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Benjamin Albert Demers

May 28, 1990September 18, 2016
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Bremerton, WA. Benjamin Albert Demers 26, of Auburn died while serving his country in the US Navy on the USS Nimitz, on Sunday September 18, 2016. He was born in Waukegan IL, on May 28, 1990, a son of Laurent and Penny (Albert) Demers. Ben graduated from Edward Little High School class of 2008. Shortly after graduating he decided to follow his parents and join the US Navy. He has been with the Navy for the past 3 years, working his way up to MMN2 (Petty Officer Second Class). Ben was very involved in politics and while in High School he was a delegate for the Democratic Party in 2008. He loved his pets, his family and was always fascinated with penguins. His witty sense of humor and wisecracks to most questions will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother Former Senior Chief Petty Officer Penny Douphinett and her husband Paul, his father retired Chief Petty Officer Laurent Demers and his wife Barbara of Auburn his five siblings: Rocky Brewer and wife Jacqui of Lewiston, Alex Demers and companion Savannah Lodge-Scharff of No. Andover MA, Antoinette Demers and fiancé Dave Darrow of Brunswick, Andrew Douphinett of Portland and Christopher Douphinett of Scarborough and two nephews Colby Brewer and Ethan Roy both of Lewiston. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Ben’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation Fortin AUBURN/ Thursday Sep. 29, from 2-6 PM. Funeral will be Friday Sep. 30, at 12 noon at Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta . Those wishing to make memorial donations in his memory may do so to Sponsor a penguin at the New England Aquarium at: www.neaq.org/support/giving/animal-sponsorship or The Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society www.nmcrs.org/donate. Arrangements are under the care of the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. AUBURN 783-8545.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 30, 2016

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Rosemary Guiher

October 11, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Suzy Shaft

October 5, 2016

Penny, my heart hurts for you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of Ben. Please know that you and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace, comfort and strength.

Daria Sikorski

October 5, 2016

Dear Penny and Paul,

I may not have met Ben but I know he was a wonderful person just from what you shared with us. My heart hurts for you and you and your family are remembered in our prayers. Love and hugs to you.

Kathleen Reilly

October 5, 2016

My heart and prayers continue to go out to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Cheryl Manley

October 5, 2016

Penny & family, I am so sorry to hear this news. Though I never met Ben, it sounds like he was a great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you face this devastating loss.

October 4, 2016

Sending sympathy and prayers to Ben's family, and gratitude for Ben's service. Penny, please remember that Ben would want you all to remember him with love but also to go on with your lives while keeping his memory close to your hearts. Our deepest sympathies. Sam and Mike Burnett

Carol Logan

October 4, 2016

Your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Swetlishoff

October 4, 2016

My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your son Ben.

Linda Holt

October 3, 2016

Praying for every family member, and hoping that the love of Our Lord, and His Peace will comfort you in your grief.

Jenny Marcelin

September 29, 2016

I did not you and I do not know your family. I just happened to to see the post on Facebook and felt it was important for me to send you a little note just to say: THANK YOU for your sacrifice. You gave your life to protect me and all the other ones you do not know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rest In Paradise

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