Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA


Thomas Damian Romero

August 4, 1959June 25, 2020

Thomas Damian Romero, a 60-year-old native of New Iberia, LA, passed away unexpectedly while recuperating from hip surgery at his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on June 25, 2020.

Thomas is the son of the late Paul Romero, Jr. of New Iberia and Rosemary Bigler Romero of Franklin. He is survived by his son Daniel Romero and his siblings, Jerry Romero and his wife Irma who live in Suffern, NY; Cathy Romero Sargent and her husband Glenn who live in Richardson, TX; Fr. Mario Romero who is pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA; Stephen Romero and his wife Tammy who live in Lafayette, LA; and Pat Romero and his wife Yvonne who live in Lafayette, LA. Thomas has 7 nieces and nephews.

Thomas was a 1977 graduate of Catholic High School in New Iberia, LA, and a 1981 graduate of USL in Lafayette, LA.

While studying at USL, Thomas took a Spanish immersion class where he went to Mexico for a time to be immersed in the Spanish language. While in Mexico, he met his future wife, Cristina Marti, whom he married a few years later. Thomas and Cristina had one son, Daniel, who still lives and works in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Thomas loved his son, Daniel, with all of his heart.

Thomas lived and worked in Mexico most of his adult life in the financial arena for various international companies that had offices in Mexico.

Thomas was a very social person who loved to visit and socialize with friends. In his younger years, he was quite the dancer! He was very devoted to his Catholic faith and loved Jesus, trying his best to live out his Christian beliefs in his everyday life. Thomas was very family-oriented and tried his best to keep in touch with his family back in the United States.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Friday from 10:00 am until 10:45 am followed by A Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Friday, July 10, 2020 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Iberia. Fr. Mario Romero will be the Celebrant, with Fr. Buddy Breaux as homilist. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Thomas’ name to the Endowment Fund at Catholic High School in New Iberia, LA.

The Romero family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and loving support during this difficult time. In facing the tough challenge of burying our brother, we remember the words of Jesus: “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” (John 16: 33) Please give Mom and Dad a hug and a kiss from us, Thomas! We love you and long to be reunited together again in heaven as a family, looking upon the face of our Lord Jesus Christ!


  • Daniel Romero, Son
  • Jerry Romero (Irma), Brother
  • Cathy Romero Sargent (Glenn), Sister
  • Fr. Mario Romero, Brother
  • Stephen Romero (Tammy), Brother
  • Pat Romero (Yvonne), Brother
  • Rosemary Bigler Romero, Mother (deceased)
  • Paul Romero, Jr., Father (deceased)


10 July


10:00 am - 10:45 am

St Peter's Catholic Church

108 E Saint Peter St
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560

10 July

A Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

St Peter's Catholic Church

108 E Saint Peter St
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560


Thomas Damian Romero

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Marisol Moreno

July 7, 2020

I am grateful to have met Thomas, always kind, always smiling.
I will miss you.
Prayers and light for he and his family.

Alejandra Zarco

July 7, 2020

I will miss the one-hour phone calls with him, we shared a lot of funny moments, meals and long talks during our working hours.
I extend love and prayers to his family.

Patricia Grigsby

July 6, 2020

Thomas was my first friend and my trainer in my job with OpenLegacy. Over the phone he taught me what needed to be done and why, with great patience, plenty of explanation, and wonderful doses of humor. He always encouraged me to do the work with complete honesty and thoroughness, even if it took a lot longer than cutting corners. We became great friends, even though we did not meet in person for 2 1/2 years. When we finally met in Israel in December of 2019, it was for me like meeting a long-lost brother. I miss him very much. I had been looking forward to many more years of working with him.

Zara Fernández

July 2, 2020

Thomas was an extraordinary person. I extend love and prayers to all.

Andre LaBauve

July 1, 2020

My sympathy to the Romero Family - you are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Seb Patout

July 1, 2020

Thomas was an all-around great guy; through elementary and high school, I don’t think that Thomas ever had a bad day. He was highly intelligent, worldly, mannered, thoughtful with a kind-soul, and always wore a smile. Those that mistook those qualities for weakness would quickly learn that he was assertive and stood up for himself. Thomas will be missed.

Charlie Guilbeau

June 29, 2020

Father Mario, Paula and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We know that Jesus is with you and we offer our prayers.

Dorothea Sonnier

June 29, 2020

My sympathy to Fr Mario n family my prayers are with y’all RIP Thomas

Antoinette Lasseigne

June 29, 2020

Fly high To-Mas! Deepest condolences to the entire family😍