Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Manuel Henry Arton

October 5, 1930July 4, 2019

JEANERETTE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Manuel Henry Arton at 2:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Fr. Alexander Albert, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Immediately following the mass, Mr. Arton will be laid to rest with his brother Lester at St. John Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia Thursday from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Friday from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm.

Mr. Arton was born October 5, 1930 in Jeanerette to the late Joseph Arton and the late Philomene Alleman Arton, and passed away peacefully Thursday July 4, 2019 in San Pedro, California. He was 88.

Manuel was raised in a Christian home filled with love for GOD and for others, and that was how he lived his life. To know Manuel was to know a kind and generous man. Although he never had children of his own, he loved babies and the children that he was surrounded by, the many years he spent working in the Catholic school system. His heart was also filled with love for all animals and he had many pets throughout his life, that brought him joy and companionship. And it goes without saying that Manuel loved his family and friends, but above all was his love for GOD and his catholic faith. His hard work and dedication has earned him an eternal reward and he is now with GOD. Rest well Manuel, until we meet again.

Manuel is survived by his niece who he looked upon to care for and assist him, Yvette Arton, his GOD son Frank Fisher, Jr., who was like a son to him; and by a host of nieces and nephews and many more beyond that, as he was honored to be a great, great, great, great, great uncle, and he loved them all equally.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Lawrence, Lester, Leonard, Dennis, Adonise, Lionel, John, Daniel, Ulysse, Laura and Leona.

Family and friends are asked to visit Manuel’s memorial page at www.evangelinenewiberia.com and share memories of him.

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


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 19, 2019


Manuel Henry Arton

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