New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Eric Edward Romero Sr., 87, who passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022.
Rev. Ed Degeyter will be the Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday, and continue on Friday at 8:00 am until 9:30 am.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Thursday.
A lifelong resident of New Iberia, Eric Edward Romero, Sr. was born on October 8, 1934 to the late Edward and Addie Romero. He was a commercial fisherman, and loved being on the water. He enjoyed building his traps and fussing at FOX News. He was an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and a strong supporter of Donald Trump. He was an usher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for 35 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Romero of New Iberia; five daughters, Seret Henry (Randell) of New Iberia, Lynell Comeaux (Buddy) of New Iberia, Vanessa Landry (Chris) of Delcambre, Raquel Gros (Chad) of New Iberia, Regina Massie (Raymond) of Singer, LA; five sons, Eric Edward Romero Jr. (Sandra) of New Iberia, Kardel Romero (Julie) of New Iberia, Todd Dupuis (Mandy) of WV, Sonny Dupuy of New Iberia, Reed Romero, Sr. (Cody Lynn) of New Iberia; two brothers, Lloyd Romero of New Iberia, and Ernest Romero (Bobbie) of Lydia; a sister, Genevieve Price of New Iberia; 31 grandchildren; and 52 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Belinda Romero and Rachelle Romero; a sister, Janet Mestayer; a brother, Murphy Romero; and a great grandchild, Omi Luke Viator.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence "T-Bud" Comeaux, III, Brock Romero, Cye Van Michael Romero, Sage Romero, Bryce Dupuis, and Blake Romero.
Honorary pallbearers are Chad Gros, Cain Romero, Reed Romero, Jr., Cory James Romero, Raymond Massie, and Cagle Derouen.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331).