NEW BEDFORD — Norman J. DesRoches, age 75 of New Bedford, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease. He was the son of the late Albina Marie (Rock) and Roland J. DesRoches.

He was born in Acushnet, Ma and lived in this area all of his life. He worked as a fisherman and was a proprietor of Family Laundromat.

He is survived by his children; Rhonda McGowen of New Bedford, Carole Kumor of Fairhaven, Norman J. DesRoches of New Bedford, Jamie DesRoches and his wife Ulrike of Germany, Sharon Pelletier of Dartmouth, Kristine DesRoches of New Bedford, and his youngest and most cherished child, Kitty DesRoches; daughter-in-law Tina Parris; he was also the father of the late Suzanne DesRoches and William Austin Parris III. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren as well as several great-grandchildren.

His visiting hours will be Wednesday evening in the funeral home from 5:00- 8:00 P.M. with a service during visitation. Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home, 111 Dartmouth St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Please see our website: www.perryfuneral.com for condolences.