John Allen Delafosse

July 16, 1942 - January 2, 2019

John Delafosse of Fannett, Texas, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019, at the age of 76.  He was born on July 16, 1942 to William and Hattie (Vidrine) Delafosse in Elton, Louisiana.  John graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School.  After serving in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Merchant Marine, John became a welder and was a proud member of Pipefitters Local 195.  He married the love of his life, Mary Abraham, on April 7, 1962. Being Cajun, he loved gardening, making gumbo, and Cajun music. Most of all, John was a devoted husband and father and loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Fannett, Texas; daughter Tina Walbridge of Plano, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Dana and Charles Hunt of Annapolis, Maryland; son and daughter-in-law, Bryant and Geraldine of Riverside, California; grandchildren, Peyton Hunt, William Hunt, Christina Walbridge, and Ivan Delafosse; and many more loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Willard and Huey.

A rosary will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at St. Mary's Church, 9894 Gilbert Road, Beaumont, Texas.

Memorials may be made in John's honor to Cure Alzheimer's Fund.

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So sorry to hear about Mr. Delafosse. I always enjoyed sitting by him at Saint Mary's during Mass. Also, my husband enjoyed the visit with him in Wal Mart that day.....talking about tractors. I was hoping they would be able to talk again. Prayers to all of you Alzada Stansbury, January 12, 2019 I am so sorry Mary, I know this was a very difficult situation for you and the family. I hope and pray the Lord will give you the strength and power to endure this and that the Lord will help you remember you will see your precious husband again when the time comes. Take Care and God Bless, Cathy Cathy Dowling, January 8, 2019 I didn't know Uncle Johnny but a very short few years, certainly not long enough for me. I fell in love with him instantly and always look forward to spending time with Uncle Johnny and Aunt Mary. I will always miss you. RIP Uncle Johnny.
Richard Newsom, January 8, 2019