John R. Desmarais


John R. Desmarais, 58, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Born in Warwick, he was a son of the late Wilfred O. and Dolores (Gareau) Desmarais. John is survived by one son, John R. Desmarais Jr. (Michelle), one daughter, Alicia D. Desmarais, two brothers, Brian and Michael Desmarais (Denise), one sister, Lynn Hart (Patrick), one grandson, Nathan Desmarais, and his former wife, Dawn Pizzo. He was the brother of the late Thomas Desmarais. John served his country honorably in the United States Army.

A visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick.

Private burial will be at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Crossroads RI, 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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