Claude Joseph Rome, 87, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a resident of Grand Isle, and a native of Plaquemine, passed away at 3:15 a.m. November 22, 2014 at his home.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 29 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine at 11:30 a.m. until mass at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will be in Grace Memorial Park Mausoleum.
He is survived by children, April Babin and husband Harry Babin, Vikki Rome Tonguis and husband Thomas Tonguis, Jr. and son CZ Rome and wife Christina Rome; sister, Theresa Hebert; grandchildren, Adam Albarado, Anthony Albarado, Kyle Tonguis, Marcus Tonguis, Bradley Tonguis, Jessie Rome, Kevin Rome, Ashley Rome, Rhianna Rome; 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ludger Jean and Marie Therese Rome Rome; son, Donavan; sisters, Hazel Trosclair, Earline Berthelot, Thelma Abadie; brothers, Lovincy, Louis, Harold, Ludger III, Ronald, Clarence and Lester Rome.
He lived a very good and exciting life traveling and working in many foreign countries retiring from oversees but still too young to give up. He left Plaquemine when he was 21 years old to work in Venezuela staying several years. Upon returning he opened a dry cleaning business in Port Allen (which is a town he dearly loved). He lived in Port Allen 6 years but still had overseas on his mind so he went to Vietnam, Iran, Spain and other countries. He ended up in Africa where he stayed for some time.
He then went to Grand Isle where he owned and operated Rome's lounge and enjoyed out his life.
Special thanks go to St. Joseph Hospice.
Posted on Wed, November 26, 2014
by The Lafourche Gazette