Nelson "Gin" Romero, Sr.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at a 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Melancon Funeral Home in Carencro for Nelson "Gin" Romero, Sr., age 88, who passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 at 12:25 a.m. at Magnolia Estates in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Scott. The Rev. Bill Melancon, pastor of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Mr. Romero was a native of Rayne and a longtime resident of Scott. He was a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott.

Survivors include his wife of sixty five years, Alma Domingue Romero, of Scott; one son, Nelson Romero, Jr. and his wife, RaeAnn, of Lafayette; two daughters, Barbara Couvillion of Lafayette and Monique Romero of Scott; seven grandchildren, Darren Romero and his wife, Pauline, of Rayne, Rachael LeBlanc and her husband, Wayne, of Knoxville, TN, Troy Lavergne of Duson, Michelle Lavergne of Morrow, Mitchell Romero, Jr. of Rayne, Melissa Romero of Ossun, and Meagan Baker of Carencro; nine great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; and one brother, A.J. Romero, Jr. and his wife, Eva, of Duson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Armond Joseph Romero, Sr. and the former Alice Robin, both natives of Rayne; one son, Mitchell Wayne Romero, Sr.; one daughter, Marjorie Ann Romero; three brothers, Whitney, Oran and Gilford R; and six sisters, Agnes, Lena, Nolia, Bell, Grace, and Edna.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. Saturday until service time on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to help defray expenses.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heart of Hospice, the staff at Magnolia Estates for the care given to him and his wife over the past nine years and the fifth floor nursing staff at Lafayette General.

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Melancon Funeral Home, 4615 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements.

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