Gary L. Desmarais, 58, Westport

Gary L. Desmarais, 58, of Wareham, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital with his wife Debra A. (Hodkinson) at his side.
Born in Fall River, he was the son of Gisele (Turcotte) Desmarais of Fall River and the late Normand J. Desmarais. Gary was raised in Swansea and later moved to Wareham where he spent the last 20 years until his recent illness at which time he began spending time in Westport along with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Gary was a 1972 graduate of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River where he studied electronics. He later attended Bristol Community College and went on to work as a salesman for Capeway Electrical Supply Company in Wareham until it closed. Gary was currently employed at Johnson Electrical Supply in Sagamore Beach, Mass. He loved sports, was an avid golfer and was a member of both the Elks Lodge in Wareham and the Bay Pointe Golf Club.
Survivors including his wife and mother, are his three sons, Bryan Desmarais and his wife Mandi (DeJesus) of Westport, Christopher J. Desmarais and his wife Maureen (Rivet) of Acushnet and Daniel P. Desmarais of Westport; his three beautiful grandchildren, Christopher J., Jr., Thomas P. and Kathryn A. Desmarais all of Acushnet; three siblings, Ronald N. Desmarais and his wife Linda (Dean) of Fall River, Jeannine (Desmarais) and her husband Robert Green of Singapore and Louise D. Desmarais of NM; nine nieces and nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Mass, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Friday, Jan. 11, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea, MA. at 11 a.m..
Memorial calling hours Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gary’s name may be made to the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, c/o External Affairs, Southcoast Hospitals Group, 101 Page St., New Bedford, MA 02740.
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