Michelle Marie “Mitch” Demers
North Haverhill, N.H. — Michelle Marie “Mitch” Demers, 61, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
She was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 9, 1952, the daughter of Norman W. and Patricia M. (Florentine) Demers.
Mitch graduated from Woodsville High School, class of 1970, and went on to graduate from Plymouth State College where she was a member of Kappa Sigma Phi sorority. She was the physical education teacher and coach at Oxbow High School, Bradford, Vt. Mitch later coached at Woodsville High School for many years. She was a longtime EMT for Woodsville Ambulance. Mitch worked at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville as a unit secretary for several years and most recently at WalMart in Woodsville.
Mitch played on the Plymouth State Softball Team, and during her college career she threw two no hitters. She played 1st base in the Upper Valley Softball League for many years and was the only woman on the team. Mitch was an enthusiastic member of Red Sox Nation. She was a member and past vice president of the Woodsville Area Booster Club. Mitch enjoyed many trips and time spent at Disney World. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Woodsville.
She was predeceased by her father, Norman W. Demers on March 2, 1990.
Survivors include her mother, Patricia M. “Pat” Demers of North Haverhill; six sisters, Susan A. Marquise and husband Greg of St. Petersburg, Fla., Robin E. Plourde and husband, Bill of Allenstown, N.H., Maryanne “Mazie” Middleton and husband, Chip of Dunedin, Fla., Regina M. Pulsifer of Plymouth, N.H., Patricia H. Mure and husband, Tony of Holderness, N.H., and Bernadette M. Demers and husband, Tim McGonagle of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Norman R. Demers and wife, Leslie of Charlestown, R.I. and Daniel J. Demers and wife, Maureen of Carver, Mass.; her godson, Dana; nieces and nephews, Dustin, Derek, Damien, Kalleen, Austin, Arin, Jillian, Alex, Kevin, Scott, Ryan, Mark, Catherine, Amanda, Kirsten, Aiden, Keeli, Kaleb, Tristan, Gabe, Matthew, Madelyn, Makinley, Maradyth, Caroline, Ella, and Maisy; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be on Sunday, June 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, N.H. with Father Jeffrey Statz, celebrant.
Burial will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Bath, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial contributions to be made to The Myositis Association, 1737 King Street, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314.
For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com.
Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.