Mrs. Louisa Vilma Rivero Romero passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the age of 91, surrounded by family and cherished friends.
Louisa is preceded in death by her parents, Jose Tomas Rivero, Amy Louise Peters Rivero; step-mother, Leonilla Weir Rivero; her beloved husband, Julian Ambrose Romero; her children, Francis Romero, and Pedro Romero; her siblings Janice Rivero, Carlos Rivero, Norma Rivero, Juana Delhommer; brothers-in-law Richard Cochrane, Eugene Hickey, and John Delhommer; grandson Jared Romero.
Louisa is survived by her children, Janice Romero Leslie, Felice Romero Hunter, Jose (Kathy) Romero, Demetrio Romero, Dominic (Becky) Romero, Luke (Tanya) Romero; her siblings Elba Rivero Hickey, Marina Rivero Cochrane, and Rose Rivero; sister-in-law Mary Rivero; grandchildren Michelle (Clayten) Burns, Jason Romero, Daniel (Jaqueline) Romero, Shauna (Josh) Laureman, Lauren Romero, Justin (Rachael) Romero, Mitchell Hunter, Paul Leslie, Lindsey Lomenzo, Emily Ferrufino, Conner Romero, Dawson Romero, and Madison Romero. Great-Grandchildren Brogan, Liam, Jonah, Doris Paulina, Julian, Brian, Kaylee, Charles and Riley; cherished friends Chole Majarrez, Jean Bernard, Sonya Bradley, Josie Eusey and Mary Duckert.
Louisa was born on May 18, 1928 in Belize City, Belize. She was a scholarship student and graduated from St. Catherine’s Academy in Belize City in 1944. She married her beloved husband Julian in 1948. They were blessed with eight children while living in Belize. The couple moved to New Orleans in 1970 and their children followed in 1971. During her career, Louisa worked for New York Life, The Visiting Nurses Assoc. and finished out her career and retired from Pan American Life.
Louisa was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church on Canal Street for 50 years. She was a hard-working and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and community member. Louisa was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and was a member of the Daughters of the British Empire, Elizabethan Chapter and the Belize Assoc. of Louisiana.
For those attending Louisa’s services, the family request that they wear a touch of green in her honor. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 12 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in St. Patrick #1 Cemetery. JACOB SCHOEN & SON in charge of the arrangements.
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