Pierre J. Descant "Cajun Fiddler" 

(December 23, 1925 - August 16, 2016)


  Pierre J. Descant “Cajun Fiddler” passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 3 pm. Husband of the late Ura V Armand Descant. Father of Denny P. Descant (Carol) and Darla Descant McNamara. Son of the late Celestine Mary Armand and Pierre J. Descant. Brother of the late Lenora Riche, Lizera Baron, Clophine Dugas, Larma Descant, Isabel Rabalais, Edgar Descant, Elise Trump, Louise Rachel, Leo Descant, Cecilia Rachel, Murry Descant, Marvin Descant and Eura Ortego. Pierre was the last survivor of the 14 Descant children. Grandfather to Amy Bonnaffons (Bill), Christopher Pierre Descant (Jodi), Erin Mouledous (Scott) and Kaitlin McCaulley ( Bryan ). Great Grandfather of Bryce, Ashley and Brooke Bonnaffons, Cullen Pierre Descant, Owen Pierre and Emma Louise McCaulley, and Jolie Mouledous. 
Pierre was 90 years old and a resident of New Orleans and Kenner for the past 50 years and a native of Evergreen, Louisiana (Avoyelles Parish). He served 20 years in the U S Coast Guard, with his last duty station being Commander of the Coast Guard Station at West End on the Lakefront in New Orleans . He served during World War II. He was a member of the CFMA and American Legion 377. He was a parishioner of St. Philip Neri Church and served as an usher. Pierre was the founder, along with his wife, Ura V of the “CAJUN FIDDLER BAND”. He loved performing and singing his Cajun French songs. He performed all over Louisiana including Jazz Fest. Pierre was a wonderful husband and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Pierre loved life, his family, GOD and Cajun music. 
Thank you to all the staff at Noveau Marc. And especially to Nancy ’s Private Care. And special thanks to to Trudy Mercantel for being a true and loving friend to dad and his family. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or St. Anthony Church Food Pantry 116 S Knoll Bunkie LA 701322 (318)346-2739.