WACO, Texas – William J. Desmarais of Waco, Texas, died Oct. 23, in Waco.

Born in Lewiston, Jan. 5, 1942, the son of Philip R. Desmarais and Marcelle Delorme, he graduated from Edward Little in 1960.

Survivors include his mother, Marcelle Bennett and stepfather, Andrew Bennett; one brother, Philip J., of Turner; one daughter, Rebecca; and two grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth, and his father, Philip R. Desmarais.

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