OBITUARY

Junius "Neg" Romero

January 15, 1932July 14, 2018
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COTEAU - A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Junius “Neg” Romero at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Father Brian Harrington will be the celebrant. Mr. Romero will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 pm until time of services, with the Men’s Rosary Group leading the Rosary at 7:00 pm Monday.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Junius passed away peacefully Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 15, 1932 to the late Nora and Edmae Touchet Romero, Junius was one of two children. He began work as a crane operator for the City of New Iberia when he was a young man and continued working for the city until his retirement. Junius was a jack of all trades who enjoyed tinkering around in his shop and fixing things. People would often bring their broken items and he would repair and resell them. In his downtime, Junius enjoyed working out in his garden alongside wife. While his wife, Effie, would tend to her flowers, Junius would see to his vegetables. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He survived by his loving wife of 70 years Effie Duhon Romero; children Leroy Romero and wife Brenda Romero of Coteau, Douglas Romero and wife Melba Romero of New Iberia, Linda Good of New Iberia, Brenda Choate and husband John Choate of Coteau, and Connie Chataignier and husband Jude Chataignier of New Iberia; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.

He preceded in death by his parents, Nora and Edmae Touchet Romero; son, Michael James Romero; grandchild, Leland Good; sister, Aliza Romero Maturin; brother in law, Adam Wilson Maturin.

Pallbearers will be Jack Romero, Clay Good, Robert Good, Eric Picard, Dustin Picard, Seth Collet, and Orie Romero.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Maturin, Jude Chataignier, John Choate, Chris Maturin, and Jerry Maturin.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to his caregivers, Linda and Liz, and to the staff of Heart of Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Junius.

To view obituary online and video tribute, and to share memories please visit Mr. Romero’s memorial page www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Effie Duhon Romero, Wife of 70 years
  • Leroy Romero & Brenda, Son
  • Douglas Romero & Melba, Son
  • Linda Good, Daughter
  • Brenda Choate & John, Daughter
  • Connie Chataignier & Jude, Daughter
  • (14) Fourteen, Grandchildren
  • (28) Twenty-eight, Great Grandchildren
  • Nora & Edmae Touchet Romero, Parents
  • Michael James Romero, Son
  • Leland Good, Grandson
  • Aliza Romero Maturin, Sister
  • Adam Wilson Maturin, Brother-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jack Romero
  • Clay Good
  • Robert Good
  • Eric Picard
  • Dustin Picard
  • Seth Collet
  • Orie Romero
  • Billy Maturin
  • Jude Chataignier
  • John Choate
  • Chris Maturin
  • Jerry Maturin

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Junius "Neg" Romero

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Kelly Chataignier Viator

July 18, 2018

Pop , what a wonderful person you were! Thank you for everything you’ve taught us. I’ve never look at you as my step grandfather. You were always my grandfather! Don’t worry about mom, we will take great care of her. I hope There’s an unlimited supply of broken lawnmowers and golf carts in heaven for you. We will miss you pop! Love you

Angela Guilbeau

July 15, 2018

Will miss you. Hold Sam for me! Love you!

Angela Guilbeau

July 15, 2018

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Angela Guilbeau

July 15, 2018

Love you Pop

Helin Lin

July 15, 2018

Thanks for all the love you gave to us ! We never forget the time when we spent with you ! We are not from New Iberia ,but you and Effie make us feel home over there . We are going to miss you

Brenda Choate

July 15, 2018

Daddy,
You have been my best bud my whole life! Thank you for all your support and love you’ve given me. I’ll forever be grateful for God blessing me as your daughter. It was a pleasure to love and take care of you. I can’t wait for the day we are reunited. I know you will be waiting with your loving arms wide open. Until then, I promise to take care of mom, work as hard as I can, and truly be happy the rest of my life. I love you always and forever!
Sweetie

Connie Chataignier

July 15, 2018

To the best father a daughter could have, I’ll miss you and love you forever and ever. My heart has a hole that only you have filled my whole life. I love you daddy. Your daughter Connie

FROM THE FAMILY

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COTEAU - A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Junius “Neg” Romero at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Father Brian Harrington will be the celebrant. Mr. Romero will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 pm until time of services, with the Men’s Rosary Group leading the Rosary at 7:00 pm Monday.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Junius passed away peacefully Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 15, 1932 to the late Nora and Edmae Touchet Romero, Junius was one of two children. He began work as a crane operator for the City of New Iberia when he was a young man and continued working for the city until his retirement. Junius was a jack of all trades who enjoyed tinkering around in his shop and fixing things. People would often bring their broken items and he would repair and resell them. In his downtime, Junius enjoyed working out in his garden alongside wife. While his wife, Effie, would tend to her flowers, Junius would see to his vegetables. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He survived by his loving wife of 70 years Effie Duhon Romero; children Leroy Romero and wife Brenda Romero of Coteau, Douglas Romero and wife Melba Romero of New Iberia, Linda Good of New Iberia, Brenda Choate and husband John Choate of Coteau, and Connie Chataignier and husband Jude Chataignier of New Iberia; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.

He preceded in death by his parents, Nora and Edmae Touchet Romero; son, Michael James Romero; grandchild, Leland Good; sister, Aliza Romero Maturin; brother in law, Adam Wilson Maturin.

Pallbearers will be Jack Romero, Clay Good, Robert Good, Eric Picard, Dustin Picard, Seth Collet, and Orie Romero.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Maturin, Jude Chataignier, John Choate, Chris Maturin, and Jerry Maturin.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to his caregivers, Linda and Liz, and to the staff of Heart of Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Junius.

To view obituary online and video tribute, and to share memories please visit Mr. Romero’s memorial page www.evangelinenewiberia.com

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