Orient, ME and Lady Lake, FL -
Janet I. Desmarais, 74, passed away unexpectedly on September 24, 2016, in Houlton, ME. She was born in Oil City, PA on July 6, 1942, the devoted daughter of the late William E. and Margaret J. Miller and her stepmother, Jewell Miller.
She was an avid reader and loved to do any kind of arts and crafts. She was a puzzle fanatic and you could always find her working on one. She loved golf and was very proud of her two Hole-In-One trophies. She loved being at camp planting her flowers and feeding the ducks or riding around the Villages with Norby in their golf cart. She loved to spend time with Norby at any casino, sometimes sharing her winnings with him. Jan enjoyed visiting her large family in PA very much. She will be greatly missed by many.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Norbert JP Desmarais; the loving mother of Timothy S. and Patricia Ellis of CT, Michael Lawrence of TX, Kendra Lawrence and her fiancé, Richard Sheehan of MA, Scott and Nicole Desmarais of ME, Jonathan and Jennifer Desmarais of TN and Leona and Ian McNeil of NH; the cherished grandmother of TJ, Devin, Laurel, Alexandria, Catherine, Peyton, Angelique, Emma and Madelyn; the cherished sister of James R. and Marilyn Miller of PA, William K. and Linda of PA, John K. and Beverly of PA, Jane and Don Head of SC and the late Robert Miller of PA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, at the Orient Cemetery, Maine. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate in Jan's memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. For online condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com