hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

August 15, 2013

Carlene (Wilcox) Desmarais, 89

Haverhill — Carlene (Wilcox) Desmarais, 89, of Haverhill, died Wednesday, August 7, at the Lawrence General Hospital.

She was born in Brattleboro, Vt., Sept 14, 1923, the only child of Lawrence and Priscilla (Page) Wilcox.

Carlene spent most of her life in Haverhill and enjoyed water sports, skiing, and animals.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leo J. Desmarais and four children, Lawrence F., George L., Valerie J., and John W. Greeley.

Carlene is survived by two daughters, Francine P. Leatham of Fremont, N.H., and Linda C. and her husband, Richard Washok, of Hampton, N.H.; two sons, James M. and his wife, Marsha Greeley, of R.I., and Ralph H. Greeley of Fremont, N.H. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service on Tuesday, August 20, at 2 p.m. at the Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27, Raymond, N.H. Burial will be in New Pine Grove Cemetery in Raymond, N.H. A reception will follow the burial at 4 p.m. at the Raymond Baptist Church. Contributions in her memory may be made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.