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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Del Monte Mary Arabie Mestayer, a native and resident of Mathews, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12th, at St. Hilary of Poitiers Catholic Church in Mathews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, with burial at St. Mary Cemetery, in Raceland.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann Mestayer McNeil, Mary Frances Mestayer-McNeilage, and Margaret Louise Mestayer Foster, six grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Francis Mestayer, her parents, Harry Louis Arabie, Sr. and Enola Marie Verret Arabie, and brothers, Harry L. Arabie, Jr. and Wade J. Arabie.

Del Monte enjoyed a wonderful career at Raceland Lower Elementary as a teacher for 34 years. In her retirement years, she was an active member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at St. Anne’s Hospital and served for 25 years.

She will always be remembered as a great teacher and “the world’s best mom”.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of South Louisiana, 205 Bayou Gardens Blvd., Suite E, Houma, LA 70364.

Falgout Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.