Mazel Gardemal Romero

October 17, 1936April 21, 2012

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mazel Gardemal Romero, age 75, at 10:00 am Monday, April 23, 2012 at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia on Sunday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Monday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

A native of St. Martinville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Romero passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Dauterive Hospital, with her family at her side.

Mazel was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family and tending to their needs. She had a passion for working in her yard and tending to all of her beautiful flowers and plants. She was the type of person to never meet a stranger and was a caregiver to many throughout the years.

She leaves behind many fond memories that will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Lester J. Romero, Sr. of New Iberia; her children, Darlene B. Robinson and husband Steve of New Iberia, Sharon R. Moss and husband Bob and Karen R. Chaney and husband Glenn of Montgomery, TX, Ronald “Bookie” Boutte and wife Anna of Loreauville, Les Romero Jr. and wife Cindy of St. Martinville, Karl Boutte and wife Tina of Arkansas, Carolyn R. Simar and husband Joey of New Iberia, Marilyn R. Neal and husband Wayne of Grenada, MS, and Craig J. Boutte and wife Alice of New Iberia; 27 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; a brother, Curtis Gardemal of Coteau Holmes; and her sisters, Daisy Laviolette and Theresa Barras of Catahoula, and Shirley Guidry of St. Martinville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of first marriage, Gerald “Toke” Boutte; parents, Marcel Gardemal, Sr. and Linda Dugas Gardemal; and her siblings, Hazel Stevens, Juanita Gardemal, and Marcel Gardemal, Jr.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • Rosary Service Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, April 23, 2012

Mazel Gardemal Romero

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Karen Beard Baudoin

April 27, 2012

To Darla & family, I'm so sorry to hear of your moms' passing. We will keep you & all in our prayers'.

Melissa Chaney

April 24, 2012

I wish I could be there to say my last goodbye to you maw maw, but I know I will see you again one day. I love you and miss you so much. You have been such a blessing in my life and many more. You will never be forgotten, and will remain in each of our hearts forever, along with the many great memories. We will always have a beautiful angel watching over us. I am so sad I can not be there. I send you all my love.

Kat and David Decuir

April 23, 2012

Mr. Lester, Bookie, Darlene, Karl, Les, Sharon, Karen, Carolyn, Marilyn, Craig , spouse and grandchildren, We are so very saddened to hear of Mrs. Mazel's death, but more saddened that we just found out now! Please accept our deepest sympathy as we know just how special she was and how much she loved each of you! I know God has welcomed her into Heaven already and may your many memories sustain you all! Love, Kat and Mousie Decuir

Baronica MIgues

April 23, 2012

Carolyn sorry about your lost. Will keep you in my prays. Love Baronica and Rendy

Vicky Bonin

April 23, 2012

Darlene and family, our deepest sympathy to all of you and our prayers are with you. May your fond memories help you in this time of sorrow. God Bless All of You, Vicky and Johnny Bonin

Sarah Chaney

April 23, 2012

I am so sad that I will not be able to attend the funeral of my grandmother. I love her and miss her so much already. I wish to be able to be with my family right now but I am sending my love and prayers from Austin, Tx. I love you maw maw! I know you will be watching over us from heaven.

Eddie & Sibyl Shook

April 23, 2012

To Uncle Lester and all his children--I"m so very sorry to hear of Aunt Mazel's passing. My heart goes out to y'all in this time of sorrow. Aunt Mazel was a wonderful and loving person. She always had a smile on her face and welcomed everyone into her life and her home. We will miss her deeply.

Kathy Landry

April 23, 2012

To the Romero and Boutte family, you have my sincere sympathies. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Mazel and family growing up. She will be missed. I am praying for you and hope you find comfort in the day's ahead.

Michele Clark-Pirane

April 22, 2012

Carolyn and Marilyn .. So sorry for your loss -
Will keep yall in my prayers ...

Kenton Romero

April 22, 2012

To my Uncle Lester and the rest of the Romero's, the Romero's here in Lumberton send our condolences and prayers for you and your/our family.