Rosita Balderrama Porras

  • Born: June 20, 1931
  • Died: January 24, 2013
  • Location: Kenner, Louisiana

St. Bernard Funeral Home

701 W. Virtue Street
Chalmette, LA 70043
Tel. (504) 279-6376

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rosita Balderrama Porras passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the age of 81. She was the cherished wife of the late Oscar Porras. Loving mother of Patricia P. Otts, Yvonne M. Winters, Oscar J. Porras and Salvador E. Porras. Daughter of the late Maria Balcerel and Julio Balderrama. Sister of Alma Fleming and the late Christina Solano, Frances Navis, Al Balderrama and George Balderrama. Proud grandmother of Amanda Tilman, Sarah Porras, Cody Luquet, Tyler Luquet, Bryce Luquet, Alex Winters, Noah Winters, Natalie Porras, Kelly Porras and Chloe Porras. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her 2 great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Rosita was a native of Los Angeles, CA and a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish, before settling in Kenner, LA. She enjoyed many years as a language interpreter for several hospitals. She will be forever remembered as a loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to many, who loved God, loved her family and prayed for the New Orleans Saints.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Thursday, January 31st from 9:00AM – 11:00AM. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Rd., Chalmette, LA beginning at 11:30AM.

Burial will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Rosita to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or 203-229-0464 or


Condolence & Memory Journal


Missing you

Posted by PAUL - river ridge, LA - Son in law   February 20, 2013

We met Rosita when she came to our store. We became friends because we are both in His family. We know she is enjoying His presence & that of her other family members now. She was truly a blessing.

Posted by Donalyn & Mark Bowen - Metairie, LA - Friends   February 01, 2013


I pray that your hearts find confort. Ms. Rosita was an angel from God and she will be truly missed.

Posted by Gwen Taylor - New Orleans, LA   January 31, 2013

We are praying for you and your family that the Lord will give you the "peace that passes all understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." May all of you be comforted in this difficult time.
Tommy & Brenda

Posted by Tommy and Brenda Morse - Covington, LA - Friends   January 31, 2013


I have known Rosita for over 20 years from when she worked at Tulane. We talked practically every week from that point on. She was and still is a very special person to me. She is a lady of the first caliber. Wise to the end but very sensitive on certain matters of the heart. I gave her a Rosary Ring once so she had to get me one which I wear to this day. I not only speak for my self but for all that came in contact with her she will sadly be missed. I will see her again one day and I am sure she will be the same carrying person we all knew. We will miss you,Rosita

Posted by Tommy Green - Bay St. Louis, MS - Friend   January 31, 2013

Cody, Tyler, and Bryce,

My thoughts are with you as you endure the loss of your grandmother. She was a wonderful lady and I will remember her fondly.

Ms. Susan

Posted by Susan Colley - New Orleans, LA - friend   January 29, 2013

From the Porras Family we want to thank all of you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Mom loved people especially those she called family and friends. She was one of a kind who took pride in being called a "Chalmation" and a very devoted Saints Fam. She will be missed by all of us. We love you Abuleta.

Posted by O.J., Mary, Natalie, Kelly, Chloe Porras - The Woodlands, TX - Son and Family   January 29, 2013

To Trisha and all of the Porras, Otts, Winters, and Luquet families,

Please receive my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, Rosita. May her greatness of spirit be remembered and guide you in your lives for the future.

Posted by Susan Colley - New Orleans, LA - friend   January 29, 2013

So sorry for your loss. We were neighbors for 43 years until Katrina moved us away. Love to the family, wish we could be with you, but our health and living so far away doesn't allow us to attend the services. We will keep your family in our prayers, love, Harold & Mary Shields

Posted by Harold & Mary Shields - oak grove, LA - Friend   January 29, 2013

OJ, Patricia, Sal and Yvonne, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a happy, smiling lady and neighbor. I have many happy memories of her, your dad and all of you. We spent many days playing together. I was fortunate to see her several times after Katarina at random places and she always had a smile and hug for me. Your family will be in my prayers, Much Love, Penny

Posted by Penny Shields Rodrigue - Gramercy, LA - Friend   January 28, 2013

I will miss my very good friend. We had many tears and laughs together. She was such a good person and I am blessed to have know and loved her. We shared many things together in the short time she was my neighbor.

Posted by Brenda LeBlanc - Metairie, LA - friend and neighbor   January 28, 2013

Ms. Rosita was a lovely lady. I will miss seeing her everyday. She always was smiling. My prayers go out to her family. Sincerly Peggy (emeritus @ kenner).

Posted by peggy miller - kenner, LA - friend   January 28, 2013

You will be missed. Rest in peace Mom.

Posted by Keith, Yvonne, Alex and Noah - the woodlands, TX - Daughter and Family   January 28, 2013


God saw you getting weary and put his arms around you and brought you home to rest. It broke my heart to lose you Tia Rosita but somehow gives me comfort to know you are surrounded by your brothers and sisters. You will always be in my heart and prayers.

I love you.

Posted by Marilyn - Niece   January 28, 2013

I will miss you always my you always Paul.

Posted by Paul Otts - river ridge, LA - son in law   January 27, 2013


I love you. Miss you so much. I'm sure you are with your family and dad. My heart aches even though I know you are with God.

Posted by Trish Otts - River Ridge, LA - daughter   January 27, 2013

I am sending my deepest and sincere sympathy and condolences. Mrs. Rosita was such a loving, caring and special person. She touched many people with er beautiful smile and caring way. I am sadden to hear of passing. I use to clean your mother's house in St. Bernard for many years. May she rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted by Denise Pellittieri - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   January 27, 2013