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DEXTER Beverly Ann (Dexter) Desmarais, 74, passed away October 11, 2011 at Eastside Rehabilitation and Living Center in Bangor. She was born in Paterson, New Jersey, June 13th 1937, a daughter of Perry and Vera (Bates) Dexter.

She grew up at Willoughby Lake and West Burke, VT. She attended Lyndon Institute and the Juilliard School for Voice in New York City before marrying Robert R. Desmarais in 1959. She worked for a period of time at the Tap and Dye in Lyndonville Vt. and later became a stay at home mom, caring for their three children. The family then re-located to Harmony, Maine in 1973. She enjoyed working in her greenhouse, snowmobiling, traveling, doing puzzles, Popham Beach, and especially loved her Siamese cats.

Beverly is survived by her two daughters, Valerie Desmarais of West Burke, Vt, Sharon Mountain and her husband, Ray of Dexter; a son, Robert of Dexter; a sister, Florence Grant; 4 grandchildren, Hillary Davies of Kenduskeag, Robbie Desmarais of Maryland, Michael Mountain of Corinna and Matthew Mountain of Ripley; two great grandchildren, Connor Christian Davies and Colin Matthew Mountain, as well as several nieces and nephews. Beverly is also remembered by her special cat, Carly.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert and her sister Valerie.

The family wishes to thank Mayo Regional Hospital and their social services office as well as the staff at East Side Rehabilitation and Living Center in Bangor for their care and assistance for Beverly during her last few weeks of life.

Private burial will be in the family lot, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at

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