Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 29, 2011

Her Heavenly Father called Marie Anne Ory Dupont home on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at age 29. Marie was born in Metairie on Jan. 7, 1982, and she resided in LaPlace.

Marie is survived by her husband, Mickey Christopher Dupont, her parents, Ernest Jules Ory and Joan Martin Ory, her brother, Andre Jules Ory, sister-in-law Rebecca Politz Ory, niece and goddaughter Evangeline Grace Ory, goddaughter Maria Ibieta Ory, honorary goddaughter Ann Marie Rose Ory, father-in-law Willie Paul Dupont, mother-in-law Wanda Totman Dupont, sister-in-law Chassidy Dupont Irwin, brother-in-law Donnie Paul Dupont, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins and all of her children in spirit whom she babysat and taught.

Marie was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Martin and the late Armand Martin and the late Ivey Paul Ory and Mabel Marie Champagne Ory.

A graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School in 2000, Marie was voted outstanding student of the year her senior year. She received a degree in mass communication from Nicholls State University, where she served as editor of the Nicholls Worth for two years. Marie earned her masters degree in journalism from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Her love for her alma mater brought her back to St. Charles Catholic, where she served devotedly for the past five years as development director in charge of Admissions and Alumni. She also taught religion and English. Marie was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in LaPlace.

Marie lived her life with joy and enthusiasm. She and her husband Mickey enjoyed going to LSU football games, local festivals and dining with and playing games with their many friends. Marie also loved writing, photography, arts, crafts, anything fleur de lis and butterflies. An energetic and responsible worker, Marie worked throughout her student years at Ace Hardware, the Donut Hole, Riverlands Country Club and for the Zephyrs Baseball organization. From her teenage years until the time of her death, Marie frequently babysat the children of relatives and friends, all of whom lovingly called her Rie Rie. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.

Visitation and services were held at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in LaPlace on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Internment followed in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Marie Ory Dupont Memorial Scholarship Fund, which may be brought or mailed to St. Charles Catholic High School or any First American Bank. Information is available on the school website, stcharlescatholic.org. Donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Louisiana Chapter, 4613 Fairfield St., Metairie, LA 70006, are also welcome. Arrangements were under the direction of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home of LaPlace.