, Port Arthur, Texas


October 16, 2013

Lorrie Duplan

PORT ARTHUR —    Lorraine A. Duplan, 92, of Port Arthur, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Hampton Place in Stafford.

   A gathering of Mrs. Duplan’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2013, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. Monsignor Reverend Dan Malain will be officiating.

   Lorraine was a native and lifelong resident of Port Arthur. She was born October 3, 1921, to Inez M. and Erwin John Auffurth. Lorraine was a veteran of the United States Army, having served as a 2nd Lieutenant Army nurse, and after worked as a registered nurse. In 1947, she married Don C. Duplan and began her most cherished work as a homemaker and mother.

   She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Macha and her husband, Steve, of Sugarland, Paulette Brown and her husband, Jim, of Ashville, North Carolina and Lisa Mason and her husband, Al, of Sugarland; son, Don A. Duplan, M.D. and his wife, Fran, of Port Neches; brother, Erwin “Bud” Auffurth of Port Arthur; sister, Inez Freeman of Port Arthur; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

   Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Dr. Don Carlos Duplan, Jr.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 829, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

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