Kenneth R. Demarais, of Moriah, NY passed away Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at the age of 66. Ken was born on March 5th, 1954 in Ticonderoga, NY.
Ken was a lifelong resident of this area, but enjoyed travelling abroad during his time in the service. Ken was a graduate of Moriah Central School class of 1973, where he excelled in football and track. Upon graduation, Ken spent 4 years of service in the United States Air Force before his honorable discharge. He then went on to study and play football at Northland Community College in Minnesota, where he was named a Member of the All-Conference team in 1981. Ken ultimately made a career with the Vermont State Department of Corrections for 30 years before retiring in 2013.
Ken was best known for his genuine love of life and his contagious personality. His smile lit up the room. He saw the best in everyone and every situation, and loved to be surrounded by his friends and family. His sense of humor was unmatched. Ken had the ability to liven up any room he entered, always making himself the life of the party. He loved to tell jokes and always had a memory or story about his past times ready at his disposal. Ken had a vast love for sports, but he was especially fond of his New York Giants. He was happiest dining out and eating delicious food, or telling tales by the pool in the summer surrounded by good company. He was a friend to everyone and cherished those he loved most.
Ken was predeceased by his parents, Roy & Marjorie Demarais.
Ken is survived by his four children: Josh (Jordan) Demarais, Jacob (Kayleigh) Demarais, John (Cassandra) Demarais, and Erica Demarais Wiisanen. He is also survived by his siblings: Phyllis (Harold) Whitford, Gary (Joanne [late]) Demarais, Kathy (Russ) Finkbeiner, and David (Linda) Demarais, as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins. He is survived by his grandchildren Calvin & Willa (unborn) Demarais, Zane & Lydia Demarais, and Anya, Maya, & Kai Wiisanen. Lastly, he is survived by his companion Sue Brassard and her family, who became a second family to him.
Due to covid, there was a small, private service held for Ken following his death. However, the family is planning a celebration of life to take place this spring that will be welcome to any and all that loved Ken. For now, the family respectfully asks that you honor and celebrate Ken from afar.
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