Harold Louis "Hap" Chiasson Jr.

April 17, 1937May 5, 2019

Harold Louis “Hap” Chiasson, Jr., a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all who knew him passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 82. He was born on April 17, 1937 in St. Rose, Louisiana and was a life-long resident of Destrehan, Louisiana. Throughout his life he had several different businesses including H & W Amusement Center and Bill’s Place. He finally retired at the ripe ol’ age of 75 from the USDA Department of Agriculture. “Hap” was a strong willed man of courage, strength, dignity, and laughter who was extremely devoted to his Catholic faith and family. To say that he was the “rock, strong-hold, and pillar of his family” would be an understatement as he was so much more. Some of his greatest joys were selflessly doing for others including cutting grass for many neighbors as long as he could as well as getting involved in the Onion Mum booth at the Little Red Church Fair where his family continues to honor his legacy today. He was also known as the “Donut Man” at Ormond Nursing Home where he faithfully brought donuts every Sunday after mass when his mother was a resident. When the Adoration Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo opened in February of 1999, he was one of the first adorers for many, many years and also served as an Extraordinary Minister as well. Harold met his high school sweetheart, his most cherished wife, Rosemary Adams in Kenner and they were married on November 28, 1959 as they spent the next 60 years building a life of extraordinary memories, blessings and ups and downs which never wavered their love and devotion for each other. Preceded in death by his father, Harold Sr. and his mother Angelina Bosco Chiasson. Survived by his beloved wife, Rosemary and their 6 children Harold III, Michael (Karen), Todd, Dwayne (DeAnna), Sybil (Edward Schneider), and Chad (Jon); 11 grandchildren Harold IV (Stacy), Amanda, Sarah (Logan), Alyssa, Shane (Connie), Todd, Breann, Shelby, Kristen, Savannah, and Evan; 4 great-grandchildren Hailey, Hannah, Sophia, and Caleb and number 5 on the way! Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 13396 River Road Destrehan, Louisiana on Thursday, May 9, 2019 beginning at 9:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project in his honor.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019


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Merle Russelburg

May 9, 2019

Harold was a comedian in the making. Most of my interactions with Harold were work related but he always had a joke to tell and tried to keep things interesting.
We will miss him.

Gail, Davis and Alyssa Duplantis

May 7, 2019

Papa we will miss greatly and remember you always; I know we're not blood related but we truly consider you and your family ours and have always been proud to call you "papa". Nana we are here for you and your family and we love you guys will all our hearts.
Our sincerest condolences to all of you,
Gail, David and Alyssa

Ken Boroughs

May 7, 2019

Mr. Harold was always a charmer with and to me and my family. He was a fixture at SCB and will greatly be missed and remembered. Sybil & Eddie - I would be there with y’all but I’m in New Jersey with my brother. May Hap Rest In Peace and sleep with the angels. God Bless!

Kerry Petit

May 7, 2019

Hap was like a brother to me. He loved life, he loved people. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Under that grumpy exterior was a soft heart, Hap never hesitated to help those in need. I learned so much from him as we worked together over years. You will be missed but never forgotten.