Evangeline Funeral Home

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Howard Joseph Romero Jr.

March 2, 1947March 21, 2020

New Iberia – Howard Joseph Romero, Jr., a native of Erath and longtime resident of New Iberia, passed away peacefully Saturday March 21, 2020 at Landmark of Acadiana surrounded by his loving family. He was 73. Howard was born March 2, 1947 in Erath to the late Joseph Howard Romero, Sr. and the late Inez Simon Romero.

Howard was a proud veteran of the United States Army and Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War. He has worked in many facets of business and always in a management role. His ability to manage businesses led him to one of his favorite pastimes of coaching in sports. Howard actively coached his daughter in many sports, and even coached while serving in Vietnam. He was an avid Saints and LSU Tigers fan. His greatest passion and most proud moment in his life was the birth of his daughter, Kristi whom he affectionately called “My Baby”. He lived his life for her and was so very proud when his baby received her Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. Howard leaves a legacy of love that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Rest well Howard. Until we meet again.

Survivors include his daughter Kristi Romero; his grandson, Kaleb James Deshotel; his sister and brothers, Evelyn Menard, Presley Romero (Fonda) and Preston Romero (Dot); his Godson, Rickey Romero; his sisters-in-law, Gloria Romero and Mary Ann Michout; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and Dennis Romero; brother-in-law, Andrew Menard; and sister-in-law, Ruby Maitre Soignier.

Private services will be held for Howard and he will be laid to rest at Holy Family Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Rickey Romero, Tim Poe, Mike Arceneaux, Kurt Menard, Brian Menard and Mark Romero.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Lourdes Hospice, and to the staff of Landmark of Acadiana, especially Kathy and Taylor, for their care and compassion shown.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Howard’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your condolences and memories.

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


  • Kristi Romero, Daughter
  • Kaleb James Deshotel, Grandson
  • Presley Romero (Fonda), Brother
  • Preston Romero (Dot), Brother
  • Evelyn Menard, Sister
  • Rickey Romero, Godson
  • Gloria Romero, Sister-in-law
  • Mary Ann Michout, Sister-in-law
  • Joseph Howard Romero, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Inez Simon Romero, Mother (deceased)
  • Walter Romero, Brother (deceased)
  • Dennis Romero, Brother (deceased)
  • Andrew Menard, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Ruby Maitre Soignier, Sister-in-law (deceased)

  • Rickey Romero
  • Tim Poe
  • Mike Arceneaux
  • Kurt Menard
  • Brian Menard
  • Mark Romero
  • Presley Romero, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Preston Romero, Honorary Pallbearer


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Howard Joseph Romero Jr.

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Linda Poirrier

March 23, 2020


I am so sorry for your loss, I know how much your dad loved you. Prayers for you and your family. Love you Ms. Linda & Mr. Brady.

Laurie Maturin

March 22, 2020

Words cannot express the heartfelt pain at seeing that Mr. Howard has passed away. He was my boss at Inn of Iberia Motel. We were more than just boss and employee. We had a wonderful friendship. Mr. Howard was like a Dad to me. I took care of him at the motel when he first became ill . We had a special bond. He worried about me and I worried about him. It's crazy because I sent him a text on Wednesday to let him know I was thinking about him. He was a great boss that ran a tight ship which taught me discipline. I appreciated that. I cooked for him often His favorite meal was fried pork chop and mashed potatoes. I loved watching football games with him on Sundays. A great friend, boss, and individual .

Much love , Laurie Maturin