Oct. 4, 1936 ~ May 10, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baldwin for Dalton F. Desormeaux Sr., 76, a New Iberia native and resident of Baldwin, who passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at 9:50 p.m., at the Franklin Health Care Center. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Fr. Ruben Primor will officiate the services.

Mr. Dalton was a musician who enjoyed French music and loved family gatherings. He was also an avid football fan and a lifelong Saints supporter. He retired from Superior Service Company after dedicating many years of service. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his three daughters, Beverly Peltier and her husband, Karl, of New Iberia; Betty Sonnier and her husband, Michael Sr. and Barbara Gorman and her husband, Michael, both of Franklin; his son, Dalton F. Desormeaux Jr. of Franklin; two brothers, Floyd Desormeaux of Baton Rouge and Joseph Carl Desormeaux of Anahuac, Texas; two sisters, Nola Migues of Delcambre and Lou Ann Haught of Sulphur; 13 grandchildren, Tiffany Thibodeaux, Scott Peltier, Sean Peltier, Michelle Pitre, Michael Sonnier Jr., Rebekah Chapman, Daniel Sonnier, Hannah Steiner, Eric Gorman, Marissa Verrette, Megan Boudreaux, Mindy Desormeaux and Mallori Desormeaux; and 15 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Thibodeaux Desormeaux; his parents, Sidney Desormeaux Sr. and Ernestine Meaux Desormeaux; two brothers, Charles Desormeaux and Sidney Desormeaux Jr.; and two sisters, Josephine Bertrand and an infant sister.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, May 14, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.

Visiting hours will resume Wednesday at Ibert’s Mortuary at 8 a.m. until dismissal at 10:30 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be his son, Dalton F. Desormeaux Jr., and his five grandsons, Eric Gorman, Michael Sonnier Jr., Scott Peltier, Sean Peltier and Daniel Sonnier.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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