Matthew Joseph Tarto

October 25, 1996May 24, 2013

Matthew Joseph Tarto was born on October 25, 1996 in Jefferson, Louisiana and passed away on May 24, 2013 in Harahan, Louisiana.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Matthew Joseph Tarto

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Cheryl Lucia

August 5, 2013

Lisa and Family:
My heart goes out to you all in your time of grief but know that Matthew is in the loving arms of Jesus and will be a constant angel to look over you from now until you meet again. I pray for your peace and comfort. Lisa, you have an army of friends so don't hesitate to ask for whatever you may need, whenever you may need it. We are all here for you.

Charlotte Taylor Zeringue

May 30, 2013

August 2003 God Blessed me by introducing Matthew in my life. He was 5 years old then and I thought "wow what a cute kid" and I fell in love with him instantly. He was such an amazing person and I wish I could have watch you grow into the young man you became. One thing never change and that is how you respected people and ALWAYS had a positive outlook on everything you came in contact with. I always thought of you over the years and wondered what you were doing. I actually thought of you during the Christmas holiday because you gave me an ornament for my tree and I still hang it on my tree to this day. It really meant a lot to me that you gave this to me because you said to me and I'll never forget it "I wanted to give you something that would remind you of me every year." I asked you if drove your mom crazy and you said "no Ms. Charlotte I didn't" and smiled. I miss your smile and I want to tell you now as you look over my shoulder as I write this you became a very FINE young man. You made your mom proud each day. She and I had many laughs over the few years you were in my life. Look after your mom and help her through her tough times till you greet her in heaven. You and your mom have a place in my heart. I love you lots and lots.

Melissa Spedale

May 30, 2013

I worked after care and lunches at Faith Lutheran when Matthew was a student there. He was such a loveable little boy! I remember him always having a huge smile on his face! To Lisa, I am truly sorry for the loss of your precious son. He was a really great kid. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to know him, even if it was when he was just a little boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Matthew. God Bless.

May 30, 2013

Lisa I am Iris McKimmy and I had the pleasure of taking care of your son Matthew.When her was your baby angel.At his first experience at Gingerbread Child Care Center.It has been awhile.And I'am so deeply sorry for loss of your angel in heaven.When I seen his photos online it brought back so many memories of this angel.The same smiling boy as always.From the time he came in and when he would see you.When he was picked up.I remember how much he adored and loved you so much!And always will.Always remember that he is with you.And will be your guardian angel always and forever.I hope this brings you comfort.You and your family will be in my thought's and prayer's always.
In Deepest Sympathy
Iris McKimmy
and Family

Michelle Downes

May 30, 2013

I did not know Matthew; but as a mother I cannot help but grieve with you. He seemed like a nice young man. I only pray that God gives you the strength to deal with his passing. May God bless and keep all those who loved him in his prayers.

Christine Walker

May 29, 2013

I didn't know Matthew, but as a mother my heart is heavy for his mother and his family and friends. God be with you all!!

suzanne villemarette

May 29, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Nicolle Scholl

May 29, 2013

Lisa you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tanya Mareno

May 29, 2013

you will be missed...but know you touched so many lives.

Riley V. Williams

May 29, 2013

Lisa you and your family are in my prayers RHS C/O 82