John Joseph's Story
John Joseph Dempski, 62, of Merrimac, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday evening, November 26, 2017.
Born in Haverhill, May 6, 1955, he was one of three sons of the late Julian C. and Mary A. (Scarozza) Dempski. After graduating from Haverhill High School he attended the University of Massachusetts and Franklin Pierce University graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He worked as an electronics test engineer at several New England firms, most recently at Parallel Wireless, Inc. in Nashua, N.H.
John leaves behind his two brothers, Jeffrey W. Dempski and wife Katherine and Julian C. “Chet” Dempski and wife Martha; one niece, Kristen Rutman; two nephews, Michael and Matheson, along with extended family members and many dear friends.
Of all the roles John had in his life, son, brother, brother-in-law, Eagle Scout, mountain climber and pilot, he loved being “Uncle John” the most. In addition to his own niece and nephews, he was “Uncle John” to all his nephews’ cousins. Every summer he would pack up his beloved Westfalia and head to the White Mountains for camping and hiking with his nephews. John loved to teach children about science and technology and instead of taking them to the movies, he would take them to Home Depot to buy materials to make a homemade electromagnet, potato gun or a Jacob’s ladder. Always the “fun” uncle, he will be missed by all who called him Uncle John.
A memorial Mass will be held at the Church of the Nativity of the Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green Street, Merrimac, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. Following the Mass, there will be a gathering for all family and friends to celebrate John’s life. By request of the family, there will be no visiting hours and the burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery will be private.
Published on  November 30, 2017