Maria Hatchett Claesgens
1939 - 2020
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Baton Rouge resident Maria Hatchett Claesgens, 81, died peacefully of natural causes on June 26, 2020. Maria was born in Paraguay, South America on June 18, 1939. Arriving in America on a work permit, Maria never looked back. Earning her citizenship, she worked in pediatrics for 30 years, serving two generations of children. Whether at a store or restaurant, she was sure to get a shout-out from appreciative moms. For her professionalism, she was named employee of the month at the Pediatric Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her late husband Royce Hatchett. She is survived by husband Mark Claesgens; daughter Tita Lynette; grandchildren Isaac and Lily; brother Basilio; and niece Cindy. A memorial service will be held at a future date. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

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Published in The Advocate from Jun. 29 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
Maria and I worked together for 16 years at PMC. She was a dear friend and a wonderful nurse....everyone loved her ! I was blessed to have her in my life. She loved her family so much, she will be missed by many !
Suzette Lowe
July 6, 2020
I had the pleasure and honor of working with Maria for 16 years at Pediatric Medical Center. She was a dear friend and a wonderful nurse.
Everyone who knew her, Loved her. She found such happiness with her husband, Mark. She adored Lynette an her grandchildren.
She will be dearly missed.
Suzette Lowe
July 1, 2020
Lynette, I always loved your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm here if I can do anything for you all.
Joey Boutwell
June 30, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I will miss Maria. Sorry for yor loss Mark an Lynette. She was a good friend to me @ PMC. ❤
Deborah Lewis
June 30, 2020
My girl and my friend, thinking of our recent conversation
that make me smile, Mark we are here for you. McKee's
Virginia McKee
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