Normand Desmarais Sr.
March 12, 1943 – August 6, 2018
Normand Desmarais, Sr., age 75, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Frances (Briand) Desmarais to whom was married 50 years.
Born in Wesport, one of twelve children of the late Albert, Sr. and Imelda (Bastille) Desmarais, he was a lifelong area resident.
A proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps he was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #103 in Swansea. A mechanic at V & L Auto Repairs in Swansea he worked 40 years until his retirement in 2003. He enjoyed games such as poker and word searches as well as playing scratch tickets.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Normand Desmarais, Jr. and Jason Desmarais and his wife Rebecca; one daughter, Tonya Lee Desmarais; brothers, Robert, John, Donald, Richard, Roger, Dennis, William and Maurice Desmarais and Paulette Madora; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Paul Desmarais and Albert Desmarais, Jr. and grandfather of the late Skylar Ann Desmarais.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River with a Funeral Service at 7:00 PM. His burial with Military Honors will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne and is private. Contributions may be made in his honor to South Coast Center for Cancer, 506 Prospect St., Fall River, MA 02720. For tributes and directions, www.waring-sullivan.com
South Coast Center for Cancer
506 Prospect Street, Fall River, MA 02720
- Visitation Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Normand Desmarais Sr.
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August 16, 2018
I just want to offer my sympathy to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. 💝 Sending you hugs at such a difficult time.
John E Perry
August 13, 2018
May Norman's family find peace in knowing that they will all be together again in the future. May the good Lord look after Norman and his loved ones until that time comes.
Like so many others, one loses track of former school mates and unfortunately are only briefly reunited with them when one learns of their passing.
Thank you Norman for your service in the Marines and may you rest in peace.
John E. Perry, WHS Class of 1962
August 9, 2018
My condolences to all of you! I loved looking at all those pics. You’re all in my prayers
Jackie Da Silva
August 7, 2018
Prayers and thoughts to all of you during this difficult time.