Hidalgo, D.D.S., Bradley D. "Brad" Bradley Dale Hidalgo, D.D.S., 45, a Baton Rouge family dentist, passed away Saturday morning, June 3, 2006, while on a deep-sea dive fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Hidalgo was a talented dentist and truly devoted father, son and brother. Dr. Brad not only fixed smiles, but also caused them everywhere he went. He was born in California and made his home in Baton Rouge. He was a graduate of LSU and LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Hidalgo was a truly warm, amazing and compassionate person who loved both friends and family. He enjoyed seeing his two loving children become adults and recently celebrated the joyous wedding of his daughter Danielle to Timothy Basilica. Dr. Hidalgo had many passions which he shared with his loved ones and many friends whom he cared about. He lived a very active life, adoring both the outdoors and his very large circle of friends and family. He was an avid scuba diver, was a dive master, and loved to play poker and fish. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, Luke, and brothers. Dr. Hidalgo is survived by his two children: daughter and son-in-law, Danielle Hidalgo-Basilica and Timothy Basilica; and son, Luke Harrison Hidalgo and Jeanne Harrison Hidalgo. He is also survived by his loving parents, Wanda and Jerry Hidalgo; sister and brother-in-law, Michelle Barton and Mark Barton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey Hidalgo and Debra, Timothy Lavergne and Janice, Scott Lavergne and Tonya, and Kevin Lavergne and Kristi. He will be especially missed by his godchildren, Tanner Lavergne and Kaitlyn Barton, as well as many adoring nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his loving friend, Susan Moran. Dr. Hidalgo will be carried to rest by his son, Luke Harrison Hidalgo, and brothers. His son-in-law Timothy Basilica is an honorary pallbearer. Service to honor Dr. Hidalgo was held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a special rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. A second visiting period was held at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 7, beginning at 11 a.m. and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Collins, celebrant. He was laid to rest at Resthaven Gardens of Memory immediately following the Mass. Friends and family were invited to celebrate his life at the Hidalgo residence, 9114 Alder Drive, later that day. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dr. Bradley Hidalgo Memorial fund established through Chase Bank for his children.
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Published in The Advocate from June 5 to June 8, 2006