Doris P. Troino-Druetta

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 10, 2013

July 20, 1923 – Dec. 8, 2013

NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Doris “Dot” P. Troino-Druetta, 90, of Natchez, who died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Glenburney Nursing Home, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Wynn officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Troino-Druetta was born July 20, 1923, in Simpson County, the daughter of John Milton Padgett and Ruth Brown Padgett.

Mrs. Troino-Druetta graduated from Magee High School in 1940. She was a registered nurse, having worked 12 years at Natchez General Hospital, then 17 years at Gueydan Memorial Hospital in Gueydan, La., before becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist having graduated from Charity Hospital in New Orleans and worked in that occupation for 20 years before retiring.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Natchez for the past 20 years and the teacher of the Ruth Sunday School class for many years.

Mrs. Troino-Druetta and her daughter Linda were the first mother and daughter to serve as presidents of the Louisiana Associations of Nurse Anesthetists. She was an avid gardener and member of Auburn Garden club in Natchez, The Eastern Star of Lake Arthur, La., and VFW Auxiliary.

Mrs. Troino-Druetta was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Johnny Troino; and two brothers, Delmos Padgett and Harold Padgett.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Druetta; her devoted daughter, Linda Troino, of Shreveport, La.; brother, Gary Padgett and wife, Sonja, of Magee; sister-in-law, Ann Padgett, of Greensboro, N.C.; stepson, Jay Druetta and wife, Margaret, of Crystal Springs; a number of cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews in North Carolina and Rhode Island, and a number of friends.

Pallbearers will be Alton Case, Glenn Harrison, Jerry Geter, Terry Estes, Spencer Stutzman and Jack Stephens.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Harper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Natchez, 150 D’Evereaux Dr., Natchez, MS 39120 or to the Natchez Adams County Humane Society, P. O. Box 549, Natchez, MS 39121-0549.

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