Henry “Hank” R. Desmarais of Hollis, NH

1945 - 2021

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September 30, 2021
11:00 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church

Henry “Hank” Robert Desmarais, 76, of Hollis, NH formerly of Chelmsford, MA and Port St. Lucie, FL died Monday, September 27, 2021 surrounded by his loving daughters and son.

He was married for 54 years to the late Mary Ellen (Berry) Desmarais who died August 26, 2020.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Theophile and Cecile (Marchand) Desmarais.

Hank graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1964 and upon graduation, enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam Era.

He retired from Key Span Gas Company in Lowell, MA in 2006.

Hank was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford, MA.

He was a member of the Stony Brook Fish and Game and a former member of the Chelmsford Elks.

He enjoyed to travel in his RV and was an avid boater.  Hank loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by a son Robert and his wife, Sheri Desmarais of N. Chelmsford, two daughters, Christina and her husband, Ronald Hillard Sr. of Hollis, NH, and Denise and her husband, Robert Fitton of Chelmsford, a brother, Omer “Mike and his wife Kathleen Desmarais of Chelmsford, 10 grandchildren, a great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

No Visiting Hours.  A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Lung Assoc., PO Box 11039 Lewiston, ME 04243. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

1 Condolences for Henry “Hank” R. Desmarais of Hollis, NH

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    David Goodell


    Always enjoyed our times together in Fl. camping. Lots of laughs, and always a gentleman. He was always very tender to Maryellen. He will be missed.

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