Albert J. Demers, 78, a longtime Methuen resident passed away peacefully on Friday January 7, 2022 at Greystone Farm in Salem, NH with his beloved wife Jeanne by his side.
Al and Jeanne celebrated 52 years of marriage with six children. He was born in Lawrence on August 6, 1943 to the late Alfred J. Demers, Sr. and Yvette (Audy) Demers.
Al served in the United States Air Force. He then attended the University of Massachusetts and earned a degree in Fire Science. Al retired as a Lieutenant on the Methuen Fire Department after 25 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His family was everything to him. A fun-loving guy, Al had a smile for everyone he met. After retirement Al and Jeanne loved spending their winters in Florida. He could always be found on the golf course playing with friends. He loved traveling with Jeanne, especially their trips to Alaska, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies and Germany.
Al was pre-deceased by his loving grandson, Aaron, and we believe he’s now teaching golf to the “Big Guy”.
Besides his wife, his family members include his daughter Debra and her husband Gary Zabierek, his son Michael Lawrence and wife Kathleen, his son Christopher Lawrence and wife Michelle, his daughter Donna and husband David DeLuca, his daughter Denise Lawrence and his son Dennis Demers. He also leaves his grandchildren Ashley Chester and husband John, Alyssa Carsanaro and wife Arianna, Jared Lawrence and wife Cherilyn, Joshua Lawrence, Ricky DeLuca, Livia Lawrence, Breena Lawrence and his great grandchildren, Mikaela and Johnny Chester and Aaron A. and Asher Carsanaro. Al also leaves his sisters Marcy Bainbridge, and Pauline Anderson, and his brother Rene Demers.
Besides his grandson, Aaron K. Zabierek, Al was predeceased by his siblings Terry Mercier, Roland Demers, Alfred Demers, Jr., and Yvette Crombie.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday January 27, 2022 from 10 am to Noon at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Funeral services will follow the visitation at Noon on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. Memorial contributions in Al’s memory, can be made to the American Stroke Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or at www.heart.org. To leave an online condolence, please visit Albert’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.
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