AMITE---On Tuesday, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller requested that all flags be lowered this week in memory of longtime Tangipahoa Clerk of Court Julian Dufreche, who died Monday.
Dufreche was serving in his fourth term as Clerk of Court at the time of his death.
"Julian Dufreche spent much of his life in service to the people of Tangipahoa Parish. He was elected to many offices over his career, including city councilman, Mayor of Ponchatoula, and most recently as our Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court, but regardless of the role in which he was elected to serve, Julian went out of way to help people. There is no doubt that he will be remembered for the kindness he showed over a lifetime of selfless service to others," Miller said.
Miller asked that all flags be placed at half-staff until the close of business Friday, Jan. 13.
Dufreche will be remembered in funeral services in his hometown of Ponchatoula this Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, on Thursday, January 12 from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, January 13 at St. Joseph's Church from 8-11 a.m. with a mass at 11 a.m. Father Paul McDuffy will officiate and interment will follow at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years, Janet Cortez Dufreche, son Edward Corey Dufreche and wife Melissa; daughter Strader Cieutat and husband Johnny; daughter Julianna DePaula and husband Tim; grandchildren, Kirstin Drozd, Helena and Gabriella Cieutat, Lena DePaula, and Lucia DePaula who is expected to arrive in March; brothers William, Daniel, Thomas, John, Scott and sister, Patricia "Sissy" Allgood, as well numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Additional details about his funeral arrangements can be found on our OBITUARIES page at http://www.actionnews17.com/obits/julian-eugene-dufreche-1980258