Roger J. Desjardins
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of Lowell, Raytheon retiree; 84
LOWELL -- Roger J. Desjardins, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013, at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell, after a long illness.
He was born in Lowell on October 9, 1929, a son of the late Arthur and Clara (Coache) Desjardins. Roger was a lifelong resident of Lowell, and a graduate of St. Joseph High School.
He was a communicant of the Parish of St. Rita. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in shipping and receiving with Raytheon in Lowell for 33 years. Roger was a member of the Club Passe Temps in Lowell, and enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Mary Desjardins of Lowell; a sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and George Beland of Dracut; a sister-in-law, Claire Desjardins of Salem, NH; nieces and nephews, Donald Deschenes, Susan Ferchak, Donna Vezina, Marc Beland, James Desjardins, Daniel Desjardins, Pamela Lemieux, Douglas Desjardins and Jennifer Forte; also many great nieces & great nephews.
He was the brother of the late Yvette Deschenes, and George Desjardins, and the uncle of the late Paul Deschenes.
DESJARDINS -- Relatives and friends may call at the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell, on Monday, Nov. 25 from 5 until 8 pm. Funeral Tuesday morning with a prayer service to take place in the funeral home at 10 o'clcock. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. To share your thoughts and memories of Roger, please visit www.laurinfuneralhome.com, 978-452-0121.
M.R. Laurin & Son Funeral Home
295 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 24, 2013