HAVERHILL - Robert E. DesMarais died on Thursday, February 2, at Hannah Duston Healthcare. He was 86 years old and leaves his beloved wife of 58 years, Charlotte (Goudreault), sons Robert Jr. of Kent, CT, Christopher (Kelley) of Oviedo, FL, and Ted (Stephanie) of East Greenwich, RI.
Bob was a proud member of the U.S. Army who served in post-Armistice Korea and New York City and was a graduate of Merrimack College. He happily “carried a bag” as a salesman for Hallmark Cards for thirty years, in addition to serving two terms as a Haverhill City Councilor and having a passion for public service and Haverhill politics. He was a communicant and volunteer at Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford for many years besides serving until recently as the secretary of the Garrison Golf Club League at Crystal Springs C.C.
Bob was grandfather to Chris’ children, Lucien and Ava, and Ted’s children, Dante and Mia. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Lucina DesMarais, and his brother, Raymond Jr. He leaves a sister, Jean Bretton (Jerry) of Plaistow, NH and several nieces and nephews.
The DesMarais family would like to thank the staff at Hannah Duston for its attention, care, and kindness over the past three years.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, Haverhill from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 S. Main Street, Haverhill at 11:30 AM. Future interment with U.S. Army Honors in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the food pantry at Sacred Hearts Parish, Haverhill. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com
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