Walter Armand Desmarais

  • Born: July 19, 1933
  • Died: October 15, 2019
  • Location: Loudon, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Walter Armand Desmarais, born July 19, 1933 from Bradenton, FL and Loudon, NH passed on October 15, 2019 after a long illness.
Walter is survived by Gwendolyn (Gwen), his loving wife of 65 years; his daughter Katherine Pitman and husband Peter of Loudon; daughter Susan Thiboult and her husband Brian of Auburn; daughter Janet Desmarais of Bradenton, FL; his 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; his sister Pauline Parent of Manchester; sister Doreen Lacroix and her husband Jerry of Palmetto, FL; brother Marcel and his wife Jeannine of Appleton, NY; and many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father Henri and mother Dorothy (Carter) Desmarais, sister Beverly Garon and brother Robert.
He proudly served in the US Army. He did 5 years of on the job training and schooling for carpentry. He owned his own business building homes for many years until retirement. Walter spent most of his life building in Auburn, NH and created Maple Falls Estates in the town.
He enjoyed traveling throughout the country, playing golf and being with family and friends.

Funeral services in New Hampshire will be announced in the Spring.

Condolence & Memory Journal


We were so very saddened to hear that Walter had passed. You have both been friends for so very long. It was always nice having you next door during the summer and then we all decided to move on. I will never forget Walter insisting that Pauline eat at least one raw clam on a half shell every Christmastime ( she did it every year for Walter even though she really didn't like it). To think that a lifetime friendship came from wood and nails. Please keep in touch. It won't be the same without Wally but it will still be as precious. Love to you and your family.

Posted by Andy & Pauline Toulouse - Pembroke, NH - Friend   November 16, 2019

Our very deepest sympathy to Gwennie, Kathy, Susie, and Janet.

Posted by Mike and Becki McCarthy    October 18, 2019

Dad, you were simply the best! I love you very much!
You will never be forgotten.
All my love, Janet

Posted by Janet Desmarais - Bradenton, FL - Daughter   October 17, 2019


My sincere sympathy to the family. My husband worked for Walt and Gwen for many years and he was a very kind loving and giving person. We shared many good times together and I will never forget him.

Posted by Elaine Burleigh - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 17, 2019


Everyone who knew Walt and his great sense of humor, knows just how special he was. Bert and I had so many great times with Walt and Gwen and shared many laughs together. My brother will be forever in my heart and deeply missed. The memories I have will make me smile and feel great. Always, Pauline

Posted by Pauline Parent - Manchester, NH - Family   October 16, 2019

You were the greatest dad ever. I miss and love you so much, daddy. ❤ Katie May

Posted by Kathy Pitman - Loudon, NH - Daughter   October 16, 2019

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