Dudley Joseph Quebedeaux
December 1, 1931  -  January 26, 2018

Dudley Joseph Quebedeaux

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, January 29, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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Rosary Service
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, January 29, 2018
6:30 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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I served in the Army.

Opelousas-A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. for Dudley Joseph Quebedeaux on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at St. Landry Catholic Church. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas. Rev. Fr. Gary Schexnayder will celebrate the Mass.

Mr. Dudley, age 86, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Magnolia Estates in Lafayette surrounded by his wife and daughters.

He was retired with many years of service as an equipment operator in the oilfield construction industry. He was a talented musician who played numerous instruments including the fiddle and the accordion as well as a vocalist. He would spend his free time being a mechanic by trade, doing woodworking projects, and fishing. He proudly served his country by his dedication of many years as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard. He loved being around his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marie Viviano Quebedeaux of Opelousas; five daughters, Corlis Fontenot of Port Barre; Donna Vautrot of Opelousas; Karen Quebedeaux of Nuba; Ave McBride and husband, Mark of Lafayette; and Mary Lee Meynig and husband, Marne of Sunset; one brother, James Quebedeaux and wife, Ellen of Gonzales; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Emile Quebedeaux and Adella Moran Quebedeaux; two daughters, Debra Quebedeaux and Jeanne Marie Quebedeaux; one son, Rickey Quebedeaux; twin brother, Dorsey J. Quebedeaux; and two sons-in-law, Billy Fontenot and Frank Vautrot.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. On Tuesday, visitation will continue in the funeral home from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

A Rosary Service will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening in the funeral home.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff of Magnolia Estates and Heart of Hospice for their wonderful care which was given to Mr. Dudley.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Carole and Jb viviano
    Opelousas, LA

    We just found out about Dudley’s passing he loved his family very much,our prayers are with all of you

  2. Shelia Rousseau

    My heartfelt condolences to the Quebedeaux family for the loss of your loved one. While words fail to capture the pain of losing some one you love, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your love one to you. May you find comfort in the promise of the resurrection, (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) from Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18), and that he will sustain and strengthen you all at this time to endure not only this trial but future ones as well, whatever they may be.

  3. Bob and Vickie Duplechain
    Port Barre, LA

    Corlis - We are very sorry for the loss of your dad. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  4. Anne Hinkle
    Broussard, LA

    Karen,my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. Anne

  5. Keith

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that these scriptures at Job 14:14,15 and Revelation 21:4 will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also, for some comforting articles please visit jw.org.

  6. Denise Douglas
    Lafayette, LA

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. Prayers to you and your family.


    From my family to yours, our deepest condolences for your lost. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Celebrate his life as he would wanted. Love, Pearl

  8. Tara
    Hempstead, TX

    I'm sorry for your family's loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him & bring him back again. John 5:28,29. You have my condolences.

  9. Beverly Bond Johnston
    Bozeman, MT

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Bev

  10. Cindy Sutera
    Sunset, LA

    So sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to all of your family.

  11. Carolyn Latiolais
    Groves, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around your family at this time.

  12. Beryl Gomez
    Pierre Part, LA

    This man...... no words can describe how much he loved his parents, wife, daughters, brothers, family and friends. He was so loving and talented. But we can never forget his playfulness along with his brothers who taught all of their children how to laugh, live and love. I pray they have blended their talents, love and joy of family so deeply that we carry on their heritage. We owe them this much. I was loved by this special man and will live my life holding on to his endearing love. He is one of three men who make me who I am today. I will miss the feeling of comfort that he lived in my present life but hold on to the love he has for me until I hug him again on the other side.

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