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Melvin Charles Borey

August 5, 1925May 13, 2020

Melvin Charles Borey passed away in Luling, Louisiana on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the age of 94. He was a native of New Orleans, and a resident of Luling since 1960. Mr. Borey is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Regina Hollenburg Borey; sons, Brian Paul (wife: Angela), Barry Charles, Brett Michael, Sr. (wife: Robin), and Brad Maxwell (wife: Michele); five grandchildren, Shawn Borey, Brett Michael Borey, Jr. (wife: Aurora), Emily Borey Spillyards (husband: Jeffrey), Allyssa Borey, and Brandon Borey; and eight great grandchildren, Zachary Borey, Coral McKee, Zoie Hymel, Myles Borey, Yasmin Tablas, Claire Spillyards, Sarah Spillyards, and Dean Borey. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Henry Borey, Sr. and Louise Maxwell Borey; and brothers, Roland H. Borey, Jr. and Leo Borey. Melvin was a graduate of Warren Easton High School and Delgado Trade School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific fleet. He was the former owner and operator of Metal Locking of Louisiana from 1958 until 2017. Melvin was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling. The family wants to thank Fr. Stephen Dardis of Holy Family Catholic Church, and all of the caretakers in memory care at Ashton Manor Assisted Living for all of their loving care. A private service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Melvin’s memory to Holy Family Catholic Church, 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling, LA. 70070. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com


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Melvin Charles Borey

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Maureen Tipton Heaslip

May 26, 2020

Dear Regina and Family, Melvin was always one of my favorite childhood memories. Sunday Dinner with "Aunt Louise and Uncle Roland" was always a special event and Melvin was often there which made it extra special. He had that broad smile and loved to tease us and make us laugh. I also have a vivid memory of meeting Regina for the first time when we went to the house on Piedmont Dr. to meet "the Lady Melvin is going to marry". I thought she was so beautiful, which she still is. I know you all will miss him so very much. He was a wonderful man.

Marilyn Malone

May 20, 2020

Regina, I have many cherished memories from my childhood of my godfather Melvin. My sister and I loved when he visited us and tossed us up in the air, always with that wonderful smile. I was deeply saddened to read of his passing. You and your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time. Stay safe.

Guy Poché

May 18, 2020

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for you loss.

Peggy Wagner

May 18, 2020

Sending love, prayers and sincere condolences to the Borey Family. Mel held a very special place in my heart as well as my late husband, Mark. May his soul rest in heavenly peace 🙏🏻💖

Sylvia Beyer

May 17, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in the many memories of life shared with a loving husband and father.


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