Octave Francis DesForges Jr.

May 5, 1925March 3, 2014

Octave Francis DesForges, Jr. passed from this life on the morning of March 3, 2014 with his family at his side and is now enjoying his eternal life with our Lord. He was 88 years of age. Beloved husband of Homerine “Tweet” Goff DesForges since 1951. Father of John L. DesForges (Sheila), Ted F. DesForges, Mary D. Gee (Charles), Elizabeth D. Perrin, and Stephen T. DesForges (Stephanie). Grandfather of John Ross, Emily, and Sophie DesForges, Jonathan, Benjamin, A.J., and Sarah Begault, Daisy Perrin, and Step-Grandfather to Patrick Beatty. Son of the late Octave F. DesForges and Vivian Wilken DesForges. Born and raised in New Orleans and a resident of Metairie, LA since 1964. He was an active parishoner and Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis Xavier parish and a long time retreatant at Manressa House of Retreats. After completing his education at Tulane University, he designed ships for the Higgins Boat Company during WWII, then excelled in local radio and movie theater management for many years, and in later years retired from Boudreaux’s Jewelers. Relatives and friends are invited to participate in the Funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA, on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of service, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Manresa House of Retreats, PO Box 89, Convent, LA 70723. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 8, 2014

Octave Francis DesForges Jr.

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Beth DesForges, daughter

April 26, 2015

Dad...its been more than a year since you were called home. I miss you so much it hurts. Thank you for being my dad and grandfather to my children. They all love you so much and wish you were still with us. I know you are no longer in pain and that you are watching over all of us. I know you are with MaMa, PaPa, and Totter. Please know how much we love and miss you. We will take care of Mom. She misses you in her heart, I know. I miss you and will see you again some day.

Cristina DeMichiel

March 26, 2014

Steve, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

David and Candy Berniard

March 9, 2014

Miss Tweet and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Octave. My mom and dad both loved him and treasured his friendship. We will miss him dearly. It is hard to believe he and my mom passed away on the same day. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Sheila Sellers DesForges

March 8, 2014

Octave, I miss you so much already. Boy would we be having a talk and a laugh today! My head can't grasp the thought of you not being here but my heart and faith knows you have the best seat in the house! Thank you for teaching me about life, faith, the love of family, the gift of true friends, and mostly the love of your son, John. Surround us today with your wings of Angels and keep us all in your prayers (and in-check! Ha) as we struggle through today. Thank you God for the grace and love of this wonderful man. Dad we'll have a chat tonight and I'll bring your favorite scotch. I love you always, say Hi to my family although I know that you already have.
Sheila S. DesForges, daughter-in-law

Anne Saenz Galiano

March 8, 2014

I am sorry to hear about this loss to your family. Mr. Octave was a good man, kind , gentle & loving. He is in heaven, for certain. May God's peace comfort you at this time,

ida m amiss

March 7, 2014

Tweet,to you and your family my sincere sympathy for your loss.Octave was always so pleasent and gracious whenever we would meet.Faith family and good memories help at time of sorrow Ida Mae Amiss

Jan Chamberlain Chategnier

March 7, 2014

We were neighbors, you were my boss at the Sena Mall theatre, we were friends - thanks for all those great memories!
My mom used to enjoy watching your two youngest play as it reminded her of Craig and I - say hi to her and dad for us...

Alice Knox Comstock

March 7, 2014

Steve and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Now Dad is soaring with the angels in Paradise enjoying nothing but peace and joy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Alice
McGlinchey, Stafford

Kenneth Cowie

March 6, 2014

John and Family, Sorry to read about you Father. Please accept my sincere condolences on his passing and may your memories of him all be happy ones.

Mary Gambill

March 6, 2014


So sorry to learn of your dad's passing. May the knowledge that he is enjoying his new life in God' s presence give you and your family comfort.

God bless