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Lorraine Ann DeMarsh (1940-2020)

Lorraine Ann DeMarsh

FARMINGTON - Lorraine Ann DeMarsh, 80, of Farmington, died early Sunday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Saratoga, NY, August 10, 1940, a daughter of Ernest and Agnes (Lamora) Knowlton and was a 1958 graduate of Corinth High School On April 23, 1960, she married Donald DeMarsh in Corinth and in 1967, they moved to Jay where she worked at International Paper Co. Lorraine loved the social aspect of work, having worked locally at International Paper, Foothills Management, Mills and Mills, the Livermore Falls Advertiser, and Riverside Greenhouses. Lorraine loved to dance, baking, reading, and knitting, and was famous for her mashed potatoes. She was always on the lookout for antiques in her shopping excursions and loved to go out to eat, especially for Chinese and The Olive Garden. Her biggest love was spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Donald "Don" DeMarsh of Farmington; daughter, Mary Ellis and her husband, Cale of Fayette; son, Michael DeMarsh and his wife, Donna of Waterville; grandchildren, Luke Emery, Logan Emery, Levi Emery, Ellie DeMarsh, Anna DeMarsh, Adam Ellis, and Nikolai Ellis; She was predeceased by her sisters, Shirley and Beverly; and a brother, Ernest, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial visitation, Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams~McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington where Covid-19 guidelines of the use of masks and social distancing will be observed. You may RSVP of your planned attendance in her Book of Memories at Private family services will be held with interment at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered in her memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Mrs.Demarsh was a special friend to me when I was young. She will be remembered fondled and with sincere memories I cherish. I am very sorry to her family for their loss.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear the news Don! Your wife was an amazing person! Prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  3. Don and family I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.

  4. Worked with her several years ago intown Farmington. Loved Lorraine. Quite the character. Dear person....good to the core.
    Sympathies goes out of all the family.

  5. Condolences to the family. May she RIP.

  6. I just read about this at 8:15pm on Nov. 19th, Just a few days ago I told someone that I wish we did not have this virus around because I would like to stop in an see Donnie and Lorraine. I worked with her at International Paper Company in Jay. When she lived in Wilton and East Wilton, she used to ride to work with me. I have always enjoyed talking with her. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. May God bless you all as you think of all the memories.

  7. Don and Family my sincerest condolences.
    Sad to read this, my your fond memories comfort you at this time.

    — former Mr. Paperback employee

  8. My deepest sympathy to Don and family. Lorraine was the sweetest woman and will be missed by all who knew her.

  9. My thoughts with you all, I grew up with Mary and Mike,worked in later years with Don at the shoe shop, god bless you all🙏

  10. My thoughts are with you all at this very diffculttime. So sorry and sending my sincere condolences to the entire Demarsh family.. Heaven surely gain another angel....

    Rest in Peace Lorraine..❤❤❤

  11. Don
    Just a moment to express my condolences to you.
    An old friend,
    Harvey Chase

  12. Miss Lorraine was a special lady and an awesome softball coach; such a wonderful mentor! My heart goes out to the family and friends.

  13. Don, Mary, and Mike,
    Sending prayers and sympathy to all of you.