John R. Desmarais, 75, of Uxbridge

John R. Desmarais, 75, of Uxbridge passed away on Sun. Dec. 2, 2018 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge. He was the husband of Florence Y. (Dalesio) Desmarais.

A resident of Uxbridge for nearly 50 years, Mr. Desmarais was a heavy equipment mechanic for many years and had worked for the National Guard, Garelick Farms in Franklin, Hellen Fuels Corp. in Uxbridge and Hutnak Construction in Douglas. 

John was born March 12, 1943 in Milford the son of the late Armand A. and Marion C. (Pietrowska) Desmarais and had attended the former St. Mary’s High School in Milford.

He enjoyed building radio-controlled model airplanes and in later years tinkering with small engine repairs.

In addition to his wife Florence of 51 years, he is survived by two daughters, Linda M. and her husband James White of Uxbridge and Janet L. Desmarais of Middletown, CT, one brother, Norman and his wife Lorraine Desmarais of FL; one sister, Betty Ann Morrisey of Northbridge; 2 granddaughters; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Armand Desmarais and a sister, Margaret Johnson.

Visiting hours will be held on Tues. Dec. 4, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 North Main St. (Rt. 122), Uxbridge.

Funeral services will be held Wed. Dec. 5, 2018 at 10 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in Good Shepherd Church, 121 Linwood St., Linwood. 

Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Medway Rd. (Rt. 109), Milford.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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