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Roger M. Deshaies

November 21, 1920 - June 17, 2017

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Roger M. Deshaies, age 96, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Therese C. (Caron) Deshaies who had preceded his death just 6 days prior to his passing. Mr. and Mrs. Deshaies had been married for 67 loving years.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Julien and Ernestine (Masse) Deshaies, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and worked as...

Roger M. Deshaies, age 96, of New Bedford, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Therese C. (Caron) Deshaies who had preceded his death just 6 days prior to his passing. Mr. and Mrs. Deshaies had been married for 67 loving years.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Julien and Ernestine (Masse) Deshaies, he was a lifelong resident of the city. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and worked as a machine setter for Continental Screw Company until retiring in 1982. Mr. Deshaies was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, woodworking, making puzzles, napping, and especially eating sweet desserts. Above all, what he loved most was spending every moment with his beloved wife.

He is survived by four children, Ronald R. Deshaies and his wife Donna of Rockland, Diane M. Lacerda and her husband Jay of New Bedford, Robert A. Deshaies and his wife Chun-To of El Paso, TX and Raymond R. Deshaies and his wife Anne of Acushnet; 12 grandchildren, Roland Deshaies, Rochelle Bermudez, Roger Deshaies, Stephanie Deshaies, Randall Deshaies, Ryan Deshaies, Sarah Larguinho, Richard Deshaies, Ashley Rebello, Melissa Cabral, Brittany Souza, and Courtney Souza; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Deshaies was the father of the late Richard J. Deshaies and brother of the late Loretta, Leo and Armand Deshaies, Florence Mesquita, Doris Patenaude, Lucille Tremblay, Therese Alves and Jeannette Nunes.

His Funeral will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9 AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Joseph-St. Therese Church, Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his honor may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Burial will be private. For directions or online registration please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com