Michael Joseph Madere, 58, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and native of Thibodaux, LA, died after a lengthy illness and brief stay at Carpenter House on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux, LA. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 pm at the church. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cynthia Sessums Madere; mother, Barbara Albert Madere; brothers, Dr. Ronald A. Madere and wife Yvonne Becnel Madere, Steven Anthony Madere and wife Rhonda Benoit Madere; sister, Martha M. Peltier and husband Stephen Peltier; brother-in-law, Dr. Stephen Sessums and wife Mary Ann Cangelosi Sessums; one niece; four nephews; one grandnephew; a host of step-nieces and step-nephews; and his beloved Standard Poodles Emerson and Oliver. He is preceded in death by his father, Theodore J. "Ted" Madere, Jr.; nephew, Ryan Sessums; and brother-in-law, Rene Chiasson. A licensed clinical social worker, Michael was a graduate of Thibodaux High School, Nicholls State University, and Louisiana State University. He also attended the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy. He was a retired employee of Pupil Appraisal Services of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and served as an adhunct professor at Louisiana State University. Michael was a talented vocalist, having sung in many area cathedrals, and was a First Chair Baritone in the "Austria Band." He enjoyed participating in Little Theatre productions, and his love for opera and the musical arts comforted him during his illness. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hope for Animals in Thibodaux, LA, the American Liver Foundation, or the
. Arrangements entrusted to Landry's Funeral Home of Thibodaux, LA.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2013