Thomas Francis Mestayer, 91, a native of Loreauville and a resident of Mathews, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Mathews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Raceland.
He is survived by his wife, Del Monte Mary Arabie Mestayer; daughters, Patricia Mestayer McNeil, Mary Mestayer and Margaret Mestayer Foster; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Bernard Mestayer and Angelle Marie Dugas of Loreauville, LA and brothers, Charles Elkins Mestayer of Loreauville, LA and Lovere Lane Mestayer of Brazoria, TX.
In World War II, he saw action as a Ships Officer in the South Pacific, North Atlantic and European Combat Theaters of operations. He spent 5 years in the Regular Army and Army Reserves, recalled for the Korean War. He then spent 33 years working all over the world in Seismic exploration, Submarines, Destroyers, Aircraft Carriers, New Ship Construction, Ariel Photography and Missile Range work. It was a wonderful, interesting life that just flew by!
In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of South Louisiana, 205 Bayou Gardens Blvd., Suite E. Houma, LA 70364.
Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Posted on Thu, January 28, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette