Jean-Marc Desjardins, 1920 - 2013

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Jean-Marc Desjardins, 92, formerly of Lewiston, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough, where he had been a resident for the past two years. Born in Andreville, P.Q., Canada on May 14, 1920, he was the son of Joseph and Ida Boucher Desjardins. Moving to Lewiston at a young age, he was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School. A veteran of World War II, Jean-Marc served in the U.S. Army’s 14th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad with great distinction, earning a Bronze Star. While serving in Europe he received a draft notice from the Canadian Army. On March 23, 1945, he took the oath of citizenship in Paris, France. After the war, he returned to Lewiston and was employed for many years as a salesman for Central Distributors. He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish. On May 31, 2007, he married Yvette Boisvert, and took great pride and pleasure in being part of her family. Yvette passed away on October 27, 2012. He was especially close to his sister Therese, and also enjoyed spending time with his friends in the “Breakfast Club.” Survivors include three step-daughters; Camille and husband David Welsch of West Newfield, Monique Boisvert-Guay of Hancock, and Jocelyne and husband Samuel Gregg of Eliot, nine step-grandchildren and fifteen step great-grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Therese Desjardins.

Funeral Notice

DESJARDINS, Jean-Marc, 92, of Scarborough, died in Scarborough on April 15, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 PM. Services Friday, 9 AM, in the Lower Church of SS. Peter & Paul Basilica. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Maine Veterans’ Home, 290 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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