Richard O. Desmarais – Woonsocket

Richard O. Desmarais – Woonsocket

Richard O. Desmarais, 68, of Woonsocket, passed away May 21, 2020, at the Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Suzanne (Bernard) Desmarais. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Philippe and Florence (Thiebeault) Desmarais.

Richard was a volunteer firefighter in Manville for many years and taught EMT classes at Community College of Rhode Island. He was an avid Yankees fan.

He is survived by his companion of six years, Elaine Masterson, two nieces, Heather Bernard and Susan Kiddy, a nephew, Andrew Bernard, and his dog, Sadie.

Calling hours for Richard will be Friday, July 10, 2020, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket. His funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., and may be viewed live at .

Social distancing guidelines will be followed upon your arrival. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the RISPCA, 18 Amaral St., Riverside, RI 02915, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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