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George R. Desrochers

George R. Desrochers, 77, loving husband of Jane (Woolsey) Desrochers, devoted father and proud grandfather passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in the Beverly Hospital from an aggressive lymphoma following a courageous battle.

Born November 30, 1936 in Berlin, NH, he was the son of the late Ridmond D. and Antoinette (Gosselin) Desrochers. He worked as a patrolman on the Portland, Maine, police force before beginning his career in electronics.   He retired as a Vice-President of Omron Electronics, Inc. and truly enjoyed his retirement.  

George had many hobbies and interests including traveling with his “beautiful bride”, Jane of fifty-seven years, motorcycle riding, target-shooting, reading historical biographies and cheering on his grandchildren enthusiastically for all their sports, their theater, or in their new-found careers.    George had a love and an aptitude for anything mechanical and was dependable in his ability to fix anything, either properly or with a little bit of ingenuity.  George was an instrument-rated private pilot, a veteran of the US Army and the US Marine Corps, where he received the National Defense Service Medal as well as a Good Conduct Medal.  He served his country proudly during the Korean War. 

George’s ability to tell a joke, relate a story, share a drink, comfort a friend, love his wife, cherish his children and adore his grandchildren will always be remembered. He was a member of the Blue Knights, the Ipswich Fish and Game, and he was a Captain in the Middlesex Sheriffs Motorcycle Unit.

In addition to his wife Jane he is survived by a son, Steven G. Desrochers and his wife Barbara Wright of VA; two daughters, Cherilyn A. Pitera and her partner William Peloquin of Wareham and Susan E. Danielson and her husband Rod of Exeter, NH; five grandchildren, Ryan Pitera and his wife Dr. Erica of New York City, Robyn K. Pitera of Marston Mills, Emma L Desrochers of VA, and Greta J. and Bridget M. Danileson both of  Exeter, NH; a brother, Robert D. Desrochers of Salem, NH, a sister Florence Richard of Berlin, NH  and several nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours will be 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, June 25 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Following the visiting hours there will be a short memorial message and Captain George Desrochers will be taken for his final motorcycle ride. All motors are welcome to join in the ride. Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society https://plus.google.com/app/basic/+TheLeukemiaLymphomaSociety.

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