Opelousas- A funeral service will be held for Lorita Lalonde Dalfrey Cortez on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Msgr. Keith DeRouen will officiate the service. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas.
Lorita, age 93, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Opelousas General Health System. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing reading and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Lee Anna Dalfrey Dumont and her husband, Gerry of Patterson, daughter in-law, Essie Dalfrey of Fordoche, her stepson, Darrell Cortez, Ferdinand Cortez, and Kenneth Cortez, stepdaughters, Marlene Andrus, and Charlene Landry, sisters, Emma Lee Stelly, Virgie Johnson and Betty Andrus, brother, Austin Lalonde, Jr., five grandchildren, Traci Dalfrey, Jason Dalfrey, Corey Dalfrey, Shane Stelly and Stephanie Stelly Williams, eight great grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren, and numerous step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilfred Dalfrey, second husband, Eli Cortez, her parents, Austin and Rose Guidroz Lalonde, her son, Bernell Dalfrey, sisters, Helen Marks, Jeannie Prudhomme, brothers, Raymond Lalonde, Edmond Lalonde, Wilbert Lalonde and Danny Lalonde.
Pallbearers will be Shane Stelly, Brandon Daigle, Jason Dalfrey, Corey Dalfrey, Dale Prudhomme, Brent Prudhomme.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gerry Dumont and Bobby Marks.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.