Raymond G. Demers, Sr. was born September 6, 1935 in Biddeford to Rosario and Rose Eva (Manseau) Demers. He passed September 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
He attended St. Joseph’s School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, serving eight years in the reserves from which he was honorably discharged.
On September 15, 1956, he married Doris Gagne at St. Andre’s Church.
He worked as a mechanic and for local contractors, and also worked for Saco-Lowell and Maremont.
In 1975 he realized his life-long dream of owning and operating his own business: Ray Demers & Sons Roofing and Carpentry. He loved woodworking and gardening.
Ray was predeceased by his parents, siblings: Leo Paul, Ferdinand Noel, Doris Girard, and great grandson Kingston Hutmire.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Children: Diane and husband Mike Demeule, Raynald and wife Donna Demers, Rachel Howard, and Ray Demers, Jr.; brother: Richard Demers and sister, Juliette Grondin; 7 grandchildren: Carrie Cyr, Jessica Hutmire, Lisa Howard, Christine Pantelas, Josh, Dylan, and Joe Demers; 5 great grandchildren: Meghan and Anthony Cyr, Arthur, Dylan and Tom Hutmire and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours will 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 28th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.