Bobby Palermo

March 22, 1952 ~ May 4, 2019

Bobby Palermo

March 22, 1952 – May 4, 2019

Robert “Bobby” Frank Palermo, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4 in Houston Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family after a hard fought, 5 year battle with mesothelioma.

Bobby was a parishioner at our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Arthur, a multi-term member of Lake Arthur Town Council, and was currently serving as the Assistant Mayor of Lake Arthur. Bobby was a board member of the Jeff Davis Parish tourist commission and Chairman of the Gator Chateau Building Committee in Jennings. Together, with his wife Roberta, they own and operate L’Banca Albergo, The Bank Hotel, in Lake Arthur. As a franchise owner of Action Restoration, Bobby served as a consultant on numerous projects with the town of Lake Arthur and city of Lake Charles.

Pops, as his grandchildren called him, was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. His favorite times were spent in duck blinds in Gueydan and Cameron, in deer stands on his lease in Rocksprings, Texas and bear hunting in Canada. He loved boating and cherished the time on the water with his wife, family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years , Roberta Chapman Palermo of Lake Arthur; 2 beautiful daughters, Robin Palermo Pettit and husband Rand of Moss Bluff, Sunne’ Palermo Dugas and husband Dale of Spring, TX; 4 grandchildren, Hudson and Prestyn Pettit and Keagan and Lawson Dugas; mother-in-law Adeline Chapman of Lake Arthur; sister Faye Palermo McGee and husband Nathan of Lake Charles; brother Paul Palermo and wife Kim of Lake Charles, as well as numerous other loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lena Palermo, a sister, Jane Palermo Frazier, a brother, Ronnie Palermo, and his father-in-law Robert Reimers Chapman.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Arthur with Father Jay Alexius officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Visitation for Mr. Palermo will begin Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings at 4:00 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m.  A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in the Oustalet Center in Lake Arthur until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church or any other charity.


Burial: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
2:30 pm - 12:00 am

St. Anthony Cemetery

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

Rosary: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Oustalet Center

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  1. This is to say how very saddened I am to hear of this and want all of you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I ask God to provide you all the peace, comfort and strength needed to get through this toughest of times. Sincerely, Cathy

  2. Roberta, so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Debbie Dilts

  3. Bobby was such a good person and I will always remember his wonderful smile. I am keeping all his family in my prayers

  4. My condolences to you and your family . You are in my prayers . May the Holy Spirit shine Love and Peace to you all through life’s journey ahead ! Love you , Jan Mcnabb .

  5. Roberta & All of Your Family, You are All in my thoughts and prayers at this time, with the deepest of sympathy….. Praying that our Dear Lord will provide all of you with strength and peace during these difficult days …….God Bless All of You……. RIP Dear Bobby……

  6. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  7. My family and I are so sorry for your loss. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless ALL.

  8. Roberta and family, we all send our condolences at the loss of Bobby. Love and God Speed, Bobby, into the arms of Jesus.

  9. Roberta and family, we all send our condolences at the loss of Bobby. Love and God Speed, Bobby, into the arms of Jesus.

  10. My condolences to your family. May the promise found at Revelation 21:3-4 give you some comfort for your great loss.

  11. May God be with you, Roberta, Robin, Sunne, and the rest of the family…may His hand touch your hearts. He has cured Bobby and now Bobby will look over you all through the lights of the stars in Heaven each night and with the Sun by day, waiting until your reunions with him. I miss you all and pray for each of you every day. God bless all of you. Hugs and kisses, Sharon

  12. Dear Roberta: i realized there is nothing i can say to alleviate your sadness, but know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bobby was a special man and the world is a lesser place without him. Sincerely, Craig Nunez

  13. My heart goes out to the family and friends of Bobby. God has a plan to soon wipe out all suffering forever (Revelation 21:4) and reunite us with our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death. 1 Cortinthians 15:26 assures us that soon “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” May the God of all comfort, Jehovah, help to strengthen you during this difficult time of loss.

  14. Roberta and Paul, please know that we are praying for you and your families. May God give you strength and peace at this time of sorrow.

  15. Dear Palermo Family, Im so sorry for your loss, remember God cares for you, we were not originally created to grown old get sick and die, but God promises to step in, and reverse the imperfections we life with.Revelation 21:3,4 “And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Jehovah God promises us a future here on earth where we can welcome back our loved ones, by means of a resurrection.

  16. Donna and I were sorry to hear of your loss. As with my mother, I say to remember that he lived a good, full life. He was loved by many and a friend to even more. On this little speck in the universe, that is more than anyone can hope for.

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