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Raymond G. Demers

Obituary for Raymond G. Demers

May 7, 1944 - July 8, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 75


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

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