Cecile Eva Desmarais (affectionately known as Gram) entered into eternal rest on January 27, 2013 at the age of 91 in Avondale, AZ. Cecile was born on June 1, 1921 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. In 1961, she moved with her family to Arizona. She was a proud and loving homemaker. Cecile was a member of The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites and of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear. Her faith and her family were the highlights of her life. Cecile’s hobbies throughout her years included gardening, feeding her birds, latch hook, reading and she was a huge Diamondback’s fan. She is survived by her three children, Diane E. Neu of Avondale, AZ, Jeannine M. Desmarais of Norman, OK and John Desmarais of Mounds, OK; five grandchildren, Michael Neu, Donald Neu, Susan Koch, Aimee Gramblin and Jonathan Desmarais; 16 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm, Rosary at 7pm, on Wednesday, January 30th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear. Mass will be at 10am on Thursday, January 31st at St. John Vianney Parish, 539 La Pasada Blvd. in Goodyear. Interment will be at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Lung Association. Condolences to the family can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear.