TUPPER LAKE - Theode A. Desmarais, 88, of Tupper Lake, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born Oct. 9, 1923, in Weedon, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Henry and Clara (Deschamp) Desmarais. Mr. Desmarais moved to Tupper Lake in 1950 and was a self-employed logger all of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte (Theriault) of 32 years; three daughters: Rachel Desmarais, Claire Brown and her husband Ray of Tupper Lake and Joanna Goldfarb and her husband Terry of Plattsburgh; four sons: Ronald, Terry, Mickey and his wife Sue and Keith and his wife Carla, all of Tupper Lake; one step-daughter, Debra McCormick of Tucson, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harvey of Weedon, Quebec; six sisters-in-laws: Madeline Desmarais of Brompton Lake, Quebec, Jackie Desmarais of Glenrock, Wyo., Irene LeMay of Dover, N.H., Jeanie Theriault of Tupper Lake, Sally Morin-Shaw and her husband Mike of Alabama and Nancy Gale and her husband Richard of Tupper Lake; and five brothers-in-law: John Theriault and his wife Vivian of Washington, Sam Theriault and his wife Rita of Tupper Lake, Jimmy Theriault and his wife Tina of Saranac Lake, Glen Theriault and his wife Donna of Alabama and Rocky Theriault and his wife Barb of Georgia.
He was predeceased by one son, Jerry; his first wife Marguerite; and four brothers and four sisters.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Holy Name Church. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad or Fire Department.
Online condolences may be made at www.stuartfortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.