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1 of 17 | Posted by: PAUL - river ridge, LA

“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...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Donalyn & Mark Bowen - Metairie, LA

“I pray that your hearts find confort. Ms. Rosita was an angel from God and she will be truly missed. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Gwen Taylor - New Orleans, LA

“OJ- 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...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Tommy and Brenda Morse - LA

“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...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Tommy Green - Bay St. Louis, MS

“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...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Colley - New Orleans, LA

“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...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: O.J., Mary, Natalie, Kelly, Chloe Porras - TX

“To Trisha and all of the Porras, Otts, Winters, and Luquet families, Please receive my deepest condolences for the loss of your mother,...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Susan Colley - New Orleans, LA

“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...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Harold & Mary Shields - oak grove, LA

“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...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Penny Shields Rodrigue - Gramercy, LA

“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...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda LeBlanc - Metairie, LA

“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 @...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: peggy miller - kenner, LA

“You will be missed. Rest in peace Mom. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Keith, Yvonne, Alex and Noah - TX

“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...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Marilyn - Niece

“I will miss you always my rainbow.....love you always Paul. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Otts - river ridge, LA

“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. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Trish Otts - River Ridge, LA

“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...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Denise Pellittieri - Ponchatoula, LA


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 www.themmrf.org.