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Francis X. Desmarais

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Francis was born on March 20, 1921 and passed away in March 2017.

Francis was a resident of Chicopee, Massachusetts at the time of his passing.

He was raised in Aldenville, graduated from Saint Joan of Arc Elementary School in Aldenville and Cathedral High School in Springfield and was a lifelong resident of Chicopee.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II with the 7th Infantry Regiment 32nd Division and attained the rank of Technician Fifth Class.

His funeral will be held on Thursday morning, February 9, 2017 beginning at the St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020, (funeral home will open at 9 a.m.), followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at Sainte Rose de Lima Church, 600 Grattan Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. His burial with United States Army Military Honors will follow the Mass at Sainte Rose Cemetery, 49 Olsen Street, Chicopee, MA 01020.

His family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Saint Joan of Arc School Tuition Fund, 587 Grattan Street, Chicopee, MA 01020 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, (Please specify Springfield), 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

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