Captain Dennis F. Turgeau peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday November 7, 2020 at the age of 75.
Preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Short Turgeau and his parents Gustave and Lillian Turgeau.
He is survived by his loving companion, Louise Simmons, his children, Melissa Marks Jennings (Tony), Shannon Marks (Allison), Kerri Lynn Turgeau (Bryan) and Heather Simmons Clapp (Tommy). He was the proud PoPo of Alex & Taylor Jennings, Caroline, Molly & Alvin Marks, William (Elizabeth), Jacob, Matthew & Michael Clapp. He proudly served in the U.S Navy. He was commissioned as a Crescent River Port Pilot in 1978 and served until his retirement in 2005. He was an avid golfer (member of TPC), fisherman (member of Metro Bass Masters Fishing Club) and Mr fix-it, who could repair anything. He was an accomplished musician who entertained many with his talent. He never hesitated to steal the mic and make everyone’s night. For those that knew him, he was not the most soft spoken person but that is what was loved about him. If you ever met him, you would never forget him and he will certainly never be forgotten by us.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences at www.greenwoodfh.com
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.