Laura Dell Montet

7 diciembre , 194121 julio , 2021

Laura Dell Montet, a loving, mother, companion, grandmother, caregiver and friend passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the age of 79.

Laura was born on December 7, 1941 in Weeks Island to the late Philip and Antoinette Lalonde Montet and was one of six children.

She was affectionately known as “Nanny” to so many young children that she cared for in her home over the years. All of whom she held a special place in her heart for and theirs the same. Laura enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Toni Vitter and husband Destry of New Iberia; Darren James Daniel and Niki of Livingston, TX; Philip Daniel of New Iberia and Bobby Daniel and Brigitte of Vinton; her companion of 31 years, John Melancon of New Iberia and his children, Jeanine Albert and Roland of Coteau Holmes and Janie Chastant and Randy of New Iberia; numerous grandchildren nd great grandchildren; one sister, Patsy Comeaux and Roland of New Iberia and Ian Dauterive who was like a son to her.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by four brothers, Dennis Montet, Glenn Montet, Gerald Montet and Julius “Skip” Montet; her grandson, Hunter Daniel and step son, John Melancon, Jr.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:00 am at Evangeline Funeral Home with Deacon Roland Jeanlouis officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral home on Friday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Saturday at 8:00 am until time of service.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to, Acadiana’s Hope for a Cure, P.O. Box 9578, New Iberia, LA 70562.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Toni Vitter (Destry), Daughter
  • Darren James Daniel (Niki), Son
  • Philip Daniel, Son
  • Bobby Daniel (Brigitte), Son
  • John Melancon, Companion
  • Patsy Comeaux (Roland), Sister
  • Antoinette Lalonde Montet, Mother (deceased)
  • Philip Montet, Father (deceased)
  • Dennis Montet, Brother (deceased)
  • Glenn Montet, Brother (deceased)
  • Gerald Montet, Brother (deceased)
  • Julius "Skip" Montet, Brother (deceased)
  • Hunter Daniel, Grandchild (deceased)
  • John Melancon, Jr., Step Son (deceased)
  • Laura is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; Jeanine Albert and husband Roland; Janie Chastant and husband Randy and Ian Dauterive.


  • Visitation

    viernes, 23 julio , 2021

  • Rosary

    viernes, 23 julio , 2021

  • Visitation

    sábado, 24 julio , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    sábado, 24 julio , 2021


Laura Dell Montet


Gee (Guidry)Romero

21 julio , 2021

Nanny , I know thru the years we lost contact , but I never forgot you , cause for along time we were all so close . It was so good to see you the last few years when you were taking your walks inside of Walmart , we talked often in Walmart . You will be missed by many . Nanny you and my mom and dad can cut up again like y’all use to do in y’all younger days . Give mom and dad a hug from me . God bless you . You will be missed . Love you .💔💔 Prayers for all the family . Gee

Shelby Vitter

21 julio , 2021

This was my granny and I will never forget all the memories we shared she was taken way to soon and I will grieve forever and forever I was the closest she grand baby she had and I will be forever thank ful for the time I had with. You have taken a piece of my heart with you granny. You really have… I can’t wait to see you again one day😭 plz watch over me and our family . I will never understand y you were taken so soon. I will I could just heard you say “behave your damn self” one more time I’m heart broken. Please give me the will to be strong I love you so much fly high granny see you on the other side one day. I will watch over poppa now. We got him you just protect. Man I wish I could have more memories of you could of did more things with you I love you fly high..❤️

Peggy Olson

21 julio , 2021

Laura has been my sister-in-law since October 10, 1953 when I married her brother Gerald. She was young and so I literally watched her grow up and get married and then have 4 children. Then she went on to be a grandmother and know how much she loved those grandkids. Never let a Pearl Harbor day go by without calling her for her birthday and always reminded her she couldn't lie about her age as they mentioned it on TV every year saying how many years since Pearl Harbor. She was such a loving, giving person who loved her family and later her John. My family and I will miss her. Our condolences to her family and may they be comforted knowing she is with her parents and her four brothers in heaven. What a glorious reunion they must be having.

Dan West

21 julio , 2021

I express sorrow to the family and friends of Laura Dell Montet. I pray our Lord's love, comfort and strength for each of you. Bobby, I will continue to pray with you and all your family.