Leo Romero

8 January, 193929 September, 2021

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Leo Romero, age 82, at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Msgr. Robert Romero will officiate. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 9:00 am until the service time. A rosary will be prayed by the Men’s Rosary Group at 11:00 am.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Romero passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Ochsner Lafayette Medical Center.

Born on January 8, 1939 to the late Edmar and Duciel Romero, Leo was one of four children. He was a kind and loving man who enjoyed the simple things in life. Leo was happy and content watching his favorite western shows on TV (many of which he could recite word for word), doing carpentry work, and spending time with family and friends. He was a dedicated truck driver and drove cross-country for Trappeys for several years. Leo will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Lou Bernard Romero; children, Ricky Romero (Charlotte), Tammy Marshall (Mike), Cynthia Romero, and Tina Romero; brothers, Joe Romero (Jenny), and Steve Romero (Debbie); sister, Rita Fritz (Chester); grandchildren, Wendy Kelly, Tibby Clark, Brandon Clark, Stephanie Clark, and Damion LaBiche; and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Mike Marshall, Jody Schaubert, David Fritz, Damion LaBiche, Anthony Bourque, and Troy Romero.

Honorary pallbearer will be Alan “Snake” Dauterive.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Mary Lou Bernard Romero, Loving Wife of 61 years
  • Ricky Romero (Charlotte), Son
  • Tammy Marshall (Mike), Daughter
  • Cynthia Romero, Daughter
  • Tina Romero, Daughter
  • Joe Romero (Jenny), Brother
  • Steve Romero (Debbie), Brother
  • Rita Frtiz (Chester), Sister
  • Wendy Kelly, Grandchild
  • Tibby Clark, Grandchild
  • Brandon Clark, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Clark, Grandchild
  • Damion LaBiche, Grandchild
  • Edmar and Duciel Romero, Parents (deceased)

  • Mike Marshall
  • Jody Schaubert
  • David Fritz
  • Damion LaBiche
  • Anthony Bourque
  • Troy Romero
  • Alan "Snake" Dauterive


  • Visitation

    Friday, 1 October , 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, 1 October , 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, 1 October , 2021


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Frances Romero Thibodeaux

8 October 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss Cynthia Romero, Rita Fritz, Joe Romero, Steve Romero and the rest of the Romero family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Wanda Schaubert

30 September 2021

My best memories was when he would come to Florida or wherever we where stationed at and drop us off trappeys and hotsauce items from home...always smiling and joking rest easy unk

Carolyn Vice

29 September 2021

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Mary Lou and her family. May God provide comfort and healing during this difficult time. May Mr. Leo Rest In Peace.

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