Pauline Dufour
May 20, 1942  -  January 14, 2018

Pauline Dufour

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Pauline Mary (Bordelon) Dufour, died unexpectedly at her home on January 14, 2018 in Hessmer, LA.

Pauline was born to Cecile Watts and Paulin Bordelon on May 20, 1942, in Hessmer, LA. She grew up with 3 older siblings. Throughout her childhood, Pauline was always helping her daddy in the field and around the house. He nicknamed her “La Petit” because she was the baby of the family.

On November 21, 1959, Pauline welcomed her son, Lester Paul. Her family made their home in Moreauville, Louisiana where she was a stay-at-home mom. In the early ‘60s, Pauline moved her family to Bayou Vista, Louisiana. She worked in the cafeteria of Bayou Vista Elementary, and then as a cashier at the PIC-A-PAC grocery store. Pauline welcomed her daughter, Patricia Ann on December 11, 1974. While Patricia was growing up, Pauline worked as a “Domestic Engineer” as she would call it, and cleaned houses in the surrounding area. Pauline raised her family in Bayou Vista until 1994, when she moved back to her home town of Hessmer, LA to care for her elderly mother. While living in Hessmer, she delivered Meals on Wheels for the Hessmer township, and also worked in the Associate Dining Room at the Paragon Casino in Marksville, LA.

If you could say anything about Pauline, it was she had a zest for life. She loved to listen to good music on the radio and dance along with it. She loved playing bingo and playing those penny slots at the casino with her sister Betty. The coffee was always on at her house. Often times people would stop by to sit and visit and end up staying for hours talking and laughing with Pauline. Her favorite thing to do outside was hop on her riding lawn mower and cut the grass. She always knew how to have a good time and enjoyed life as she chose to. She was a very caring and loving person. She would always put everyone before herself, both family and friends. She will be sorely missed by so many people, leaving behind many good stories and memories to share of her.

Pauline is survived by a sister, Betty Lindsey of Hessmer, LA; two children, Lester (Ray Ann) Dufour of Houma, LA, and Patricia Roehl of Fergus Falls, MN; her two grandchildren, Caleb Darce and Payton Roehl; and a great-granddaughter, Adyson Darce; numerous nieces and nephews; and special neighbors Lisa, Errol, Jeanie and Pete.

Preceding her in death were her brothers Joel Bordelon of Lafayette, LA and Nelson Bordelon of Port Arthur, TX.

As per Pauline’s wishes, she will be cremated and a Celebration of her Life with Family and Friends will be held at a later date in May.


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  1. Terry Meester
    West Fargo, ND

    Patricia & Family,
    Thoughts and prayers with you all! May you you be able to find peace and comfort during these trying times.
    Terry Meester & Family

  2. Jenny Guillot
    Morgan City, LA

    Dear Lester and Patricia
    We were so sad to hear of your loss. We have such good memories of Mrs Pauline and the times with her in Bayou Vista. She had a cheerful smile and caring personality that will always be remembered. She will be greatly missed.
    If there's anyway we can help, please contact us.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Jenny, Coy, Dancy, Cindy & Carmen

  3. Ginger Haase
    Berwick, LA

    Deepest Sympathy for your loss.
    I met Ms. Pauline, Patricia, and Caleb after hurricane Andrew in 1992. Good always comes after tragedy, meeting these folks was a blessing.
    Always a smile 😊

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