Cumberland - Annette R. (Lussier) Desmarais, 70, of Mendon Road, died Monday, November 1, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Andre E. Desmarais. Mr. & Mrs. Desmarais had been married for forty-eight years.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Adrien and Marguerite (Gervais) Lussier, she had lived in Albion for many years, before moving to Cumberland five years ago.
Mrs. Desmarais was a Medical Technologist for forty-four years at the former Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island retiring five years ago. She was a graduate of Rhode Island College.
Annette was a renowned dollmaker, which gave her the greatest joy. She also enjoyed all sorts of crafts, including sewing, quilting and painting. She was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Monique Desmarais of Lincoln; three sons, Marc Desmarais of Lincoln, Denis Desmarais of Richlands, North Carolina, and Daniel Desmarais of Norwood, Massachusetts; three brothers, Adrien Lussier of South Carolina, Roland Lussier of Manville, and Richard Lussier of Wrentham, Massachusetts; and six grandchildren.
Her funeral will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. from Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose Church, 191 School Street, Albion. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manville. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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