Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Leon Joseph Dartez

December 15, 1939June 27, 2020

NEW IBERIA – Funeral services for Leon Dartez have been postponed and will be announced at a later date. A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Dartez passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his daughter’s residence surrounded by his loving family.

Leon was born on December 15, 1939. Leon was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and brother who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cooking and his love for food gave him great joy and anyone who knew him could contest to that. Leon always had a green thumb and loved tending to his plants. Mardi Gras, Easter and Christmas were his favorite times of the year he would always have a tree decorated for that holiday. Leon also loved to travel, he loved planning family vacations and always making sure during those trips that his children got a history lesson, I guess you could say he was also a bit of a history buff.

After attending college at SLI now ULL, Mr Dartez pursued his life work as a bookkeeper working at Davis Furniture until they closed. He later worked at Norris Radar Lumber and Doug Ashy. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 1/2 years, Mary Berges Dartez of New Iberia; three sons, Rene’ Dartez and wife Beverly of Jacksonville, FL; Scott Dartez and Neil Dartez both of New Iberia; three daughters, Marion D. Dautreuil and husband Andy of St. Martinville; Michelle D. Branscum and Corey Romero of Broussard and Claire D. Broussard and husband Stacy of New Iberia; nine grandchildren, Austin Breaux and wife Andrea; Dylan Dautreuil; Bruce Branscum; Meridith Branscum; Allison Branscum; Peyton Romero; Nicholas Broussard; Emma Broussard and Jacques Dartez and one brother, Gene Dartez of New Iberia, and two step-grandchildren Devon and Caylin Romero. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rene’ and Mildred Dubois Dartez. Pallbearers will be Stacy Broussard, Nicholas Broussard, Andy Dautreuil, Corey Romero, Gene Dartez and Scott Dartez. To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com. Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Mary Berges Dartez, Spouse
  • Rene' Dartez (Beverly), Son
  • Scott Dartez, Son
  • Neil Dartez, Son
  • Marion D. Dautreuil (Andy), Daughter
  • Michelle D. Branscum (Corey Romero), Daughter
  • Claire D. Broussard (Stacy), Daughter
  • Austin Breaux (Andrea), Granchild
  • Dylan Dautreuil, Granchild
  • Bruce Branscum, Grandchild
  • Meridith Branscum, Grandchild
  • Allison Branscum, Grandchild
  • Peyton Romero, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Broussard, Grandchild
  • Emma Broussard, Grandchild
  • Jacques Dartez, Grandchild
  • Dylan Dautreuil, Grandchild
  • Gene Dartez, Brother
  • Rene' Dartez, Father (deceased)
  • Mildred Dubois Dartez, Mother (deceased)

  • Stacy Broussard, Active
  • Nicholas Broussard, Active
  • Andy Dautreuil, Active
  • Corey Romero, Active
  • Rene' Dartez, Active
  • Scott Dartez, Active


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Leon Joseph Dartez

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Benjamin A Anderson III

July 3, 2020

You have my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss.

John Berard

June 30, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy.....all of you will be in my prayers....I was so sorry to hear of his passing.......from your longtime neighbor and friend John Berard

Libby Clostio

June 30, 2020

I am so very sorry for all of your loss. He was a proud man and always so proud of his family. He worked hard for you all.
I remember how he loved shopping and bringing home such beautiful outfits for all of his girls and Mrs Mary.
I enjoyed when young seeing how Mrs Mary and him loved each other and picked at times. They cooked together and made fabulous dishes and desserts.
I loved his love for life! Watching him be in awe of the men and women he raised as each were married, you could see and feel the love he had for all of his children. When one got married he made sure everything would go as smoothly as possible and perfect. He was in his element when weddings were happening.
As he was blessed with grandchildren, his love and heart grew bigger more and more when a new grandchild arrived.
I also loved his and Mrs Mary’s love for Mardi Gras.
There was a lot love as I was a child and then some I received from them.
My deepest condolences. Prayers for you all during this time

John Hebert

June 30, 2020

Rest In Peace Parrain, sorry I couldn’t be there with all of you. Sending my love and kind thoughts during these hard times.

Cardiac Rehab IMC

June 29, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Leon was a kind and gentle patient and was easy to care for. We are very saddened to hear of your loss.

Sending prayers,
Amy, Mike, MeeMee (IMC Cardiac Rehab)