Robert J. Abadie Sr.

November 2, 1932December 2, 2018

Robert J. Abadie, Sr. is survived by his devoted wife, Betty Burns Abadie; his sons, Robert J. Abadie, Jr. (Rebecca), David M. Abadie (Bonnie); step-daughters, Debbie B. Caraway (David), Suzie B. Raggio (Chris), and Nancy B. Sizer (Glenn); and step-son, Albert G. Burns, Jr. (Lilyan). He is survived by his granddaughter, Autumn L. Abadie; step-granddaughters, Andrea C. Frank (Ryan), Lisa C. Tatum (Kyle), Christine C. Escobar (Ricky), Rae Lynn Burns and Meredith Sizer; grandsons, Preston T. Abadie, Quentin T. Abadie; step-grandsons, Dennis Caraway (Kim), Greg Caraway (Holly) and Jeremy Burns; and thirteen step-great grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Diane Robichaux Abadie; his parents, Charles Felix Abadie, Sr. and Elsie Karl Abadie; and his brothers, Charles F., Jr. and Lloyd J. Abadie, Sr. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and Loyola University of New Orleans. He is a retired Certified Public Accountant. He retired as the Controller of Louisiana Power & Light Co. and New Orleans Public Service Inc. after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He taught accounting at Tulane University for several years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He received the Order of St. Louis Medallion in 1984. He truly loved his church and his country. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Monday, December 10, 2018 for 12:00 p.m. Visitation will open at 10 a.m. and continue until time for the Mass. The family requests Masses in lieu of flowers or donations to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and School, Destrehan, LA.


  • Visitation

    Monday, December 10, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, December 10, 2018


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Ms. Williams

December 9, 2018

To The Family:
Please except my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. Death is something that we regret. However, reading Gods word that Bible can bring you and the family great comfort. At 2 Cor 1:3,4 "the Father tender mercies and the God of all comfort. verse 4 "who comforts us in all our trials" Continue to cherish those fond memories of your dear loved one while reading these scriptures.

Deepest Smpathy,

Melanie Bowman

December 9, 2018

I am so sorry for your lost. All of us have experienced the pain that death can bring. The Bible assures us though, that we will see our dead loved ones again. It repeatedly speaks of a time when those in the grave will be brought back to life here on earth. Describing what conditions on earth will then be like, the Bible states that God “will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” —Revelation 21:3, 4. For more information go to

Donald Preston, Sr

December 6, 2018

We have been co-workers, car-poolers, neighbors, and close friends for many years, and it was a pleasure to know him and his wives Diane and Betty.
He is with God now and will be missed.