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Joshua Desmarais

Joshua Samuel Desmarais

Wednesday, June 15th, 1977 - Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Obituary

Joshua Desmarais of Northwood died in an accident on January 6. He was 43 years old.
Josh, as he was affectionately known, graduated from Coe Brown Academy in 1996. He was a tinkerer that enjoyed spending time fixing and upgrading all manner of things mechanical. He loved spending time with his brother Alex and nephews Emmit and Miles and hanging out with his best friends Dan & Kristen Blades and their sons Cody, Zach & Jake who became his “adopted” nephews. Josh gave so freely of his time and skills and his passing leaves a void nothing can fill.
Josh is survived by his parents Arthur & Doreen (Lindahl) Desmarais, his brother Alexander, his nephews Emmit & Miles, is grandmother Madeleine (Norris) Desmarais, a half brother Nicholas Cofferen and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will hold a Celebration of Josh’s life in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, people may make a donation in Josh’s name to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215
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Nancy Burke

Posted at 11:46am
Doreen, holding you in my heart. I am so terribly sorry to learn of Josh’s tragic accident. May your loved ones provide some measure of comfort in your sorrow.
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Nancy Tasker

Posted at 10:32am
My heart goes out to Doreen, Art and Alex, I'm so sorry for your loss. Josh will be sorely missed by many he was one of the good guys that would help anyone and always there. I'll miss his visits to the yard. RIP Josh
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Kathy Tardif

Posted at 07:49pm
Dear Doreen,
I am deeply sorry for your family's loss of Josh. What a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend he was. Please know I am keeping Josh, you, and your family in my prayers.
- Kathy Tardif, Campus Minister, Plymouth State Univ.
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Lenore Fenn

Posted at 01:05pm
No words for so much loss! One day glad memories may ease your pain.
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Sarah Champagne

Posted at 07:51pm
I will forever be grateful for you and your kindness. Thank you for teaching me and guiding me in challenging times. Thank your for being my friend.
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