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Students at St. Jean Vianney School in Baton Rouge were on hand Jan. 31 as Deacon Brent Duplessis dedicated and blessed a tree honoring late parishioner John Melancon.

Students at St. Jean Vianney School in Baton Rouge were on hand Jan. 31 as Deacon Brent Duplessis dedicated and blessed a tree honoring late parishioner John Melancon

Melancon, who died in October at age 75, was a dedicated parishioner at St. Jean Vianney, where he was active in several ministries, Knights of Columbus and the Men's Club.

Melancon an active member of Rotary of Baton Rouge; supported Catholic Community Radio; and donated products from his family business, River Road Coffees, to many charitable events and causes, including St. Vincent de Paul. He was also a board member for the Pennington YMCA.