Richard Z. Desmarais, 78, of Marlborough


Richard Z. DesmaraisMarlborough – Richard “Dick” Zoel Desmarais, 78, of Marlborough passed away in Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital in Leominster on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. He was born in Gardner on April 25, 1944, a son of the late Zoel and Virginia (Richard) Desmarais.

Richard leaves two sons, Nathaniel Case and his wife, Natalia of Leicester and Scott Desmarais and his wife, Wendi of Morgan Hill, CA; his sisters, Suzanne McFadden and her husband, John of Worcester and Patricia Wrenn and her husband, Thomas of Worcester; as well as several grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins.

He graduated from St. John’s High School in 1962 and received at BSEE from Worcester Tech in 1966. Following graduation, he headed west on his motorcycle to work at Boeing on the new 747, landing in California in 1969. There he married and had a son Scott while participating in several early technology companies before retirement in 2005. As he retired, he was reunited with his college love from Worcester, Carol Jakubowicz. After a whirlwind romance and marriage, they sailed out of San Francisco for over 5 years, traveling through the Caribbean and South America before coming back to the East coast. Carol and Richard settled into a new home in New Ipswich, NH and Richard continued doing some of his favorite things – going for walks with Carol, listening to jazz music, watching Sunday night Football and all season of Red Sox games.

Richard lost his beloved wife Carol in 2017 and moved close to the ocean, he spent two years in Plymouth and in 2020 he moved to Marlborough with his cat Bandit to be closer to family and friends. He lived a life most people can only dream about, he wasn’t afraid to take risks, he loved his family, he loved his wife, he loved the ocean, he loved his life! He will be forever missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visiting hour on Monday, August 8th from 10 to 11 am in St. George Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester with a Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of his life at 11 am. Entombment will follow in Notre Dame Mausoleum, Worcester.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden.