Carroll Thorguson

September 20, 1945May 2, 2013

Carroll James Thorguson September 20, 1945 – May 2, 2013

Carroll James Thorguson, 67, a native and lifelong resident of Berwick, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette surrounded by his family.

Carroll was a 1963 graduate of Berwick High School and a 1967 graduate of Nicholls State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After college, Carroll joined the family’s marine construction business for 9 years before opening his own real estate business, which became Thorguson Realty, Inc.

In 1972, Carroll was elected to the St. Mary Parish School Board, a position he held until 1986. He was the Board’s president from 1984-1986 and served two terms prior to that as the Board’s vice-president. In 1994, Carroll was appointed to serve on an interim basis as a councilman for the Town of Berwick. For 27 years, Carroll was a member of the Board of Directors of Patterson State Bank.

Carroll was longtime member of the Morgan City Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member and past president of the St. Mary Board of Realtors, as well as a member of both the Louisiana Realtor’s Association and the National Association of Realtors.

For many years Carroll was very active in Berwick youth baseball. He served as both a coach and sponsor of Dixie Youth Baseball and helped to organize and raise funds for the construction of the baseball field at Berwick High School. He was also an avid supporter of LSU athletics. His favorite pastime was visiting with friends on his daily rides around the Town of Berwick.

Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Genevieve Manfre Thorguson of Berwick; one daughter, Karen Trahan and her husband, Mitch of Youngsville; two sons, David Thorguson and his wife, Kimberly of Berwick, and Brian Thorguson and his wife, Amy of Berwick; seven grandsons, Zachery Paul Trahan, Brett Patrick Trahan, Gunnar Douglas Thorguson, Owen Alexander Thorguson, Jackson Griffin Thorguson, Henry Charles Thorguson, and Ian Michael Thorguson; two brothers, Gus Thorguson and Steve Thorguson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Caesar and Camille Thorguson.

The family requests that visitation be observed Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Berwick from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with Monsignor Douglas Courville officiating. Interment will follow in the Berwick Mausoleum.



  • Visitation Sunday, May 5, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 6, 2013


  • Interment

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Julie Guzzetta

May 19, 2013

Gen, so sorry to hear about Carroll. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this sad time. I'll always remember how friendly and funny Carroll was in school and we often joked about having the same birthday just a year apart. I know you'll cherish the fond memories of your life together.

Glyn DuPont

May 16, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about Carroll 's passing. I send you and your family my condolences.

Catherine Loupe

May 8, 2013

Mr. Carroll was a great man! My mother worked for him for 12 years. Over the years he became like family. We will all miss seeing him in the office, riding down the street, and sharing stories about school/life! We will miss you Mr. Carroll!

Leah Savoie

May 7, 2013

Karen, you and your family are all in my prayers at this very difficult time.

Bo & Frances Kerr

May 6, 2013

Gen, our prayers go out to you and your children at this sad time. Carroll will be deeply missed.

Gerry LeBlanc

May 6, 2013

David, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your dad.

Debbie Stevens

May 6, 2013

Prayers are going out to your entire family. May Mr. Carroll rest in peace and may the memories you have of your time together help to bring you comfort and peace. Mr. Carroll was a very sweet and nice man. I worked with him on many occassions during my time at Teche Federal.

Colleen Orgeron Curtis

May 6, 2013

Aunt Gen,

I am so saddened by the news of Uncle Carroll. I am sorry it didn't work out for me to come in and give you a hug and kiss in person at this sorrowful time for you. I have been remembering the way Uncle Carroll would greet me whenever we would see each other. I can also hear him in his voice saying, "Hey girl! How have you been?"

I recently looked at some old photos of when I was a baby. You and Uncle Carroll were with us at Christmas...I couldn't have been anymore than 2 at the time.

Sending a huge hug and kiss to you, David, Karen, Brian, Stevie, and Gus,

Jeff, Angelique, Anna and luc Leleux

May 6, 2013

Mrs Gen, Karen, David, Bug, Kim and Amy. I found out about mr carrol before boarding a flt which will prevent me from attending the funeral. Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences. I will have you in my prayers.

Louise Plessala

May 5, 2013

Gen, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I know 'Shack' will be missed by many who are still here along side you, your children & grandchildren. May God give you all comfort now and forever.