Craig Desormeau, 76, Syracuse

SYRACUSE,  NY — Craig Desormeau, 76, Syracuse, NY, passed away on April 1, 2021 after a long illness.

He was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Theresa, NY, the son of Gerald & Margaret Desormeau. He grew up in Theresa and graduated from Alfred State College.

A retired civil engineer, he began his career working for the engineering firms O’Brien & Gere and Calocerinos & Spina before opening his own consulting engineer business. For a time, he owned a wine-making product store in Syracuse.

Craig loved designing and building, and twice built his own home. He always had a project in the works. Generous with his time and talents, he devoted many hours to helping his daughter & son-in-law remodel fixer-upper homes, and taught them a thing or two about tools and materials and life. He also enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family and was a proud grandfather. He had a kind heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by a daughter, Lori Desormeau (Michael Kelleher); a granddaughter, Emily Kelleher; his mother, Margaret Desormeau; his brother, Gerard Desormeau (Patricia); his nieces Janice Howard and Tammy Robinson. He is also survived by his former spouse, Jane Desormeau.

He was predeceased by his father, Gerald Desormeau.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, with Rev. Donald Briant, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa, NY, following services.

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