Alba Duhe Madere

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Alba Duhe Madere passed away peacefully after a long and fulfilling life on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Lutcher.

Alba Duhe Madere

She was 97, a native and resident of Reserve.

She was the beloved wife of the late Eddie Madere; mother of Michael (wife, Cynthia Bordelon) of Garyville, Mark (wife, Suzanne Gueret) of Lutcher, Brent (fiancee, Cindy Abbruzzése) of Manahawkin, N.J. and Kent (wife, Elaine Rogers) of Pocono Pines, Pa.; daughter of the late Joyce and Mederic Duhe; sister of the late Therese Bass of Radner, Ohio, and Louis Duhe of Houma; grandmother of Michael Madere (wife, Melanie) of Kenner, Katherine Bailey (husband, Jeremy) of Denham Springs, Rachelle Madere (companion, André Bourgeois) of Garyville, Rebecca Lewis (husband, Benjamin) of Sorrento, William Madere of Boutte, Angelle Madere (fiancé, Brandon Scott) of Paradis, Dennis Madere of Houma and Matthew Madere and Christopher Madere of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and great grandmother of Angelina, Michael and Victoria Madere, Kaylyn and Peyton Sassin, Marie, Josh and Olivia Bourgeois, Nya Walker, Kayda and Billy Lee Madere, and Margaret and Edith Bailey.

During her life, Mrs. Madere was a retired cafeteria manager for St. John Schools and a former employee of Godchaux Sugars. After her retirement, she worked as a volunteer for many causes with St. Peter’s.

For her efforts she was rewarded with the St. Louis Medallion award from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Mrs. Madere, known as “Granny,” enjoyed walking and could be seen walking to church, the library, the store and the post office, which she did up to her early 90s.

She also enjoyed reading and visits with her sons and grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Hwy 44 in Reserve, on Friday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m.

Visitation at the church is from 9 until 11 a.m.

Interment is in St. Peter Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To view or sign the online guest book, visit