Robert F. Demers, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully May 27, 2023 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was the husband of the late Mary F. (Keeler) Demers.
Born in Central Falls, RI, son of the late Albert and Germaine (Faubert) Demers, and brother of the late Albert Demers. Bob was raised in Needham before moving to Mattapoisett in 1964.
He began his career after his service in the Navy as a Needham police officer, later as a private investigator and finally settling into locksmithing, owning Corner Lock in Mattapoisett.
He enjoyed always being active and on the go. He loved being around family and friends, hosting gatherings, traveling, playing the lottery, and trips to Foxwoods. He had a fun sense of humor, was infamous for teasing anyone close to him and had a way with gag gifts. All of Bob’s family gave him the nickname “cookie monster” as his love of cookies (and sweets) was stronger than almost anything else. Bob was loyal, dedicated, hardworking, and as honest as anyone could be.
Survivors include his 2 daughters, Michele Courville and her husband Timothy of New Bedford; Kathleen Demers and her partner John Vogt of Mattapoisett; Mike Rapoza, the son he never had, of New Bedford; 6 grandchildren, Alanna, Robert and his partner Marisela, Lucas, Sean and his fiancée Shayla, Julian and Benjamin; and 4 great-grandchildren, Jayson, Madison, Amelia and Ethan.
His visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 1st from 4-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 2nd at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.