Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Merrick J. Matherne, 70, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 4:35 p.m.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann Mistretta Matherne, father of Janine Matherne, Kiersten M. Granier (David Granier), Meridy M. Hiser (Brian Hiser) and Megan Matherne, brother of Cheryl M. Weber and Gary, Barry and the late Wayne Matherne and grandfather of Blake and Paige Granier and Makenna and Kaleb Matherne.

Merrick was an avid golfer and a very proud vocalist at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, in Burlington, Ky., and Ascension of Our Lord Church in LaPlace.

Relatives and friends attended the funeral Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan on Friday, May 20, 2011. Interment followed in Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum.