Edward D. LeMaire
MARQUETTE, MI – Edward D. LeMaire, age 93, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center in the loving care of his family.
Ed was born on June 3, 1924, in Sand River, to Henry and Viola (Barnett) LeMaire and resided in Marquette the majority of his life. Ed worked for numerous local area construction companies, performing general laborer and masonry work until his retirement. During his working career, he placed a coin in every building he worked on, so he jokingly chided that “he owned a piece of that building”. In his spare time, he was a master at completing puzzles, the more challenging, the better. His treasured memories of going to camp brought home many interesting stories….most of them true. Ed was an avid walker who often made his rounds at Flanigan’s Bar for a pint of beer and going to the Coachlight Resturant for a decent meal. He truly cherished his social interactions at those establishments. While living at Snowberry Heights, he was coined the “Candy Man” for his daily chocolate deliveries to all the women. Later when he moved to Norlite his role changed to the “Pie Man” enjoying his two pieces of pie each day. There was not a day that went by where Ed was not seen wearing his fedora hat, winking and tipping his hat to all the female residents.
Survivors include his six children, Carmen (Mike) Stoffregan of Fond du Lac, WI, Theda (Robert) Ritari of Marquette, George (Candy DesJardins) LeMaire of Marquette, Jo-Ann Anderson of Fond du Lac, WI, Shirl (John) Keating of Marquette, and Darryl LeMaire of Wisconsin; his grandchildren, David Schwemin, Edward (Jessica) Brooks, Lena Brooks, Shain LeMaire, Brent LeMaire, Robert Dagenais, Aaron Burbey, Ashley LeMaire, Damian LeMaire and Bethanne Cadeau; ten great-grandchildren; and his special friends, the Cadeau Family from Baraga.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; a son-in-law, Kenny Anderson; his grandson, Bernie Dagenais; his great-grandson, Brody Dagenais; and his two sisters, Marion (the late George) Brassard and Shirley (the late Perry) Patzer.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Holy Cross Cemetery.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the caregivers at Norlite Nursing Center for their wonderful care and kindnesses given to Ed while living at Norlite. Because Ed had a love for all animals, memorials may be directed to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter), P.O. Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com.