Albeo Jean Desjardins, 75, died on August 21, 2018 at the Exeter Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on October 18, 1942 in Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of the late Gilbert and Alma (LaFrances) Desjardins.
Albeo grew up in Canada, one of 15 children, and moved to the New Hampshire seacoast area at the age of 17. He has been a resident of Greenland for the last 16 years. A talented builder and landscaper extraordinaire with an unmatched work ethic, he was the owner of A.J. Desjardins Roofing Company for 45 years.
Albeo also had a love of flying. He was a pilot and owned his own private plane. He was very dedicated to his family and loved ones who always came first in his life.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his oldest beloved grandson, Adam Desjardins. His family includes his wife of 55 years, Connie (Winchester) Desjardins of Greenland, NH; two sons, Albeo Desjardins Jr. and his wife Christina of Manchester, NH, and Daniel Desjardins of Greenland, NH; his daughter Janine Desjardins Groman and her husband Todd of Hopkinton, MA; 7 grandchildren, Saul Groman, Nicholas Desjardins, Gabby Desjardins, Quinton Desjardins, Logan Desjardins, Harper Groman, and Adara Groman; two sisters, Rena Bois and Marietta Roy; three brothers, Gaudan Desjardins, Maurice Desjardins, and Nelson Desjardins; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 4-7 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Friday, August 31, at 11 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 / www.stjude.org , or to NH SPCA, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885-0196. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.