Margaret “Maggie” Lynn Melancon Bergeron, 86, a native of Donaldsonville, and a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Ochsner St. Mary, surrounded by her loving family.
Maggie was born January 21, 1935, in New Orleans, the daughter of Paul Uriel “P.U.” Melancon and Rosalie Hidalgo Melancon.
Maggie’s faith was very important to her; she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1953. Her love for the school began a life-long commitment to catholic education, especially Holy Cross Elementary and Central Catholic High School.
Maggie was a librarian at Holy Cross Elementary for five years and served as the choral director for 10 years.
At CCHS, Maggie was a secretary of the Booster Club in 1980, and in 1982, she served as the secretary in forming the CCHS Alumni Association. She was the co-director of that organization from 1988 until 2018. As being co-director, she co-chaired the Chef’s Supper from 1990-2018, and in 2019 she was honored for her many years of service. She co-chaired 11 fairs and many fund-raising events at CCHS. She also co-chaired the 1993-94 CCHS annual fund drive. In May of 1997, she was inducted in the CCHS Hall of Fame.
Maggie and her husband Roy co-owned Electronics Corner Inc., which was established in 1989, and opened in 1990. The family continues to run this business today.
Maggie also enjoyed Mardi Gras; she was the Queen of Cervus-Hephaestus in 1954. She served as the president for the Cervus-Hephaestus Queens’ Club for many years.
Maggie received the Citizens of the Year Rotary Award in 2013.
As much pride as she took in these organizations, nothing could surpass her love and dedication for her family. She always tried to participate in all of their activities.
Maggie was a disciple of Blessed Father Francis X. Seelos and she promoted his devotion.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Roy Bergeron Jr., of Morgan City; her children, Catherine B. Menard and husband Loy, Rose B. Brown and husband Gregory, Steven Bergeron and wife Lois, all of Morgan City; six grandchildren, Anne B. Rhodes and husband Scott, Mark Menard and wife Aimée, Karen B. Tycer and husband Matthew, Dr. Philip Menard and wife Sara, Andrew “Drew” Bergeron, and Alison Bergeron; five great-grandchildren, William Tycer, Preston and Holden Rhodes, Jacob “Jake” and Evangeline Menard.
Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Uriel “P.U.” Melancon and Rosalie Hidalgo Melancon; brother, Stephen Melancon.
Pallbearers will be Steve Bergeron, Loy Menard, Gregory Brown, Mark Menard, Philip Menard, Drew Bergeron, Matthew Tycer, and Scott Rhodes
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Central Catholic School of Morgan City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Very Rev. Jay Baker officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Twin City Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with a rosary being recited at 10:00 a.m. After Mass, Maggie will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery Mausoleum.