Laurent “Larry” Philippe Demers

BRIDGTON – Laurent “Larry” Philippe Demers, 76, passed away on Nov. 27, 2023, at Bella Point in Bridgton, after a long illness.

Larry was born on June 1, 1947, in Gorham. He lived most of his life in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Shortly after graduating from La Salle University, with a treasured year at the University of Fribourg, the source of many stories, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He led a distinguished career in the Navy, his time as a helmsman and as a recruiter among his favorite’s tales to tell. He retired after 24 years as a Chief Petty Officer, going on to a second career in the U.S. Postal Service, before finally retiring for good in 2007.

He was known for his stubbornness, sense of fun, kindness, adventurous spirit, and unwavering support of his family. Larry was also known for his wisdom and humor, which he gleefully shared in equal amounts with those around him. In his free time Larry enjoyed being a handyman of multiple stripes, handling major renovations of his home himself multiple times, never having a home without a workshop.

Larry is survived by his son, Alexander Demers (spouse Savvy Demers), and daughter, Antoinette Demers (spouse David Darrow). He is also survived by his brothers, Pete, Rosario, Marc, and Leon Demers, his sister, Cecile Demers as well as more than a dozen nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his sons, Rocky Brewer and Benjamin Demers, and his sister, Ann St. Pierre, and brother, John Demers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, from 12 – 2 p.m., at The Fortin Group, 217 Turner Street, Auburn, with a Memorial Service to follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Cemetery in the Spring.

Please visit to sign Larry’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Maine Alzheimer’s Association at

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