family. The loss of..."
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Mary R. Duet, 92, a native of Houma and resident of Thibodaux, died Monday, May 26, 2014.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until funeral time Thursday at Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Thibodaux, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux.
She is survived by her sons, Raymond J. Duet and wife, Mary Ellen, Gary M. Duet and wife, Cathy, Sherman D. Duet and wife, Gwen, Thomas J. Duet and wife, Kelly, Daniel P. Duet and wife, Cindy, Nathan P. Duet and wife, Karen, Patrick F. Duet, Robert G. Duet and wife, Dana, and Warren R. Duet and wife, Donna; daughters, Mary J. Duet, Bernadette D. Spears and husband, Allen, Theresa D. Davis and husband, Kevin, and Gwendolyn D. Scioneaux; sister, Agnes R. Landry; grandchildren, Catherine Fangue, Elizabeth Hornsby, Michael Duet, Jerome Duet, Jennifer Rodrigue, Craig Davis, Melissa Hollier, Justin Duet, Scott Duet, Jared Duet, Ryan Duet, Jacob Duet. Marissa Duet, Jessica Duet, Matthew Duet, Brandon Scioneaux, Alaina Scioneaux, Brett Duet, Katie Soignet, and Stephen Duet; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Eli Fangue, Kobe, Hayden, Ethan and Cooper Duet, Emeline and Benjamin Rodrigue, Dani and Camille Duet, Marian Duet, and Rhett and Elise Hollier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Duet; parents, Lorett and Mary R. Richard; brothers, Raymond and Lorett Richard; and sisters, Eleanor Zeringue, Florence Clement, and Bernadette Richard.
Special thanks goes to the staff of Thibodaux Health Care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to St. Genevieve Catholic School or to E.D. White Catholic High School.
Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of arrangement

I have spoken before of just how special "Katie the neighbor"
is to me. Only in 9th grade when we became neighbors to her
and her family on Lee drive, Right away,
I knew she was a special child but did know just how 
important she would become to me, my siblings and my Mommy.
Katie is much like this woman who will be laid to rest today.
She raised I believe 13 children and had each of them
as well as her grandchildren feel special.
It was with regret when her health and her dementia
forced her family to  place her in a nursing home.
Katie visited her every Sunday and on the day she got married
she spent hours with her grandmother because she was
too ill to come to the wedding.
Katie was there for my Mommy and my siblings
when she was in her last months. If I called this gal to 
go stay with Mommy until one of us could get to her, she would.
Mommy told everyone she was her granddaughter,
whether her dementia had her believing that or if it was
just easier than explaining how she was related.
I will travel to Thibodaux today to be with the Duet family
as I am so proud to have known many of them but 
most importantly, there for my Katie,
or as we all know her as,
"Katie the neighbor"

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