Vernet Romero Laperouse

September 22, 1923March 31, 2018

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Vernet Romero Laperouse, 94, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Keith Derouen and Fr. Gary Schexnayder officiating. Stephen Thomas Laperouse and Keith Edmond Laperouse will deliver the eulogy at 9:45 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8:45 a.m at St. Peter’s Catholic Church until time of services.

A native of Loez, she moved to New Iberia as a young girl. She was married to her loving husband of over 50 years Valery Edmond “Brother” Laperouse Jr. together they raised six children.

She is survived by said children: Myra Anne Laperouse Broussard of Crowley; Keith Edmond Laperouse of New Iberia, married to Lonette Foote Laperouse; Lambert Mark Laperouse Sr. of Mandeville, married to Ann Heatherly Laperouse; Stephen Thomas Laperouse of Houston, married to Betty Broussard Laperouse; Adrienne Marie Laperouse Barousse of Lafayette, married to Mac Barousse; and Julie Claire Laperouse Cordell of Alexandria, Virginia, married to Ruffin Cordell; along with eighteen grand-children and twenty-three great grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Valery Edmond Laperouse, Jr.; her parents, Raphael Romero and Regina Comeaux Romero; her brother Aaron Romero; her sisters Mina Romero Fremin and Calley Romero Dugas; and her son in law Patrick L. Broussard

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Lambert Mark Laperouse, Jr., Paul Edmond Laperouse, Alexandre Galaup Laperouse, Christopher Keith Laperouse, Peter Edmond Laperouse, Bradford Thomas Laperouse, Charles Barousse, Blake Barousse, Jack Cordell and honorary pallbearer John Edward Fremin.

Giftbearers are Mary Elizabeth Fahey, Julie Allison Steigleder, Anne Louise Comarda, Heather Laperouse Speizman, Ashley Meredith Laperouse, Elizabeth Laperouse Gilcrease, Elise Barousse Guidry, Corrine Adrienne Cordell and Madeline Leah Cordell.

Her children are most grateful for the love and support given to their mother by her caregivers through the years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to CHS/MCA of New Iberia in their centennial year; Hospice of Acadiana or charity of your choice.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements


  • Valery Edmond Laperouse, Jr., Husband
  • Myra Anne Laperouse Broussard, Daughter
  • Keith Edmond Laperouse & wife Lonette, Son
  • Lambert Mark Laperouse, Sr. & wife Ann, Son
  • Stephen Thomas Laperouse & wife Betty, Son
  • Adrienne Marie Laperouse Barousse & husband Mac, Daughter
  • Julie Claire Laperouse Cordell & husband Ruffin, Daughter
  • Raphael and Regina Comeaux Romero, Parents
  • Aaron Romero, Brother
  • Mina Romero Fremin, Sister
  • Calley Romero Dugas, Sister
  • Patrick L. Broussard, Son-in-law
  • Mrs. Laperouse also leaves behind to cherish her memory eighteen grand-children and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

  • Lambert Laperouse, Jr.
  • Paul Laperouse
  • Alexandre Laperouse
  • Christopher Laperouse
  • Peter Laperouse
  • Bradford Laperouse
  • Charles Barousse
  • Blake Barousse
  • Jack Cordell


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Eulogy Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Vernet Romero Laperouse

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Bill & Sylvia Gruber

April 6, 2018

Keith, Myra, Lambert, Steven, and Family:
Sylvia and I offer our sincere condolences upon the death of your Mother. Our prayers are for her and with all of you. She is now your direct connection with Our Lord in Heaven. God Bless!

Lucy Palmature

April 4, 2018

In this time of sorrow, I come to you to express my deepest sentiments for your loss. Did mom, grandma or great grandma know this person, you might ask? No, she did not, but as a person that believes in what Jesus Christ thought us, I like to extend my sympathy to each and every one losing a loved one to death. I like to encourage everyone to remember the promise given to us in the Bible that says: " and I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." - Acts 24:15; Jesus also reminds us in John 11:25 "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercise faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." Believe and have faith that you will see your loved Ms. Vernet again in the resurrection. In the meantime, please know that the true God sees your pain. Warmest sentiments to you and your family.

Annette Viator

April 2, 2018

Vernet and Valery were such good friends of my parents: I believe Lambert was my dad's godchild? Both your parents were reminders of a generation of decency and honor I still look up to. I'd also like to add that I thought Vernet was one of the best looking women in New Iberia: she was beautiful inside and out. My sincere sympathies to all of you.

Shu Gultek

April 2, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.