2023ObituariesDonald Martin Villemarette

April 23, 2023by SealeUser3

Donald Martin Villemarette

Donald Villemarette, age 82, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He served his country for 22 years and retired as a 1st Sargent in the Army. He completed one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. He also retired from Dow Chemical after 22 years in security. He belonged to and served many years in the Central Lions Club. Donald was a dedicated servant of the Lord and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing at the casino.

Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Louise Villemarette; daughter, Monique Villemarette; and grandchildren, Fallon Shaffett and husband Philip Shaffet, Tristian Perkins, Shanon Waguespack (and Braxton Williams), Alexis Waguespack (and Ambrose Bordelon), and Torin Perkins (and Blaine Cavin). Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Frances Villemarette; daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Joseph Waguespack; nephew, Brent Villemarette; and great-nephew, Skyler King.

The family would like to thank Dr. Calegan and Dr. West, whom Donald trusted so dearly, for their care and concern. They would also like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Oschner Medical Team and the staff at Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice.

Visitation will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denham Springs from 9:30 am – 11 am on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with mass and funeral services immediately following. Entombment will be at the St. Alphonsus Mausoleum in Hessmer for immediate family in the afternoon.




  • Darnell Clark

    April 26, 2023 at 2:31 am

    Donald was one of a kind. How precious is the marriage to my sister for 62 years. He was so very dear to me and will miss him. Monique, his faith was with him until the end. Feel comfortable that he is with God.


  • Cindy Ward

    April 24, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Mr Donald was a kind man that loved and sacrificed so much for his family. Will be missed by all that knew him.


  • Monique

    April 24, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Eternity would not have been long enough to have you with us . My heart forever broken but understands you are at last free of your pain and the disease that held you prisoner. I find comfort that my Dad is with the Lord , ,please watch over him and bless him in Heaven.


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