Louis Victor Trochesset

March 1, 1941 - January 18, 2018
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Louis Victor Trochesset, 76, of Galveston, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at UTMB Jennie Sealy Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was born March 1, 1941, in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Kirwin High School. Louis served his country in the US Navy and returned home after being honorably discharged to work in the family business, Four Brothers Boat Works. He later became the drydock master for Todd’s Shipyard, retiring after 28 years when the company closed. Louis continued his love for working on the water at the Galveston Yacht Basin. Louis loved to keep busy and soon joined the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer until his retirement. He was a member of the Galveston Propeller Club and the Galveston Elks Lodge #126. Louis had a strong faith in God and was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman who loved spending time with family and friends deer hunting in South Texas at the family “Camp.”

Louis is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Joseph Trochesset and Clair Lucille Duggan Trochesset; sister, Gayle Trochesset Jahn; and brother, Henry J. Trochesset.

He is survived by the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Elisabeth “Ellie” Trochesset, his wife of 57 years; son, Louis W. Trochesset and wife Jeanene; daughter, Jeanette Trochesset Swafford and husband James; his granddaughter, Halen Swafford; step-grandsons, Stuart Lee, Travis Lee and wife Brandy; and great granddaughter, LeiLana Lee; his brothers, Wallace “Tootsie” and Larry Trochesset; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his beloved dachshund, Schotzi.

Louis’ family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Monday, January 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A rosary will begin at 7:00 pm, led by Deacon Sam Dell’Olio.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Frank Fabj as Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Wallace (Ellis) Trochesset, Wallace Trochesset, Henry Trochesset, Frank Trochesset, Duggan Trochesset, Chris Trochesset and Gary Praker.

Honorary pallbearers are Freddie Poor, Nelson Byrd, James H. A, Swafford, Elroy Bishop, and Joe Sireno and the members of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Louis’ family wishes to extend special thanks to Douglas Tyler MD, Avi Marcowitz MD and the staff of UTMB hospital. And special thanks to family friends, Carlos, Oneida, Noah, and Ava Reyes, and Joe and Cleta Sireno.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 7:00 PM.

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Born: March 1, 1941
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Anne Beliveaux posted on 1/22/18

Ellie, my deepest condolences to you for the loss of the love of your life...Louis. He was such a kind man. Know that I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love you my dear former classmate from DHS Class of 1960.


Tim Galvan posted on 1/22/18

Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.


Patrick J. Garland posted on 1/22/18

Please accept my condolences to the Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Larry when we were in first grade at Sacred Heart School, but my fondest memories of him was when we played football together on the 1958 Kirwin High School State Team. He was a wonderful person and a great team mate. God speed, Larry. You will be missed.


Dee Franks-Hill posted on 1/21/18

Very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great and very kind gentleman. To Ms. Ellie, my heart goes out to you and your family. If anything I can do, I'm just a phone call away.


Robert Smith posted on 1/21/18

Prayers and Condolences to the Trochesset family. It was an honor to know you and work with you. Rest in God's Eternal Peace Brother.


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Sister Barbara Ann Cernosek posted on 1/21/18

Dear Ellie, I'm so sorry to hear about Louis ... I know you two were married for such a long time and I'm sure had many good times together. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sister Barbara Ann Cernosek


Bill Rees posted on 1/21/18

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. ??


David Kaplan posted on 1/21/18

Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.


Alma Schneggenburgr Gresham posted on 1/21/18

Please accept my sympathy at this sad time of your life. May God grant you peace and ease your sorrow.


Patsy (Patricia) & Mike Murillo (College Station, Texas) posted on 1/21/18

As a grammar school classmate as far back as Sacred Heart, we all became close to each other. And, of course as we grew older, you and Elie united as did Mike (Murillo) and myself. However, I never forgot our times together at Sacred Heart and all the fun times we had growing up until we went on to finish our elementary and high school years and then parted our separate ways. Please be with you, Louis.


Millie Meaney posted on 1/21/18

Ellie & family thoughts & prayers are coming your way. What a special guy you had in Louis! God bless you with His peace Love Millie Wild Meaney


Tina Sedgwick D'Ambra posted on 1/21/18

We know that what you are going through right now is very difficult, just know that we are here for you. We are truly sorry for your loss.


Stephaine Blase posted on 1/21/18

My prayers our with your family at this difficult time. Your faith, strength, and belief in God will bring you through. Go in Peace, Stephaine J Davis Blase


Eileen townsend posted on 1/20/18

Warmest thoughts and prayers. Eileen Townsend


Paula Stangeland posted on 1/20/18

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one. I pray the love of God enfolds your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Paula Stangeland


Kathi Hanlon posted on 1/20/18

So sorry Jeanine and Louie for your loss. My prayers are, as always with you all???


Trish Barnett posted on 1/20/18

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


Cathy Mills posted on 1/20/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Julie Guardiola posted on 1/20/18

Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.


Linda and Wimpy Myers posted on 1/20/18

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for the family.


Ernie Stein posted on 1/20/18

My sincere condolences to the family of Louis. Louis and I worked together for fifteen years at Todd Shipyard Corp.. As the Personnel Director I thought a lot of Louis and considered him a true friend. So sorry he has left us. Ernie Stein


Anne Beliveaux posted on 1/19/18

Ellie, I am so sorry for your loss of Louis. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this sad time.