Robert "Bobby" Joseph Matherne died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at West Jefferson Medical Center with Adele Richards Matherne, his wife of 42 years at his side. Bobby was born on Bayou Cane in Houma, LA on July 20, 1940 and spent his childhood in Westwego. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilman "Buster" Matherne and Annette Babin Matherne, and his brother, David Matherne. He is survived by his brothers: Paul, Steve, and Kevin, and his sister, Janet Lorio. Bobby was the father of Maureen Bayhi, Carla Tucker, Yvette Clark, Robbie Reed, Kim Gralapp, Jim Hatchett, John Hatchett, and Stoney Hatchett. Bobby was the proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Bobby graduated from LSU in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He was a life-long learner, attending Tulane University, Brown University, Worcester Poly Tech, and LSU New Orleans. He retired in 1995 from the Entergy Corp to begin his writing career. He self-published several books of poetry and a novel. His love was writing and publishing his monthly internet digest, long before there was such a thing as a blog, which he was quick to point out.
Bobby was a bright, fun-loving, and talented man. He loved LSU sports, Saints football, music, movies, dancing, cooking, and photography. He was a voracious reader and learner. He loved life and fought hard to stay alive.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Visitation begins at 9:30 am with a Mass at 11:00 am followed by burial.