John H. Demers

Lebanon, N.H. — John H. Demers, 64, a lifelong Lebanon resident died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in the comfort of his home.

He was born on April 9, 1948, in Hanover, N.H. to the late Edward R. “Frenchy” & Mary E. (McDermott) Demers. He attended Sacred Heart School and Lebanon High School. After school he enlisted with the US Army and served during the Vietnam War, receiving an honorable discharge due to a service connected disability. The majority of John’s adult life was spent helping different disabled veterans groups as well as individual disabled veterans. John will be remembered as a big man with a bigger heart and very generous person to his family and friends, using his time and resources to help them out. He was known as fun loving, quick to offer words of wisdom and had great sense of humor.

John was a past member of the Hartford Elks Lodge and a member of the American Legion Post 22. John enjoyed collecting Coca Cola memorabilia, his cats Miss Kitty, Chester and Momma Kitty all of whom he rescued and most of all spending time with his grandsons.

He was predeceased by a sister, Mary “Bunny” Dodge.

John is survived by his loving son, Justin Demers of Lebanon, who was by his side taking care of his daily needs; his daughter, Sharon; two brothers, Edward “Tiger” Demers and his wife, Judy of Alaska and Tom Demers and his wife, Janet of White River Jct., Vt.; a sister, Peggy Villar of Orford, N.H.; many beloved grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; his Goddaughter, Michelle Moses; and his dear friends, Blanche and Kevin McCabe and caregiver Debbie Johnson.

At John’s request there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon. Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements. Messages of sympathy can be shared at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the D.A.V. , PO Box 828, Attn: Bob Nicodemus, White River Jct., Vt. 05001 or one is asked to simply spend time visiting with a veteran.