Mr. Norman Napoleon DesRosiers, 97, of Thomson, Georgia, entered into rest on July 25, 2021.
Mr. DesRosiers was born in Middleboro, Massachusetts on October 20, 1923, the son of Late Alfred DesRosiers and Nellie Faille DesRosiers. He grew up in Middleboro and then served in the Army Air Force in the 455th Bomb Group in Southern Italy during World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Middleboro and then in 1953 he relocated to Excursion Inlet, Alaska to fulfill his dream of being a pioneer. He would live in Alaska for over fifty years and while there owned a sawmill and bar and worked at a cannery. After his retirement, he moved to Marysville, Washington and built his home there. In Marysville, he reconnected with Patricia Dainis, who also grew up in Middleboro, Massachusetts, and they got married on May 24, 1997. Then, in 2001, they moved to Thomson, Georgia. He came to faith in Christ in the early eighties, and it was an important part of his golden years. He wrote a book about his life and adventures, Alaska: This Was My Dream! He loved reading his Bible, he kept bees for over thirty years and loved beekeeping, loved the outdoors and fishing, and especially loved his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Nellie DesRosiers; his son, Norm DesRosiers; and his brother, Fred DesRosiers; as well as a stepbrother and two half- brothers. His survivors include his wife, Patricia Dainis; his sisters, Leona Demoranville and Lillian Dunham; his children Garry, Maureen, Scott, and Desmond DesRosiers; and his stepdaughters, Veronica Gray and Julie Carlson; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with Dr. R. Lee Walton and Dr. Robert Carlson officiating and the interment following in the Church Cemetery. Please visit www.beggsfuneralhome.net to sign the family’s personal guestbook.
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