Mr. Kenneth Paul Dupre, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Ken was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He was the son of the late Mr. Tuerling Joseph Dupre and the late Mrs. Martha Thibodeaux Dupre. Ken is survived by his sisters, Jeanette Dupre and Julia Dupre, and was preceded in death by his late siblings: Ray, Juanita, Floyd, Mary Ann, Warren, and Robert Dupre.
Mr. Ken Dupre was a lifelong learner and he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1980, a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, 1987, and a second Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburg in Pennsylvania, 2001. Ken began his professional career as a professor teaching Sociology at the University of Pittsburg. He then received a certification as a hospice chaplain with the National Assocation of Catholic Chaplains and continued his career as a chaplain at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Gonzales, LA. He went on to work at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, LA as the Director of Pastoral Care. His next chaplain position was at Journey Hospice in New Iberia, LA, then as Director of Pastoral Care at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, LA, St. Margaret’s Hospice in New Orleans, LA, Chaplain at Catholic Charities in New Orleans, LA, and finally as a chaplain with My Hospice, New Orleans, LA.
Ken had a variety of interests and hobbies such as his love of fish especially his Oscars and salt water fish. He also enjoyed raising his cockatoo and parakeet birds. Ken was a talented guitarist and played both acoustic and bass guitar, a singer, dancer, and since recently retiring, he began to enjoy painting.
Ken Dupre will be missed and forever loved by his family, friends, coworkers, and the lives of those he counseled and helped during his career as a chaplain.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 4921 W. Metairie Ave. Metairie, LA 70001 on Monday, March 9, 2020. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 am until 11:00 am with a Mass following at 11:00 am. Interment will be after mass at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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