Henry E. "Buddy" Destremps, Jr.

October 31, 1953April 14, 2013

Henry E. “Buddy” Destremps, Jr. age 59 of CT, formerly of Somerset died Sunday, April 14, 2013. He was the husband of Cheryl (Dowd) Destremps, to whom he had been married for 33 years.

Born, in Fall River, son of Jacqueline A. (O’Rourke) Destremps of Somerset and the late Henri E. Destremps, Sr. He was a graduate of Somerset High School Class of 1971 and attended Central University in CT. He was employed as an iron worker until his retirement in 2011. He began his career at Thames Valley Steel in Groton, CT, later he worked at QSR Steel Corp. and owned and operated D and P Erection and Welding LLC.

An avid motorcycle enthusiast he loved to ride his Harley-Davidson, he was a very handy man, and was able to help his family with many projects, and built his own home.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother he is survived by two sons; Jason K. Destremps Sr. and his girlfriend Kim McCoy of East Hartford, CT, Michael E. Destremps and his girlfriend Amanda C. Shetland of Danielson, CT, one daughter; Jessica C. Goulart and her husband Jeremy H. Goulart, one brother; Kenneth W. Destremps and his wife Robin of Fall River, two sisters; Debra L. Marek and her husband Robert of Berkley and Lisa A. Rogers and her husband John of Dighton, two grandchildren; Alyssa A. and Jason K. Destremps Jr.

His funeral will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by a funeral mass at 11 AM in St. Patrick Church, 306 South Street, Somerset. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Somerset. Visiting hours will be Thursday 5PM-8PM. Memorial contributions in his honor can be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.



  • Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 19, 2013


  • Burial

Henry E. "Buddy" Destremps, Jr.

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Jessica Goulart

May 3, 2014

Dear Daddy is has been well over a year and words still can't explain the hurt and pain I feel. I know you are in a better place and looking out for your family and friends, but I wish so deeply that you were here with me. I love and miss you so much words can't explain. Till the day we meet again, I love you! Alway missed but never forgotten!


April 24, 2013

Sorry to know you are gone, Buddy. We had some great times 40 years back...

Caroline Dowd

April 18, 2013

Bud, So glad to have had you as a member of our family. Your smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed.. I will miss you. Your presence will always be felt at all family functions. Carol

The Strickland Family

April 18, 2013

Nice picture Jess and Family so sorry to hear bout Bud's passing.Remember we did Soft ball together along time ago. He always had a smile and made you laugh.Condolences to you all

Jim & donna Sears

April 18, 2013

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Thanks for the memories :)

April 17, 2013

We will always cherish the motorcycle rides we all shared.
Nancy & John

April 17, 2013

Dear Cheryl,

Even though it's been years since we have seen one another, I am very sad to read of your loss. Deepest condolences from Our Family to Yours.


Keith and Sharon Marsie

April 17, 2013

I and Tink are very honored to have had you and your family part of our lives. You always had a smile and lived life to it's fullest everyday. I learned a lot but watching the way you never let life get you down you just kept going and dealt with what ever came your way. We will miss you very much, especially at our 4th of July parties. I know you will watch over your wife,children,grandchildren, & friends as that is the kind of person you are. We will see you someday again in our next life.
Sandy & Tink Hylen

April 17, 2013

we wish you speedy passage to the better place. we love ,Joe & Beth

Marilyn Rohan

April 17, 2013

Henry I will miss you more then words can say. You were the high light of my day at work. Your now in heavan and you will be missed. Marilyn ECHO nurse