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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Malcolm "Mac" Emeric Bordelon

February 16, 1931February 10, 2020
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Malcolm "Mac" Emeric Bordelon passed away Feb. 10, 2020, after a short battle with prostate cancer. He was 88. Mac was born February 16, 1931, in Marksville to the late Calvin Bordelon and Ollie Caldwell Bordelon. He is survived by his brother, Verdon (Margaret) Bordelon, and preceded in death by his siblings, the late Dorothy, Earline (Ira), Calvin Joseph Jr. (C.J.) (Jeannie) Bordelon. He moved to New Orleans in 1953 after marrying the late Bettye Ann Bordelon. They moved to Metairie after having two sons, Bryan (Christine) and Mark Bordelon (Pamela), and he lived there until his death. Mac is grandfather to Brett and Greyson Bordelon and great-grandfather to Marley Kai Bordelon. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mac was an Army Corporal during the Korean Conflict and labeled a "Marksman" for his keen ability with the rifle and handguns. Malcolm was a New Orleans Public Service Inc. lineman and foreman of many years, an avid lifelong outdoorsman who lived for hunting and fishing. Over many years, he had numerous camps in Westwego, Eutaw, Alabama and Pointe-a-la-Hache in Plaquemines Parish for 40 years until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina destroyed it. A talented trim and rough carpenter and electrician and who used his many skills at St. Mary Magdalen and Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic church parishes in Metairie. He was generous with his time and talent, his bounty from the camps and gardens, and loved engaging people at festivals and fairs, especially in his hometown, where speaking in his French native tongue was welcomed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2pm. Visitation will begin at 12pm. Interment will follow at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. In Lieu of flowers, family asks you to consider a donation to The VA Hospital in New Orleans, 119 S Galvez St, New Orleans, LA 70119 or at www.va.gov.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Malcolm "Mac" Emeric Bordelon

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Mark Vogt, jr

February 13, 2020

Mr. Mac you influence me my life very much. Meeting you at the age of 7 and being around you until now. I've learned a lot and Had a lot of laughs. You were my neighbor and you're like my grandpa. The fishing and the hunting for all these years has been some of my greatest memories. I could go on and on. Till we meet again. Love you!
Here is picture of a recent deer hunt from a few years ago that I took of him. Was a great hunt! Good times as always.

Mark Vogt, jr

February 13, 2020

VERDON BORDELON

February 12, 2020

May God Bless you brother.Have so many joyful and memorable events of our childhood like hunting,fishing,horseback riding as well as working on our and PaPa Caldwell's farm.We proudly served our country,Dad in Marines, You in Army and Me in the Air Force. One fond memory was when leaving for duty,you asked me to look after your pride and joy,your 1948 Ford and your new girldfriend Betty who later became your loving wife and mother of Bryan and Mark. And thanks to your friendship with neighbors,the Gauthiers,I met my loving wife,Margaret. Hoping to join you in Heaven ,brother Verdon.

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