A retired railroad agent and resident of Port Allen, he passed away at 3:24 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 86, a native of Simmesport, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Holy Family Catholic Church in Port Allen on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. David Allen. Entombment in Grace Memorial Park Mausoleum, Plaquemine. Survived by three daughters, Sandra Ducote, Darlene Bordelon and husband James, and Karen Ardoin and husband Charles; five grandchildren, Melanie Hall and husband Keith, Jaimie Ardoin, Christopher Bordelon and wife Rachelle, Kathryn Vidrine and husband Bryan, and Sarah Ardoin and partner Anna Jones; four great-grandchildren, Caleb and Caitlyn Vidrine, Luke and Zachary Bordelon. Preceded in death by wife, Edward Mae Giroir Ducote; parents, Aaron and Hilda Dufour Ducote; and sister, Beryl Soldani and husband James.