Walter Francis Garvey died on 26th day of December, 2012. He was a graduate of Jesuit High School and Loyola University New Orleans. He was president and founder of Nola Adjusting Company and Garvey Enterprises (The Little Toy Shoppe and Sugar and Spice). He served as an administrator for Associated Catholic Charities of New Orleans before retirement. Walter was a past member of the Loyola Alumni Board, the Archdiocese of New Orleans Religious Education Board, the Parents' Board of Spring Hill College, and the Vista Shores Country Club Board of Directors. He was a lector and Eucharistic minister in several Catholic parishes in New Orleans and the State of Mississippi. He was a member of the Serran Board of the Biloxi Archdiocese. Walter was a native of New Orleans who resided in New Orleans through January 1993, when he moved to Diamondhead, Mississippi. He was a resident of Diamondhead until October 2008, a resident of Laguna Woods, California until May 2011, and then he returned to the New Orleans area and resided at Sunrise Assisted Living in Metairie.
Walter was the son of the late Evelyn Smith and Thomas F. Garvey. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Henrietta Smith, upon the death of his mother. He was preceded in death by his sister Carole Garvey Boudousquie. Walter was married to Joan d'Arc Boudousquie for 60 years. He was the father of five girls and two boys: Peggy Anne Garvey Ruppe, Thomas Paul Garvey, Evelyn Bernardine Garvey, Judith Mary Garvey, Eileen Joan Garvey, Mary Elizabeth Garvey Algero, and Christopher Joseph Garvey; grandfather of twelve grandchildren: Ryan Hamilton Ruppe, Emily Elizabeth Ruppe, Shannon Hillary Garvey Borja, Megan Mary Garvey Bunck, Evan Thomas Garvey, Paul Joseph Arabie, Anna Katherine Garvey, Jasmine Amour McMillan, Christopher Bernard Algero, Jr., Maggie Joan Algero, Elizabeth Madeline Algero, Kingsley Lois Garvey Clark, Ethan Patrick Garvey, and Andrew Walter Garvey. Walter was the great grandfather of Isabella Miranda Ruppe, Ezekiel Kenneth Ruppe, Henry Evan Bunck, Alexander Garhardt Bunck, Lucas Stephen Garvey, and Mathilde Joanne Arabie.
He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II and was commissioned in the U.S. Army after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. with visitation at the church beginning at 9:00 A.M. Interment will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery. Donations to Associated Catholic Charities of New Orleans in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by
Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoencanalstreet.com.
Publish with photo on Sunday, December 30, 2012