Richard Cleophas Demers, 81, of Nashua, NH died Thursday August 20, 2021 at Langdon Place after having faced the ravages of Alzheimer’s over the past several years.  Born May 7, 1940 in Somersworth, NH, he was son of the late Ernest and Florence (Perreault) Demers and was predeceased by one son, Leonard, one sister, Pauline and one brother, Edward.

Richard was a former high school history teacher for the St. Paul Public School System in Minnesota.  He also served in the United States Army and Air Force National Guard.

   A vibrant man, Richard lived a connected life to his community – be it in the North Woods of MN at his beloved Woman Lake, the East Side of St Paul, or his daughter’s NH porch.  He loved gardening (grew all of his own vegetables), fishing from his 1970 little green boat, snowmobiling with the old guys, travel (without a cell phone or credit card), long walks with his German Shepherds, reading history, DQ hot fudge sundaes, an provocative debate over a good cup of coffee, the Boston Red Sox, and most especially his four grandchildren.

   Survivors include Nicole Gates (daughter) and her husband Chuck, Louis Demers (son), Louise Ader (sister), and Isabelle and Jackson Gates and Deacon and Dominic Demers (grandchildren). 

SERVICES:  There are no visiting hours.  A private graveside service will be held at Forest Glade Cemetery in Somersworth, NH at the convenience of the family.  The family asks that you please view Richard’s obituary at and please leave a memory or condolence message for the family.  The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH  03064 is in charge of arrangements.  An online guest-book is available at (603) 883-3401.   “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.