Norman H. "Itchy" Demers, Sr.

Born: Fri., Jun. 12, 1925
Died: Tue., Oct. 8, 2013


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


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Uxbridge-Norman H. “Itchy” Demers, Sr., 88, of Marion St. died Tues. Oct. 8 at Beaumont Nursing & Rehab. Ctr. In Northbridge after an illness.  He is survived by his wife Lillian A. (Lamontagne) Demers with whom he just celebrated his 66th anniversary; his 3 children, Sandra M. Gazaille-Lavoie and her husband David of Uxbridge, Cheryl M. Gantt and her husband Ken of Uxbridge, Norman H. Jr. and his wife Lisa Demers of Sutton; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister Muriel Swenson of Milford and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by 2 brothers Bernard O. Demers and Robert E. Demers.  Born in Worcester on June 12, 1925 he was the son of Henry E. and Gertrude B. (Courchaine) Demers and lived in Uxbridge over 40 years.  

Mr. Demers was a long time truck driver working for Johnson Motor Freight, Redding Trucking, and Holland’s Express.  In his later years he worked at the NV Café as a cook, waiter, and bartender.  Over the years he also worked for Lamontagne burial vault and drove for the elderly.  He was a decorated WWII U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Asiatic-Pacific, European, and African Theatres.  He was involved in D-Day and also served in the Philippines.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1385 in Uxbridge and was a life member and past Commander of the Charles A. Rice American Legion in Uxbridge.  For 50 years, he was involved and marched in the local parade and placed flags on veterans’ graves.  He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and cutting firewood. He was a familiar neighborhood figure who could often be seen sunning himself on his porch.  

His funeral will be held Sat. Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge.  Burial in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne, MA will be Tues. Oct. 15 at 1:45 p.m.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Fri. Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. and Sat. Oct. 12 from 10-11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Itchy’s memory may be made to NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), PO Box 213, W. Boylston, MA  01583 www.neads.org or the Wounded Warrier Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Charitable donations may be made in Norman's memory to the following organizations:

NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans)
http://www.neads.org
PO Box 213, W. Boylston, MA 01583

Wounded Warrier Project
370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001

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Cheryl Demers Gantt
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
I will see you in Heaven...Love, Your Maggie

Lilianna Stockwell
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
Pep, you were one of a kind... you embodied the best of The Greatest Generation. You taught me to respect my country, and my family. Your hard-working spirit has found it's way into each of us. What an amazing legacy. I will see you again; until then, farewell...

Lots of Love, "Yanna"

Maryanne Baker
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers go out to you all.

Jeanne vanSpijker
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
Lillian, My thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family. I remember many years ago at AUI, you used to talk about your husband and I could clearly see the great love you had for him. "God heals the broken in heart and binds up their wounds."

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