SOUTH WALLINGFORD Joseph Demers, 50, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Longwood, Fla.
He was born Nov. 1, 1963, in Boston, Mass., the son of John and Carolyn (Zdankowski) Demers.
He attended local schools and graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School, and received an associate degree from Bunker Hill Community College.
He worked as a carpenter for many years, and worked in grounds and maintenance at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church (Christ Our Savior Parish) in Manchester, for the past five years.
He enjoyed traveling, especially to his home in Hawaii. He was a Boston sports fan, particularly of the Red Sox and Patriots. He was also a shutout pitcher in the Cape Cod League, having thrown a no-hitter.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen; his mother, Carolyn Demers of Dedham, Mass.; two brothers, John Demers of Scituate, Mass., and James Demers of North Providence, R.I.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, John Demers.
A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church (Christ Our Savior Parish) in Manchester.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center. At 6:15 p.m., friends and family are invited to share their memories.
Memorial contributions may be made to Serenity House, c/o Brewster & Shea, PO Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255.