Minus Martin (Moe Moe) Romero
1928 ~ 2014
Minus Martin (Moe Moe) Romero, 84, of Jackson Drive, Biloxi, Mississippi passed away on March 4, 2014 at home after a long illness.
Minus was born October 4, 1928 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Clodias "Bill" William Romero and Clemontine Marie Boudreaux Romero. He was the fourth child of five including Lillie Mae Breaux, Alcide (Pompy) Romero, Inez Frentz, and Joyce Cunningham.
On May 21, 1958 he married Gail Anna Derouen Romero at Saint Michael's Catholic Church and had three sons Ricky Romero, David Romero, and Kurt Romero.
While in school Minus worked as a Bellhop for the Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi. After Graduating from Biloxi High School in 1948 he joined the Army on July 21, 1954 and was stationed in Bordeaux, France. Upon returning from the service he became the owner and operator of Gulf Coast Cleaners. After closing the cleaners he became a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service from which he retired.
He was an active man most of his life. In high school, he played football and basketball. His teammates nicknamed him "Moe Moe". During different times of his life he enjoyed playing softball, bowling, and golf. He and Gail were accomplished dancers. Minus enjoyed Mardi Gras. He was once crowned King of Bon Vivant Carnival Ball and was involved in many other carnival balls.
Minus had a great sense of humor and a gregarious personality. He rarely met a person that did not become a friend. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and his many friends.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gail; their sons, Ricky and his wife, Ramona of Gulfport, MS, David and his wife, Nina of Biloxi, MS, and Kurt and his wife, Maria Cristina of Garland, TX and his sister, Joyce Cunninghan of Biloxi, MS; grandchildren, Scott, Amanda (Ricky), Kirstie, Michael, Britany, James, Ashley (David), Monica, William, and Jessica (Kurt); and eleven great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents Clodias "Bill" and Clemontine and his siblings, Lillie Mae, Alcide, and Inez.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where friends may visit one hour prior. Burial will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery. The Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Sun Herald on Mar. 7, 2014