Deacon Robert Eugene deLadurantaye

November 8, 1925February 27, 2013

Of Front Royal, VA died on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Beloved husband of Ann P. deLadurantaye of 57 years; father of Reverend Paul F. deLadurantaye and Thomas J. deLadurantaye; brother of Raymond deLadurantaye and Olive deLadurantaye. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, family and friends. Deacon deLadurantaye, a US Marine Corps veteran who fought at Iwo Jima, retired from the Federal Government after 35 years. Ordained as a deacon, in June 1985, for the Diocese of Arlington, Deacon deLadurantaye would go on to serve at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Annandale, VA, and also St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock, VA. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and worked for the Office of Vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd, from 7-9 pm on Monday, March 4, 2013 and where the Rosary and prayers will be recited at 7:45 pm . A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 N. Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA 22203, on Tuesday, March 5, at 10 am. Interment in Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diocese of Arlington Office of Vocations or The Loaves and Fishes food pantry, in care of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington.



  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Mass Tuesday, March 5, 2013


  • Interment

Deacon Robert Eugene deLadurantaye

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Ninamarie Maragioglio

March 19, 2013

Fr. Paul, I pray for strength and peace for you and your family at this difficult time. Ninamarie

Maria Snead Thomas

March 7, 2013

Dear Paul-
Please accept my sincere condolences upon the passing of Uncle Gene. I wish that I could have been there this week for you and the family, but I'm glad that Dee, Danny & Yolande could all be there. Give my love and regards to your mother and to your whole family. Thomas

Barbara and Bob

March 6, 2013

We were neighbors of Gene and Pat's at Southridge Villa. It was always a pleasure to talk with Gene. He was a fine gentleman.
Our prayers are with all of you. May God bring you peace and comfort.
Rev. Barbara and Bob Rhodes

March 5, 2013

Father Paul,my condolences to you,your Dad was a great Man.I will always have great memories of him and for all the wonderful things he did for myself and my family!
Jon Fontaine (Tampa,Florida)

Mary Keegan

March 4, 2013

Prayers for your father. My late father was also in the US Marine Corps and also fought at Iwo Jima. He was in the 5th Marine Division. Perhaps right now your father and mine are talking about their old Marine Corps days together.

Mary Keegan

March 4, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to the family of Deacon deLadurantaye. May he rest in peace with God and may you, his family, find comfort in Jesus Christ and in each other. It's so difficult to lose a parent, you think you're prepared, but it's always heartbreaking.

Marian Lilly

March 3, 2013

Father Paul, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. on the loss of your father.

Dorothy Benson

March 3, 2013

Alyce Fowlkes

March 3, 2013

Dear Pat,and Family,Lee and I are sorry on the passing of a wonderful man.Gene will surely be missed.Both of you were such a big part of our family,your faith and guidance you shared with our children is one of the greatest memories we have of Gene and you,especially when Kyle was young,Gene and Kyle had a special bond,that Kyle will treasure those memories.Our memories of Gene will always remain in our hearts.Our prayers our with you and your family.We love you.Love,Alyce and Lee

andrea benson

March 2, 2013

Uncle Gene, i will miss you. You were a great man who served and loved the Lord. I am so blessed I had you as my Godfather. I love you! - Andrea