Theodore E. DeMers Sr.
FUNERAL HOME
Introvigne Funeral Home Inc
51 E Main St
Stafford Springs, CT
Theodore E. DeMers, Sr., 62, of Willington, CT, lost his life on Friday, May 22, 2020. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of the late Eleanor DeMers. Ted was self-employed as an artisan furniture maker. He leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Cynthia (Dionne) DeMers; two sons, Theodore E. DeMers, Jr. and his wife Jayme (who are expecting a son in June), and Christopher DeMers and his wife, Molly; sister, Sandy Harakaly; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Yvette and Maurice Dionne; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roger and Louise Dionne, and Paul and Patricia Jones; several nieces and nephews; as well as a tight knit extended family and many loved ones, far and near. Ted was larger than life and made a profound impression on so many. He was proud and hardworking. He was a gentle, loving, gregarious man and also a fighter – a 40 year battle with Crohn's Disease being just one of many testaments of his deep strength of character and perseverance throughout the tough times. He felt and expressed pure joy through the simple moments of life – casual moments with those he loved meant the most. He found joy in a good bottle of wine, taking a long walk in the woods in the company of a dog, a game of Setback. His family, particularly his sons Teddy and Christopher, always knew how much he loved them and how proud he was of them, because he told them every chance he got. His friends knew how much he cared for them because he stayed connected and remained ever-present in their lives. In him, Cyndi had a lifelong partner and a marriage solidified by trust, love, laughter and commitment. He had a deep-seeded passion for many things – the art of woodworking, creating true masterpieces in his home woodworking shop; the great outdoors, spending countless hours immersed in nature with a great appreciation for wildlife; fatherhood, from little league coach and field trip chaperone to now reveling in a sense of wonderment and immense pride over the lives his grown sons had created for themselves, he held his two daughters-in-law, Jayme and Molly, tenderly in his heart and was looking forward to becoming a grandfather in June; and the passion that he had for his marriage to the love of his life, Cyndi, was his most admired one of all. 'Home' for the past 35 years was on a winding and woodsy country road in Willington, CT – a safe place where Ted found comfort, simplicity and solitude from the often complicated outside world. Ted was neighborly, not just to his street neighbors but the entire community of Willington. On a bright Friday morning in May, Ted was doing something he had done a million times before and would have done a million times more if not for a simple and cruel twist of fate – he simply offered a hand to a stranger in need. For this good deed, his life was taken from him and his Earthly presence from all of us. Ted, may your soul be everlasting. Services will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family (c/o Matt Emond, via GoFundMe); a college education fund will be established for Ted's grandson. Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., Stafford Springs, CT, has care of the arrangements. To leave a condolence online for the family, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on May 27, 2020.
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Cindy & family so sorry for you lost,I just find out7 ,20 ,2020 try find you mom dad phone number. again sooooo sorry love aunt patsy
Patsy dionne
Family
July 20, 2020
Dear Chris and Molly,
I am so very sorry for your great loss. May you find peace, strength and comfort in the beautiful memories shared with you dear father.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Honey Mistry( Largay Travel)
Honey Mistry
Acquaintance
June 10, 2020
Dear Cindy,
You and you're sons were the best thing that came into to Teds life, which was very apparent every time I spoke to Ted. A true love story. My Deepest sympathy to you and you're family over this tragedy and loss. Ted will be missed!
Dave Querido Jr
DAVID QUERIDO
Family
June 6, 2020
A beautiful love and family story. I only know of this from
Reading the obituary. Written from the heart. Also, the outcome was very very sad. I was in tears. Mr. Ted and wife, along with their sons and daughters-in-law, I would want
them as friends.
Our Lord will make Mr. Ted shine like the sun, flying high eagles until he feels the breath of dawn, reaching out to hold the hand of his Lord. You are
Love, comforted, safe and without pain. You are now an
Angel. Make a masterful piece
For heaven.
My sincerest condolences to the family, all the friends that
love you and may you find
Peace in your heart.
So sad. I am going to contact you soon by letter. I want to help Cyndi in anyway I can.
God bless you
You are in my prayers.
RIP Ted. RIP
Much respect to the family.
Ebby
June 2, 2020
Dear Cindy my deepest Condolences to you and your sons and their wives and all of your family having suffered the tragic loss of our beloved Ted. By the Gods Grace you and Teddy found each other at a young age and fell in Love. You were Teddy's Earth Angel. The both of you worked through many challenges a testimony of true Love. I was so proud of the man, husband and father Ted had become. I believe that you played an important role helping him along your journey together. The Blessing you both share is the forty two years you had together with many shared wonderful memories. Our Hearts go out to you, your sons and their wives, your parents and all your extended family. Love Adore Aimee Brett Joseph
Adore Dent
Family
May 29, 2020
Darlene Scaglia
May 29, 2020
Dear Cyndi, my mom and I are thinking of you during this most difficult time and loss of such a kind, loving, talented man. Our cousin Ted had such a love of you, his family, his home, animals, and nature. His legacy and memory will live on in each of us. We will take away from this tragic unbelievable twist of events of his death to remind us of what is important in our lives: family, love, home, nature, animals and being kind to each other. With all our prayers, love, and deepest sympathy. Darlene Scaglia and my Mom, Dale.
Darlene Scaglia
Friend
May 29, 2020
Cindi,
I so remember Ted from ages ago when you both made wooden lids and accessories for Longaberger Baskets.
Ted was always a kind man, and had a wonderful spirit about him.
I pray the Lord continues to keep you close during this time of sadness and sorrow.
My deepest condolences on losing such a wonderful man.
Marlene
Longaberger Basket Consultant 1992-2005
Marlene T Wilhelm
Acquaintance
May 29, 2020
Jayme DeMers
Family
May 28, 2020
Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
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Jayme DeMers
Family
May 27, 2020
Our life is a journey and Ted life was filled and blessed with a wonderful family. His road of life had Crohn's disease, so a tough disease to battle. You never knew as he always gave you his special smile and hug. I remember the lake, the fun times & cookouts we had at our Grandparents Ted & Mae. On the road of life, it is not where you go but who you are with. And now Ted is with the Lord as his road of life was cut short. To the DeMers family our deepest sympathies our love, today & tomorrow. Ted you will be missed.
David & Betty
Family
May 27, 2020
Jayme DeMers
Family
May 27, 2020
Terri Raymond
May 27, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Selena Nicole Eddy
Neighbor
May 27, 2020
There are no words to ease your sorrow. Watch for Teds signs, hell be close by... a bird, a butterfly, a scent, youll recognize his presence.
Paul & Carol
May 27, 2020
Didn't know you but you sound like you were one hell of a nice guy rest in peace sir .
Bob knowlton
May 26, 2020
I knew Teddy as a child His mother Eleanor and my mother Victoria Smith were best friends .We lost track of most of the family after my mother died and only kept in touch with Maryann.Last time I visited with her she told me all about her family.I am so sorry for your loss what a senseless way to die helping someone out.Prayers for the whole family.
Patricia J Smith Cyr
Friend
May 26, 2020
So sad to hear about what happened to Ted, he was a good person, with a great personality. My sincere condolences go out to his family, especially Cynthia. I met Ted when we were in our 20s, working at a furniture store. He was 5 years older than me, but taught me everything I needed to know about the job. He taught me how to repair all kinds of furniture, doing all kinds of repairs, a skill that I have had for my whole life. He was always good with his hands I recall. I still remember he had this neat Toyota Landcruiser that he repaired himself. We used to ride our motorcycle cycles together a few times during that time we knew each other, going to places such as Monson, MA to watch the motorcycle hill climbs. We were the only ones there with Yamaha bikes, everyone else had Harleys. He even invited me over to his house several times .for a cookout, and to play cards and have some beer. Ted went on to other things, and I was eventually let go at the store, so we Just parted ways. We didnt stay in touch, as I found a new job and eventually got married myself. Time passes quickly, that is one thing Ive learned in my life. I never forgot those times we spent together. Thank you Ted for all that you taught me. I wish we had stayed in touch, as I too live in Eastern CT. God bless you and your family.
Frank Berman
Acquaintance
May 26, 2020
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