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Kevin Raymond Descoteau

Thursday, January 6, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Thursday, January 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Kevin Raymond Descoteau, 55, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, December 30, 2021, at his home.

Born Saturday, July 9, 1966 in Sommerville, NJ, he was the son of Ann Miller Descoteau of Belvidere, NJ and the late Raymond Descoteau.

Kevin was a graduate of Bridgewater Raritan High School in NJ. He excelled at wrestling and went on to win the state championship.
He moved to Hagerstown, MD after meeting his wife in 1994. In 2001, he enlisted with Air National Guard in Martinsburg, WV for 9 years. He was a firefighter for the state of WV and stationed at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg for 9 years. He never met someone that he couldn't bring joy and laughter to.
He volunteered his time with Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Company and always watched his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He genuinely cared for his family and friends, singing, music, sports, but mostly being a husband and father. 

He is survived by his wife Brenda  Descoteau; daughter, Montana Descoteau of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Kelli Brands and husband Edward of Belvidere, NJ; brother, Keith Descoteau and wife Kim of Manville, NJ.

Services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 3:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, with Terry Martin officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Interment will be private

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Company 19307 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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Brenda, We are sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. He is in our thoughts and prayers. Love Sue and Larry

Larry and Sue Poandl
Middlesex, NJ

Kevin was one of the last nephews/nieces that I babysat (along with Lynda & Matt) before I moved to Philadelphia. He was such a joy - and what a smile! You really could never stay mad at him for long- he’d look at you with that smile and twinkling eyes and that was that! Brenda & Montana - I know the grief that I’m feeling but can’t imagine the depths of grief that you’re feeling. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers - please let your fond memories fill your mind, warm your heart and help you through this most difficult time! Love,Aunt Mary

Mary McDevitt
Havertown , Pennsylvania

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Descoteau family for the loss of Kevin.

Tom Robbins
Smithtown, NY

I was a past member and employee of the Longmeadow Fire Dept.I had the pleasure of working with Kevin.He was a special person in many ways.Its funny but I remember when we would order pizza Kevin called it a pie.I guess it was a Jersey slang his nickname was also Jersey.I remember him as a teamster truck driver and when he applied to the Air National Guard.He had a forearm tattoo that the Guard said had to be removed.Pain the inconvenience of a slow healing process and not being able to wear his Fire Dept gear.Kevin was tuff and wanted a career in the Fire Dept and made it. My condolences and prayers to Brenda and family.

Terry Gearhart
Hagerstown, MD

It was an honor to service in the Air Force with Kevin. Kevin was an excellent Firefighter and I enjoyed working with him at the Air Guard. Until we meet again Brother.

Chuck Longley
Clear Spring , Md

Kevin was one of those rare persons who would literally give you the shirt off his back if you were in need. He had a big heart, and he was always ready to share the love. He will be sorely missed.

William McDevitt
Havertown, PA

You were a cousin that always brought laughter to the table..when you ate my cheese soup that was suppose to be Ziti to time to make the so many other story's that I can still laugh over..I remember when you met Brenda how excited you you bragged about her.but one of the best memories is how proud you were to become a father. You would push her in grocery cart and dance without any hesitation or embarrassment.Montana was a lucky girl to have a father like will be missed by all.till we meet you kevin

Dara Austin
Myrtle beach, South carolina

Brenda and Montana, My deepest condolences My prayers and thoughts are with you both during this very difficult time. May our Lord give you strength and comfort always. Tammy Fernandes and Family.

Tammy Fernandes
Hagerstown, MD

My deepest condolences to you and Montana.

Latrunda Persinger
Hagerstown, Maryland

I was 10 years old the last time I met Kevin. We were living in Ohio for the year because of my mother's, Shannon's job. He knew my family is very into science and medicine and he showed us his scars from the tattoo removal procedure he had had done so he could join the Air national guard. That was one of the coolest things I had seen in my 10 years and maybe because of it I am in med school today ❤️

I am sure the most recent comment wasn’t made with any disrespect, however my brother did NOT pass from the covid virus. I’m just asking that people do not speculate and make that assumption without the proper information from immediate family. Again, I’m sure it was not the intention, but that’s very upsetting to read to his closest family members. Thank you

Kelli Brands
Belvidere, NJ

We lost another family member to the virus

Frankie Heintz Jr
Orangeville, Pennsylvania

I wish to express condolences and sympathy to the family of Kevin. I pray for God to give you strength.

Robert Smith
Succasunna , NJ

May all the memories and love you shared bring you peace during this difficult time. Kevin will always be looking down from up above showering you all with love! He was a super proud dad and husband of both his precious ‘girls’ (Bren and Tana) and will be greatly missed by all. May you rest easy and in peace now Kev.

The Myers
Martinsburg , WV

I will miss you so much Kevin. Ryan and I were so happy when you and Brenda let us have Montana be in our wedding as our Flower Girl eleven years ago. She, Brenda and you were such a delight and helped make our day that much more special. You were such a great person and Cousin. Brenda and Montana, we are so sorry for your loss. You and our whole family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending all of our love.

Megan Koechig
Media, PA

RIP Brother. I worked with "Jersey" his entire 9 years at the 167th Fire Department. He gave it his all. He will be missed by family and friends.

Larry Sherman
Hedgesville, WV

May you be singing the Beach Boys in heaven. I will never forget the pride I felt in high-school being your personal cheerleader when you were in your wrestling meets..I know you'll be looking over Brenda and Montana..they were your world...RIP KEV

Beth Miller
Mrytle Beach , SC

Until We Meet Again

Edward Brands
belvidere, NJ

Kevin is one of those cousins you brag about to your friends. His energy and personality was always the highest at any family event. One of my favorite memories was when I was 8 hanging out with him and my father at the kitchen table and he said he was going to get Burger King for us 3 and came back to the house with 25 hamburgers, 25 cheeseburgers, and I have no idea how many fries. I completely understand why Kevin and my father were good friends. He was awesome and he will truly be missed. Brenda and Montana, I'm so sorry for your loss and I am sending love, thoughts and prayers to y'all during this tough time.

Dan Austin
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina

I will miss you Kevin, you made the world a better place! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

Gary Essex
Buffalo, NY

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