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ARMAND J. DESMARAIS "Des"Major, USAF (Ret.)
Of Camp Springs, MD passed away at the age of 87 on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Born in Warren, RI and raised in Mendon, MA, he had a 26 year career with the USAF and another 20 years with the National Weather Service (NWS) and NOAA. He was the beloved husband of the late Regina Lucy (Perrotti) Desmarais; father of Gail Masiello, Pat Cellini, Joan (Jeff) Hinkle, and Joyce Rulapaugh; grandfather of Chris Masiello, Alex Bendit and Nick Hinkle; brother of Norman Desmarais, Peggy Johnson, Betty Ann Morrissey and John Desmarais. Friends are invited to Des' Life Celebration at the GEORGE P. KALAS FUNERAL HOME, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Saturday, February 23 from 2 to 5 p.m. with prayers at 4:30 p.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Contributions may be made to the
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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2013