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Roy Peter Fitch, Sr.

Roy Peter Fitch, Sr. passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the age of 88. Beloved husband for 51 years of the late Merle Rodi Fitch. Beloved father of Lollita Edmundson, Roy P. Fitch, Jr. and Roland J. Fitch, beloved fatherin-law of Richard Edmundson, loving grandfather “Papoo” of Gabrielle Edmundson, Sophia Edmundson, Emma Fitch and Roy P. Fitch, III. Born to the late Orville and the late Ada Trahan Fitch in Houma, LA. Step-son of the late Oliver “Pépère” Trahan, brother of the late Orville Fitch, Jr., the late Joseph Fitch (Elda), the late Cyril Fitch (Helen), the late Lindsey Fitch (Nora), the late Adam Fitch (Harriet), the late Herbert Fitch, Sr. (Vivian), the late Clarence Fitch, Sr. (Hattie), the late Junietta “Tootsie” Fitch Lirette (Paul), the late Mabel Fitch Carvello, and survived by Kirby Fitch (Ethel). He was a father figure to a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and life-long frien=ds, and his ex-daughter-in-law Nicole Fitch. Roy Sr. was a proud oyster fisherman for more than 50 years. He was a hard worker in pursuit of the “American Dream,” never forgetting his upbringing. He always enjoyed celebrating the holidays and Sundays with family and friends at his home. Most of all he loved his family and instilled in his children strong values that have served them well. He will be sorely missed by all. Mr. Fitch was a native of Houma, LA and a long-time resident of Buras, LA, and Marrero, LA. A visitation will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4401 Seventh St., Marrero, LA Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4401 Seventh St., Marrero, LA Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12 p.m. noon. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In attending the service, masks are required and social distancing heavily encouraged. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Fitch family.

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Ronald Denaburg

Ronald Denaburg, born September 30, 1936 in Birmingham, AL; passed away on September 15, 2020 at the age of 83. Ronnie was raised in Birmingham, AL, by Abe and Jean Schwartz Denaburg. He served in the Army National Guard and attended the University of Alabama on a track scholarship. His specialties were the field events where he excelled in the pole vault, high jump, and long jumping events. Ronnie moved to New Orleans in the late 1950’s, where he worked as a shoe salesman, a lifeguard at Pontchartrain Beach and met his wife, Carolyn Wattigny Denaburg. He later went on to work as a Safety Engineer in the booming oil industry for Odeco and Pool offshore both located on Peters Rd. on the Westbank. After retiring from Pool Offshore in the early 1990’s Ronnie went to work for OPI as their Safety Engineer working in various places around the world that includes Trinidad, Russia, New Zealand and Australia. After retiring from the Oil Field in the early 2000’s Ronnie got his Chauffeurs license and continued working as a driver transporting mainly river boat pilots back and forth from lower Plaquemines Parish. Ronnie loved sports, sporting events and Sunday grilling. He played league softball, tennis, handball, racquetball and golf as much as he could until his body wouldn’t allow it. He also spent countless hours with his son and daughter at the Terrytown Gym coaching and watching them progress in sports. He was a season ticket holder to the Saints for many years and loved watching his son play football through high school and college. Ronnie always grilled for his family and friends on Sundays. Whether it was chicken, ribs, or steaks the grill was going with his own variation of BBQ sauce that made it a meal to remember. Many Sunday afternoons by the pool at their Terrytown residence was enjoyed by all. Ronnie is survived by his wife Carolyn Wattigny Denaburg, son Damon Denaburg (Jessica), and daughter Denise Dallas. He was the proud grandfather of Taylor, Mackenzie, and Avram Denaburg, Macy Dallas, and Presley Perrin. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother Charles Denaburg and his two sisters Marjorie Watsky and Elaine Denaburg. There will be no visitation. The planting of a memorial tree and small private service will be held by the family at a later date. An online guestbook is available at

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Reba Buras Bubrig

Reba Buras Bubrig passed away on September 14, 2020 at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Darryl Bubrig, Sr. for 59 years. Mother ofDarryl Bubrig, Jr. (Lynette), Bill Bubrig (Gena), and Angele B. Ashley (Brian). Grandmother of Brittany B. Tav (John), Beau Bubrig, Kennedy Bubrig, Brady Bubrig, Eden B. Tesvich (Matthew), Olivia Bubrig, Julianna Bubrig, Grace Ashley, and Mary Katherine Ashley. Great-grandmother of Henry Oliver Tav. Daughter of the late Emmett Louis Buras and Norma Morel Buras Hoskin. Sister ofEmmet "Goo'' Buras, Felix "Boopie" Hoskin, and the late Anthony "Dickie" Buras, Sr. and Randy Buras. She was a native of Buras, LA, and resident of Belle Chasse, LA. Reba was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a longtime member of Les Createurs. She was knovm as "Granny" to countless others and will be deeply missed by all. A Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Belle Chasse, LA on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Belle Chasse, LA. To view and sign the online guestbook visit

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Annie Bell Gabriel Boyer

Annie Bell Gabriel Boyer entered eternal rest at Ochsner Medical Center Westbank on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the age of 76. She was a native and resident of Belle Chasse, LA. Annie Bell was a graduate of Scottville High School and a retired employee of Belle Chasse State School. Loving mother of Brian K. Gabriel, Chad E. Boyer and Leonard C. Boyer (Tasha). Daughter of the late Manuel Gabriel, Sr. and Pauline W. Gabriel. Granddaughter of the late Joseph and Millie Gabriel, Charlie and Victoria Williams. Beloved sister of Manuel Gabriel, Jr., Joseph Gabriel, Wayne F. Gabriel, Sr., Anthony Gabriel, and Victoria G. Francis. Annie Bell is also survived by two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers, and members of Regular Baptist Church and all neighboring churches attended the Visitation and Homegoing Celebration at Regular Baptist Church, 901 5th Street Gretna, LA on Friday, September 18, 2020. Officiant: Pastor T. A. Hodge. Interment: Private. To view and sign the guestbook, please go to In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Regular Baptist Church in memory of Annie Bell Gabriel Boyer.

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Shirley Burmaster Boutian

Shirley Burmaster Boutian, a resident of Belle Chasse, LA, entered into the Gates of Heaven on Thursday, September 10, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 82. She was born in New Orleans, LA on October 27, 1937 to the late Albert C. Burmaster, Sr. and Wilhelmina Russell Burmaster. Beloved and devoted wife of Marion “Bubby” C. Boutian, Jr. for over 64 years. Loving mother of Ronald Boutian (Paula), Shirley Small (Louis), and the late Marion C. Boutian (Cindy). Grandmother of eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Sister of Doris Klein, Barbara Alexander, Albert C. Burmaster, Jr. Audrey Joy (Bob), and Edna Boutian (Hollis). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Shirley loved to go to country music shows, casinos, and festivals. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Gretna, LA. She never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. She was the sweetest and kindest lady ever, and there are no words to express how much she will be missed. She was our angel and now has her wings to fly and watch over others. Relatives and Friends of the Family attended the morning visitation and funeral service in the Chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expy, Harvey, LA on Friday, September 18, 2020. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. To view and sign the online guestbook, visit


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