Raymond G. Demers

  • Born: May 7, 1944
  • Died: July 8, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Raymond G. Demers, 75, of Manchester, died July 8, 2019 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home, of complications due to Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Manchester on May 7, 1944, he was the son of Gerard L. and Jeannette A. (Marcoux) Demers. He was educated in Manchester, earned his BA in science from St. Anselm College in 1966 and received his MS in radiation biology from Rivier College in 1970.
Ray taught physics at Manchester High School West for 35 years before retiring in 2007. Upon retirement, he did research as a health physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He served in the NH Air National Guard from 1966 to 1976 as a medical laboratory technician. He loved airplanes and enjoyed flying, maintaining a pilot's license for many years. He was a remote control airplane enthusiast, and enjoyed building and flying his own model aircraft. Ray also had a passion for music, playing guitar and building his own banjos.
Above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted husband and a loving father. Family includes his wife of 39 years, Phyllis M. (Bouvier) Demers of Manchester; their two children, Raymond G. Demers II and fiancé Susannah Brewster of Boston, and Kathleen D. Sapia and husband Nicholas of Boston; his two sons, Jeffrey A. Demers and wife Karen of Hooksett, and Dana A. Demers of Provincetown, MA; and his brother Ronald A. Demers and wife Louise of Rockland, ME.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, July 12, 2019 at Parish of Transfiguration, 305 Kelley St., Manchester. Committal prayers followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Parish of the Transfiguration, 107 Alsace St., Manchester, NH 03102 or Alzheimer's Association, 166 S. River Rd., Bedford, NH 03110, or online at www.alz.org/manh.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was saddened to hear of Ray's passing. Althouvh we were cousins via the Marcoux family of our mothers, it was not until we went to St. Anselm College that we met. We became more friends than cousins. Ray was always an affable guy. Very friendly. We went our separate ways after college. thought of hi
But I him often. I shall miss him. My sympathies go out o hijs entire

Posted by Maurice Demers - Goffstown, NH - Family   July 26, 2019

Phyllis my deepest sympathies to you and your family at the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time

Posted by Irene lLacroix-Rivet - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   July 21, 2019

My deepest sympathies! I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My husband worked with him at Pease in the NH Air National Guard. My love, Doris Brock

Posted by Doris Brock - Colebrook, NH - Served in the Military together   July 17, 2019

Phyllis, please accept my deepest onfolences. To you and your family
It was a long cross to carry,
My love
Gerry Fottin

Posted by Gerry Fortin - manvhester, NH - Neighbor   July 13, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful teacher and I very much enjoyed my time in his class. Your family is in my prayers during this time of sadness.

Posted by Vanessa Roy-Young - Bangor, ME - Student   July 12, 2019

Jeff and Dana,
Hoping cherished memories of your dad bring you comfort and peace in this time of sadness.
Keeping you close in thought and prayer. xo

Posted by Sarah Kerr - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 11, 2019


Dear Phyllis, Ray and Katie,
We were so saddened to learn of Ray's passing. We remembered how we used to chat before Sunday morning mass...Ray always had interesting stories to share with us about his time spent in New Mexico.
Know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with peace...and, may you take out those treasured memories and smile. Love, Jackie and Ray Bessette

Posted by Jackie and Ray Bessette - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   July 11, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My husband and I met in his classroom and enjoyed his teaching style. His was always a fun class to spend time in
Our condolences

Posted by Alyssa Janelle - NH - Student   July 11, 2019


My heart goes out to Ray's family during this difficult time. May his light be eternal.

Posted by Tracy Colbroth - Nottingham, NH - Coworker   July 10, 2019

Dear Phyllis, Ray and Katie,
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. May the many wonderful memories you have shared bring you peace and consolation.

Denise Venne

Posted by Denise Venne - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 10, 2019

I remember you being a great teacher. Thank you for your military service also. Esprit de Corps.

Posted by Kevin Gurley - Manchester, NH - Student   July 10, 2019

Dear Phyllis, Raymond, and Katie
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May the Holy Spirit hover over you with blessings of consolation and love from all of your family and friends. Thinking of you at this time and will offer prayers for all of you. Love, from the Davitt family

Posted by Brian &Patty Davitt - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   July 10, 2019

We were sorry to hear of your loss. He is remembered fondly.

Posted by Tonya Angwin - Manchester, NH - Student   July 10, 2019


May you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. He is remembered with much love. .. Our deepest and sincere condolences to all of you Love, Eli & Denise Farrah (cousins)

Posted by Denise&Eli Farrah - Potomac, MD - Family   July 10, 2019

I am saddened to hear of Ray's passing. He and I taught together for many years at West High School in Manchester. I always considered Ray to be a good friend and colleague.

Posted by Joseph Morris - Thornton, NH - Coworker   July 10, 2019

Phyllis, Katie & Raymond - so sorry to hear about your husband/ Dad's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Posted by Diane Hebert - Manchester, NH   July 09, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kathleen Kirwin - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 09, 2019

My sincere condolence, may he rest in peace.

Posted by Alice Marcoux Syrek - MANCHESTER, NH   July 09, 2019

Phyllis and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Anita Gagnon

Posted by Anita Gagnon - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 09, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences.

Posted by Arsenio Rodriguez - New Jersey, NJ - Acquaintance   July 09, 2019

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