OBITUARY

Malcom Frank DeHart

July 14, 1948March 19, 2013
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Malcom Frank DeHart July 14, 1948 – March 19, 2013

Malcom Frank DeHart, 64, a native of New Iberia and long time resident of Bayou Vista passed away, surrounded by his family, on March 19, 2013 at Teche Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City from 6-9pm on Thursday March 21, 2013 and again from 12-2pm on Friday March 22, 2013 followed by a funeral mass at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Malcom is survived by his wife of 42 years, Maria Giulia Canella; his children, Angela DeHart Blanchard of Des Allemands, David DeHart of Oklahoma City, and Amy DeHart of Bayou Vista; his mother, Vera Mae Rink DeHart of Bayou Vista; one brother, Avery Wayne DeHart of Bayou Vista; two sisters, Phyllis DeHart Romero of New Iberia and Patricia DeHart Estilette of New Iberia and 9 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father Avery DeHart and his son Michele DeHart.

Malcom was born on July 14, 1948 in New Iberia and graduated from New Iberia High School. Upon graduation he entered the Army where he served his country in the Vietnam War.

After the war, Malcom was stationed in Vicenza, Italy and there he met the love of his life, Giulia. After returning to the states, they were married and settled in Bayou Vista where they were blessed with 4 children whom he cherished dearly.

In 1991, at 42 years old, Malcom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and lived out his remaining days with the degenerative disease. As his physical strength deteriorated, Malcom’s spiritual strength increased and he never wavered from his faith and his family.

Malcom loved to be with his children and grandchildren and always made it a point to ensure that they knew it by frequent visits and hugs. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and all things outdoors. Malcom was always a very generous and caring man who always put others first. He joyfully shared his faith with everyone he came into contact.

Never a bitter man, Malcom embraced his loved ones and showed all whom knew him the real meaning of strength. Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Hargrave Funeral Home; continuing Friday, March 22, 2013 at Hargrave Funeral Home from 12:00 pm until dismissal at 1:30 pm. A mass will be at 2:00 pm at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista.

In lieu of flowers the family asked that a donation to St Jude Children‘s Hospital (stjude.org) or St. Bernadette Catholic Church be considered.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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March 27, 2013

Mrs. Giulia, Amy and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss, and we pray for you in your time of sorrow.


Adrian and Lori Bailey (Kenner, LA)

Ellis Delahoussaye

March 24, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

George & Betty Lombas

March 22, 2013

Giulia,

Remember, love lives on forever inside our hearts and in our memories. We feel for you knowing that our thoughts, our prayers, and our sympathies are with you.

We love you,

George & Betty Lombas

Kristen Gray

March 22, 2013

Ms. Guilia and family i am sorry for the loss of Mr. Malcom, u and the family are in my prayers.

Debbie Olivier

March 21, 2013

Giulia, I am so sorry for your loss. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly Hawbaker

March 21, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. I always loved Mac. I will call you soon. Take care. Bev

Alessandro ed Eliana

March 21, 2013

Cara Zia Giulietta e cari Tutti,
ci dispiace tanto per la scomparsa dello Zio Mac. Siamo sicuri che vi e ci sta guardando tutti dal Cielo e che veglierà sempre sulla sua Famiglia. Ci ricorderemo sempre il suo sorriso dolce e il sentimento di tenerezza che sapeva diffondere intorno a sè.
Un abbraccio stretto a tutti voi.

CINDY&ALLEN BLANCHARD

March 21, 2013

ANGELA/JUSTIN & REST OF FAMILY SO SRY FOR YOULL LOVE PASSING PRAYERS GOING TO HIM AND THE FAMILY SO SRY

George & Maria Betker

March 21, 2013

Our Love and prayers are with you and your family! George and Maria Grazia Betker.

Cheryl Shilling

March 21, 2013

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the sorrow you feel in your heart be lighten by the love that surrounds you all.