Nov. 18, 1968 ~ June 5, 2013

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 10, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin for Michael Anthony Arton, 44, a Franklin native and resident of Breaux Bridge, who passed away Monday morning in his sleep. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Michael’s uncle, Michael Lee Meyers.

Mike was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served stateside during the Persian Gulf War. He was also an avid fisherman who loved the outdoors.

Survivors include his children, Amy Elizabeth Arton and her fiancé, Blaize Barrilleaux; Kay Michael Arton, and Jackson Michael Arton, all of Franklin; and Ally Grace Arton and Ava Maria Arton, both of Breaux Bridge; his fiancée, Brandi Nicole Buxton of Breaux Bridge; his mother, Judith Meyers Arton; three sisters, Laura A. Hayes and her husband, Richard, of Huachuca City, Arizona; Donna L. Arton and her companion, Mark Henslee, of Franklin; and Lynette A. Pellerin and her husband, Scott, of Franklin; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas James Arton Sr.; his brother, Nicholas James “Nicky” Arton Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Lionel Arton Sr. and Mary Lonigro Arton; and his maternal grandparents, Virgil Meyers and Hazel Meyers Boudreaux.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at Ibert’s Mortuary from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Blaize Barrilleaux, Gary Naquin Sr., Michael Lee Meyers, Gary Naquin Jr., Buddy Arton, Chris Achee and Joey Landry.

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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