Warren Paul Dufrene Sr. (“Pops”) passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo Paul Dufrene and Hilda Bergeron Dufrene, his great-grandson Noah Miller, his sister Barbara A. Dufrene and his nephew Salvadore Porrovecchio Jr. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Eisenbraun Dufrene; his children, Warren P. Dufrene Jr. (Peggy), Brent Dufrene (Mitzi) and David Dufrene (Michelle); his grandchildren, Blake Dufrene, Dale Dufrene, Brooke Lombard, Matthew Dufrene, Amy Miller (Derek), Aaron Webber (Courtney) and Austin Webber (Lisseth); his siblings, Mollie D. Porrovecchio (Salvadore) and Randy K. Dufrene (Terrie); and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Warren graduated from Terrebonne High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University. He was a Police Officer with the City of New Orleans and later was an electrician for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Warren was a certified USA Volleyball official, an LHSAA Volleyball official and kept score for volleyball matches at Tulane University, the University of New Orleans and other colleges and universities. He was an avid pool player, enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. He was a loving, caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather who greatly valued his family. Visitation will take place Thursday, June 18, 2020, at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana, 70001, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow immediately after in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Colonial Club Drive, Harahan, Louisiana, 70123. To offer condolences please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
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