Lucien G. Desmarais
CUMBERLAND- Lucien G. Desmarais, 83, of Mendon Rd., Cumberland, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Therese R. (St. Sauveur) Desmarais. They were married on January 18, 1947.
Born in Bellingham, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Helene (Moreau) Desmarais. He was a resident of Cumberland for over 60 years.
Mr. Desmarais was employed by Edgar Sutherland Company and also at Pepin Lumber in Woonsocket for many years before retiring in 1990.
Lucien was a longtime communicant of St. Joan of Arc Parish and was formerly a member of the Happy Roller Bowling League. He also enjoyed participating in several local senior citizens groups.
Lucien was an avid bowler and spent time enjoying nature though hunting and fishing.
Lucien will be remembered as a kind and loving man who was devoted to his family.
In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by two sons Robert P. Desmarais, and his wife Muriel, of Woonsocket, Normand P. Desmarias, and his wife Ann-Marie, of Cumberland, a daughter Rita J. Holloway, and her husband David, of Cumberland, three grandchildren Robert, Christopher and Crystal Desmarais, and two great-grandchildren Maurice and Vincent Desmarais. He was the brother of the late Napoleon, Leo, and Albert Desmarais and Clara Fluette. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.
His funeral will be Friday at 9:00 am from the Menard- Lacouture Funeral Home, 71 Central St., Manville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Joan of Arc Church, Mendon Rd., Cumberland. Burial will follow in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Bellingham. Visiting hours are Thursday from 5-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - RI Chapter, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI. 02906.
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