February 11, 2014

Rita T. Desmarais

CHAZY LAKE — Mrs. Rita T. Desmarais, 81, of Wilfred King Road in Chazy Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at CVPH Medical Center with family by her side. She was born Aug. 12 1932, in Cannons Corners, the daughter of the late Eldemore and Bertha (Gadway) Decoste.

Rita was a communicant of St. Bernard's Church in Lyon Mountain. She enjoyed spending time and cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to the mall and having coffee with friends.

Rita is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law; Rev. Garvin Demarais of Ellenburg Depot, Daniel and Rita Demarais of Ellenburg Depot; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and Dale Boulrice of Ellenburg Depot, Arlene and Bill Loughan of Champlain, Sally and Alvin Canning of Chazy Lake, Annette and Randy Manor of Ellenburg Depot; siblings, Victor and Sharon Decoste of Burlington, Vt., Lawrence and Valerie Decoste of East Greenbush, Sandra and Michael Bechard of Chazy, Gary and Linda Decoste of Mooers, Linda and Wayne Supernaw of Mooers; nine grandchildren, Jared, Jessica, Justin, Danielle, Melissa, Cortney, Ashley, Adam and Jordan; her great-grandchildren, Lucas, Brady, Zaedyn, Kaze, Evias, Ellery, Wesley, Ansley, Brandon, and Taylor; several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Samuel L. Desmarais, passed away in 2000. Her brothers, Raymond Decoste, Marcel Decoste, Esmond Decoste, Leon Decoste, Arthur Decoste, and Lionel Decoste also passed away earlier.

In accordance with Rita's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at St. Bernard's Church, Lyon Mountain. Interment will be at St. Edmund's cemetery in Ellenburg at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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