June 19, 1935 – April 14, 2022
Roland J. Hidalgo Jr., affectionately known as Sonny, passed away at the age of 86 on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Franklin Foundation Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Sonny was born in Franklin on June 19, 1935 and was one of three children born to Roland and Bettye Hidalgo. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and honorably served his country and fellow man. He worked for many of his early years in the oil field and then went on to work for the Parish of St. Mary, retiring as Building Supervisor following 20 plus years of dedicated service. His favorite pastimes were fishing, shrimping, sitting in his backyard overlooking the Bayou Teche, and feeding his squirrels and ducks. His family, by far, was most important in his life. He especially loved to watch his grandchildren and great grandchildren play baseball, soccer, and football. He was their number one fan.
Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his son, Glen J. Hidalgo and his wife Gwendolyn of Bayou Vista; grandchildren, Heather Hidalgo Gros and husband TJ of Broussard, Mandi Borne Bucher and husband Steven of Youngsville, Ted Charles Borne II and wife Michelle of Youngsville, and Dylan Borne of Youngsville; his precious great grandchildren, Sport Gros, Eli Gros, Trey Gros, Carter Bucher, Maci Bucher, Colt Borne, Karlie Borne, and Rylan Borne; his sister, Betty Jo Mendoza; his brother-in-law, Lynn Veron; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Sherry Ann Talbot Hidalgo; his son, Roland “Pete” Hidalgo; his daughter, Rhonda Marie Hidalgo; his sister, Faith H. Veron; and his brother-in-law, Rudy Mendoza.
Services will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville during a 1:00 PM Memorial Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Joel Faulk will be the Celebrant for the Mass. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church from 10:00 AM until Mass time. Interment will be held privately at a later date in the Franklin Cemetery.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.