Rome, Ulysse Joseph Jr.

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He was preceded in death by parents Ulysses Joseph Rome, Sr. and Ida Oubre Rome, and grandparents, Clebert and Lese LeBlanc Oubre and Louis and Sidonia Gaudin Rome.  He is survived by his devoted sister, Ida Mae Rome Alonzo and her husband, Earl Paul Alonzo, Sr., and nephew E. Paul Alonzo, Jr., all of Baton Rouge; nephew, Dennis L. Alonzo of New Orleans; and devoted niece, Janet Kay Alonzo Fulmer, her husband, Kenneth R. Fulmer, Jr., and beloved great-nephew, Tyler Paul Fulmer all also of Baton Rouge; a number of loving godchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He retired from Ethyl Corporation in 1983 after having worked in Administration there for 35 years.  He excelled in South Louisiana French cooking, was a dedicated gardener, a long-time family historian and genealogist, enjoyed traveling, fishing, and spending time with his immediate family, many cousins, and wide circle of friends and acquaintances.  He was in his forty-third consecutive year of his life-time membership in The Gautreau-Williams American Legion Post 81, a long time member of the East Ascension Genealogical and Heritage Society; a volunteer with the Catholic Church Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives Department, helping research early sacramental records for its published abstracts volumes; and a long-time volunteer with the Gonzales Jambalaya Association with his very dear friends of many years, Cobby and Elsie Walker.  Fluent in French, he traveled to France with the Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs, and participated in the hosting of French visitors to Louisiana.

Pallbearers were Tyler Fulmer, Paul Alonzo, Dennis Alonzo, Kenneth Fulmer, Howard “Buck” Oubre, and Floyd Gegenheimer. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Oubre, Sr., A.J. Roussel, and Ken LeGleu.