James Dupree Carriere, 80, New OrleansMarch 25, 2020
James Dupree Carriere passed this life and entered a new life with Jesus on March 17, 2020, at the age of 80. Known to friends and family as Jim, he is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Gootee Carriere. Jim adored his wife of 34 years, telling everyone that he leaves greatly in her debt. “She gave our marriage much more than I gave to her. I regret that I will not be there to comfort her as she did me in my final days. Our love is not over, and we will meet again, both joined with Jesus.” Jim is also survived by his children: Olivier Provosty Carriere II (Meredith), Christine Carriere Zazulak (Scott), Beth Carriere Sullivan, and Katharine Levy Colletta (Louis). They blessed us with eleven grandsons: Mark Kingsmill; Olivier Carriere III; John Zazulak II; Robert Zazulak; James Dupree Carriere II; David Zazulak; Stephen Zazulak; Philip Zazulak; Conor Sullivan; Nicholas Sullivan; and Thomas Louis Colletta III.
Jim was the son of Judge Olivier Provosty Carriere and Beth Dupree Carriere, the brother of Olivier Provosty Carriere, Jr. (Jean) and the nephew of Olive Marie Carriere. Jim’s family in Louisiana dates back to ten generations. Jim’s ancestors fought with Galvez against the British in the American Revolution, with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, and with P.G.T. Beauregard at Shiloh, and with Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.
Jim graduated from Jesuit High School before attending and obtaining his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He earned an L.L.B. degree from the Tulane University School of Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Notre Dame in London, England.
After law school, Jim served in the United States Department of Justice, specializing in labor racketeering prosecutions across the United States. He was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in New Orleans, serving from 1975 to 1980 before joining the Kullman Law Firm as a partner. Jim loved teaching. He taught for many years an adjunct professor of law at law schools in Louisiana, California, and England, and finally at Loyola Law School in New Orleans.
Jim served as a captain of the Pirate Crew at the Manresa Retreat House for many years. He served as vice president of Confederate Memorial Hall and was a frequent speaker on the Civil War and the War of 1812. Jim was a manager of Labarre Plantation, a family farming enterprise in Point Coupee Parish.
Jim fondly remembered playing poker, golfing, and fishing with Henry Schonberg, the federal courtroom with Joan Scull and Betty Clinton, the federal criminal law prosecutions and defenses with Bob Habans, Steve Mayo and Neil Heusel and the sight of his Notre Dame roommate, Edward Sporl studying engineering by flashlight after lights out at 11:00 P.M.
Jim lived life to the fullest and could charm, inspire, and befriend anyone who crossed his path. Jim and Margaret much enjoyed cruising the oceans and rivers of the world. They were fortunate to live in London for eight years and for the opportunity to explore and experience Europe. The family is grateful to the Lambeth House Community for the companionship in which Jim and Margaret thrived since becoming residents in 2016.
In place of flowers, Jim would want donations made to one of his favorite religious or charitable organizations, the Manresa Retreat House P.O. Box 89, Convent, LA 70723 or Memorial Hall 929 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 or Covenant House 611 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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