Joseph A. DeMarco

  • Born: March 19, 1926
  • Died: August 6, 2019
  • Location: Avon, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Joseph A. DeMarco, 93, a longtime resident of Avon, died peacefully at the Life Care Center of West Bridgewater on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. He was the husband of Irene (Tully) DeMarco for 70 years. Son of the late Angelo and Gertrude (Cobb) DeMarco, he was born in Boston and raised in Roxbury. Joseph was a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy and a Veteran of World War II. He was a resident of Avon since 1953. Joseph was the Superintendent of Maintenance for the Senior Housing in Avon for 17 years before retiring in 1989. He was an active performer with the South Shore Variety Show Troop with his friend Gerry Peterson, Retired Avon PD.

In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his daughter Susan Garvin and her husband Jerome of Easton, as well as his grandchildren, Janet (Kibbee) Lind and her husband Dan and Paul Kibbee and his great-grandchildren, Logan Lind, Brianna Kibbee and Victoria Kibbee. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael Church, 87 North Main Street, Avon on Friday, August 23 at 10 AM. Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne on Monday, August 26 at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, MA 02379.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I love you daddy miss u so much I wish u could see your great grandson he is my world nut I know u have angels looking over him and a Mom god love her misses u unbelievable you were her world xxxxxoooo I love you

Posted by Sue Garvin - South Easton, MA - daughter   July 31, 2020


Love u dad Missing terribly but I know you're watching me and still guiding me but most of all you are at Peace now and in Gods hands xxxxxxxxxxxooooooooo

Posted by Sue Garvin - South Easton, MA   August 22, 2019

Mr. DeMarco,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   August 21, 2019

Susan, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, thinking of you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Nancy Perkins Higgins - Raynham, MA   August 20, 2019

RIP Comrade Joe.

Posted by Jerry Eaton - Whitman, MA - Friend   August 18, 2019

Aunt Irene, Sue & Jerome... I'm very sorry that you've lost such a wonderful man. Uncle Joe was always such a character, making us laugh and telling us stories like when he was in WWII, and the ship he was on docked, and he looked over and saw his brother on the ship docked next to his. He was such a blessing to the folks over at Fellowship Circle and so many others. His reward from our faithful Lord is now his, and I'm sure he's enjoying the reunion with family and friends from a full life. Please know that he's in the best hands, and you will see him again. It's not an end. It's a glorious new beginning. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Posted by Mary Helen Tully Haines - Abilene, TX - family   August 08, 2019


Aunt Irene, Sue and Jerome, I am so sad to hear about Uncle Joe. I will always remember him exactly as the picture you have here. I don't recall ever seeing him without a smile on his face and always loved the sound of his laughter. May all the wonderful memories you have bring a measure of comfort right now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks. Love to you all

Posted by Anne Tully Cook - W Wardsboro, VT - Family   August 07, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Irene. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Posted by Rosemary Sherman - Byantville, MA - Friend   August 07, 2019

My heart is broken for all of you. Such a wonderful man. My he be at peace.
Mr. DeMarco, Thank you for your service to our country and your service to your family.
You will be missed, Taryn Mohan Bonnefoi and family

Posted by Taryn Mohan - Holbrook, MA - Family Friend   August 07, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. He is in a much better place but that does not make it any easier. Thoughts and prayers to all

Posted by Evie Wamboldt - Randolph, MA - Friend   August 07, 2019


We are so very sorry for your loss. He was my funny, favorite Uncle Joey and my Dads favorite and closes brother. Our prayers are with you all. I am sure My Dad,Mom and sister Karen we're all there to greet him through his transition into heaven . You will all be together again one day. He will always be beside you and your guiding angel for life. Love The Palmariello's

Posted by Karlene Palmariello - Mashpee, MA - Family   August 06, 2019

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Irene and Joey. Barbara and Jim DeMarco,s best friends for life and brother and sister in law. RIP