Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servants. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, sheep of your own fold, lambs of your own flock, sinners of your own redeeming. Receive them into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.
May their souls and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Rev. Robert E. Deming
January 26, 1942-July 11, 2022
The Reverend Robert E. Deming died after a short illness on July 11. He was the beloved husband of the late Carolyn Evans Deming. Father of Elizabeth Anne Deming and adopted son Thomas Poirier Jr. He was predeceased by his son David Andrew Deming. Brother of Ronald Orson Deming and Henry Albert Deming.
He was born on January 26, 1942 in Warwick, RI. He was the son of the late Edwin Albert Deming and Violet Elizabeth Hendrikson Deming Cilley. He was ordained by the Episcopal Diocese of RI on June 17, 1967. He was the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lancaster, NH, The Church of the Good Shepherd in Orange & an affiliate priest of Christ Church New Haven. Robert was the Chaplain of the Orange fire and police departments for 28 years and received an outstanding service award from the Orange Chamber of Commerce for personal efforts in NYC following 9/11.
A Requiem Mass was held on July 23 at Christ Church, New Haven. Contributions to his memory may be made to Christ Church, 84 Broadway, New Haven.