Allen Henry Desorcie

May 23, 1937March 21, 2018

Allen Henry Desorcie departed from this life to join his heavenly Father on the evening of March 21, 2018, due to ill health. Allen was born in Highgate Center, Vermont on May 23, 1937 to Philias S. Desorcie and Gladys I. (Lothian) Desorcie. After graduating from Catholic high school and attending two years of college, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Allen was Honorably Discharged in January 1962. Allen married Patricia Ann Ouimette on August 25, 1962 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Highgate Center, Vermont.

In 1975, Allen and family moved to Austin, Texas for work. Allen worked for Glastron Boat Company and Electro-Mechanic Company. Allen was installed as an Acolyte at St. Louis Catholic Church and then was ordained as Permanent Deacon for the Austin Diocese in July 1988. He became the Parish Business Administrator in 1998 for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, retiring from that position in May of 2007. Allen was a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #12522 in Andice, Texas. Allen has been very active in his entire church ministry.

Allen was predeceased by his parents and brother, Joseph Desorcie.

Allen is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia; children, Lynne Cardenas of Round Rock, Texas, Judith Desorcie of Raleigh, North Carolina, Michael Desorcie and wife Jayne of Rochester, Minnesota and Sandra Vranich and husband Rob of Round Rock, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother Daniel Desorcie and wife Judy of St. Albans, Vermont; and sisters, Elaine Boudreau of Essex Junction, Vermont and Martha DeCoigne and husband Ronald of St. Albans, Vermont.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 6:00 P.M. at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9500 Neenah Avenue, Austin, Texas 78717 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. Graveside service to follow at Cook-Walden Capital Park Cemetery, 14501 North Interstate Highway 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the: American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.


  • Gladys I. (Lothian) Desorcie, Mother
  • Philias S. Desorcie, Father
  • Patricia Desorcie, Wife
  • Lynne Cardenas, Daughter
  • Judith Desorcie, Daughter
  • Michael Desorcie, Son
  • Jayne Desorcie, Daughter-in-law
  • Sandra Vranich, Daughter
  • Rob Vranich, Son-in-law
  • Daniel Desorcie, Brother
  • Judy Desorcie, Sister-in-law
  • Elaine Boudreau, Sister
  • Martha DeCoigne, Sister
  • Ronald DeCoigne, Brother-in-law
  • Joseph Desorcie, Brother
  • Mr. Desorcie also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • John Paul Cardenas
  • Christopher Cardenas
  • Kathryn Cardenas
  • Vincent Cervantez
  • Andrew Desorcie
  • Rob Vranich II

  • American Cancer Socity
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Allen Henry Desorcie

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Sr. Rita Mawn

April 2, 2018

Sympathy to the family from the class of St. Mary's 1954. God bless you all
From Sister Rita Mawn
St. Albans Vt.

Dan Desorcie

March 31, 2018

What a nice photo of Allen in one of his favorite spots, his wonderfull porch. I have so many fond memories of our chats and occassional Captain's on that porch. My only regret is I'd had more opportunities to spend time with him.
From the wonderful tributes and beautifull final services, it's very obvious he touched and enriched many folks in his adopted home of Texas.
To Pat and children, may time make the days go easier. He will never be forgotten.
I will miss you, my brother, all the days of my life.
May God grant him eternal rest and happiness.

Doug Brier

March 29, 2018

Only knew Allen for a year while working for him at Fonda in St. Albans Vermont. Great person to work for. My condolences to Pat and family.

Ray Lambert

March 28, 2018

Patrica and Family: I extend to you my prayers and condolences on the passing of Allen. We go way back to our preschool days in Highgate, Vermont. We started school in first grade and he skipped second grade right into third. After that, it was catch up time for me. We attended Saint Mary's High School in Saint Albans where Allen was the catcher and I was one of the few pitchers on the baseball team. He was a fine catcher who kept this wild southpaw from throwing too many errant pitches. One of my favorite memories of Allen was how some of the older high school girls doted on Allen. They really liked him. It was obvious, and he thoroughly enjoyed the attention. No way could I catch up with him in that area.

Priscilla Driskill

March 26, 2018

Prayers of comfort for all. It's never easy to lose a loved one. We hope that he is sitting in heaven now and looking down at us with love. The few times we've seen Deacon Allen recently, it always brought a smile to see him and be able to say hello. We will miss him also. Our deepest condolences to his family and closest friends.

will houston

March 26, 2018

Allen was a class guy who I knew well for many years, and I regret I didn't reach out more in later years, as I have thought of him often.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

God speed, Will Houston

Michael and Barbara Forbes

March 24, 2018

Wonderful Deacon Allen, cherished mentor, perpetual smile, twinkle in the eye, and abiding good humor. Thank you for your example, your deep, abiding faith and generous heart!

We are full of sorrow for your passing, even as we know you rest now in the arms of Jesus. Our sincere, heartfelt sympathies to Pat and all the family. You are in our prayers. His was a life well lived; well done good and faithful servant!

Debbie and Bill Glendenning

March 23, 2018

We have so many warm memories of Deacon Allen. Such a warm, easy going faith filled man. Really enjoyed so many talks with him. God bless and God speed. Heaven is rejoicing today. Our sincere heartfelt sympathy to Pat and family.