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FLORIDA- Gerard ‘Jerry’ Russel Desmarais, 74, died peacefully on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Catholic Hospice - Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry is the beloved husband of Karl Duncan.
Jerry was born in Nashua, NH on September 21, 1945, and was the son of the late Gerard I. and Annette (Ledoux) Desmarais.
Most recently, Jerry and his husband co-owned and operated Dream Vacations – Duncan, Desmarais & Associates Travel Agency from Florida where they resided.
In his free time, Jerry loved to travel and enjoyed playing card games especially Poker and Texas Hold’em and Pineapple. Above all, he truly cherished his time spent with his family and he will be missed deeply.
In addition to his husband, Karl, he is survived by his sister AnnMarie Bolton and her husband Thomas of Nashua, NH , his brother Joseph Desmarais and his wife Kelly of Milford, NH. He was predeceased by his brother Jude Desmarais. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews – Charlotte Troddyn and her husband Mark of Hollis, NH, Thomas Bolton and his wife Jeanine Kilgallen of Merrimack, NH, Erin Kellett and her husband Josh of Wilton, NH, Daniel Desmarais of Milford, NH and Carina Hinkhouse of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by his grand nephews and grandniece – Keenan, Liam, Elliot Troddyn; Eli Bolton; Kora Kellett.
Services will be held in Nashua on October 12, 2019. Interment will take place in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua. For more information please email Charlotte Troddyn; email@example.com