OBITUARY

Doris Margaret Demeri

March 2, 1938July 10, 2018
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Beloved mother of Jacqueline (Gene )Costello and Katherine (Jeffrey) Daly. Loving grandmother of Paul A., Christopher and Ethan. Adored sister of Eva Beckhardt.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to: St Jude's and Shriners Hospital for Children.org

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, July 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Doris Margaret Demeri

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Holly and Tony Dargush

July 17, 2018

Kathy,
I just read your beautiful tribute to your mom. She was a very blessed woman to have raised 2 beautiful and wonderful daughters. I am without words to express how deeply your love and caring is evident and because of how she lived and now how you continue her legacy. You have always been loving and caring with whomever came into your life. God bless you and your family and find comfort in her memories and love.
Holly and Tony

Kathy Harkins

July 16, 2018

Kathy, Jeff, Ethan and family, Donna and I are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

David Lada

July 16, 2018

I'll miss you Darling

Thomad Schreck

July 16, 2018

My Dear Doris, from my heart I want to thank you for the friendship we shared these past few years.I am blessed that I had the opportunity to share your stories and memories of you life,you are an amazing woman ! Your generosity,kindness and compassion for others will now be rewarded in your after life,you are now with your hubby ,your best friend ,your husband and partner for ever and ever! I close my eyes and can see that beautiful smile of yours each time I visited you ,no matter how much pain you had you always smiled for me ! You never complained and always cared more for others especially your loving daughters.I am so greatful for knowing you and you will never be forgotten!

Kathy Daly

July 15, 2018

My mother, my confidante, my advisor, my friend.

Tender, loving, beautiful, kind, generous beyond measure, dignified, and refined.

A woman of taste and culture, a decorator extraordinaire, eclectic, eccentric, exceptional, rare.

Candid, quick witted, colorful, bright. An artist, baker, comedian, and delight.

Never boring, never bland, always on her terms, always her own brand.

She taught me to be honest, hardworking, and genuine. She was true to herself and others and always sanguine.

She loved my father deeply for he was an admirable man. A mutual affection, showing respect, always holding each other’s hand. She thought they’d see 50 anniversaries, but it didn’t go according to plan.

She loved her grandchildren unconditionally and treated them like gems, giving wise advice, a shoulder to lean on, and shelter from life’s problems. Tending to them as her garden under an endless sun. She was playful, creative, always eager to have fun.

She loved me and my sister, her parents, her sister, her family and friends old and new…her love was plentiful, infectious, and sometimes painfully true.

Life is full of ups and downs; my mother had her share. Yet she worried about others, she never ceased to care. Through the days of Hitler, widowhood, breast cancer, hip and femur surgery, then metastases with no answer. Stalwart in these storms, her rallying cry: “Be safe, be happy, stay warm!” Never wallowing in self-pity, always telling me I was pretty. The saying goes: “pay it forward”, I will in earnest try… to lend a helping hand, a favor, be a friend upon whom you rely.

“Be confident in yourself, don’t worry!” she would often say. I hope to heed these words and walk with them some day. How do I pay tribute? Where do I begin?

Love is the answer regardless of question, love… no matter what, where, or when. Love is the answer, love has no end.

Theresa Lada

July 15, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your mother Doris..Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. She will always be near,loved and missed every day.

Our deepest sympathy.

Theresa Lada and Family

Patricia Trapp

July 14, 2018

Doris .
A beautiful woman in and out. Classy and smart. Feminine and sweet. Kind and nurturing.
I loved your smile, your wit, and your sense of humor. I loved our conversations, your thoughtfulness, and your kind words of encouragement.
Doris, saw the beauty in everything, I loved that about her. We spoke about life... the good and the bad. We spoke about art, antiques, and flowers. We both love to decorate.
We spoke about life in another realm, a beautiful place where our loved ones would be waiting to receive us. A place where we would meet again as old friends. And we will do all things we spoke about.
We spoke about family. You would tell me about your beloved Angelo, and the love you shared, and all the sweet things he told you. And I would go on and on about my boys. In the end we will agree that we are blessed women.
Doris, you showed me how to stay strong when things don’t go according to plan. How to smile when you’re internally crying.
Doris said, “ I was never a coward!” I will always remember her for her strength.

Patricia Trapp

July 14, 2018

My friend , Sweet, pleasant, beautiful, smart, elegant Doris.

A beautiful soul
A beautiful woman
It is a blessing to have known you
We became friends because of your loving ways. You treated me special. You showed me such warmth. I can never thank you enough.
I will always remember your smile ..and your cute chin.
I’m forever great full for all the times you made me smile .
I will never forget you .
Love always, Pat.

Eva BECKHARDT

July 13, 2018

Dearest Doris,
You are where you wanted to be for the last few months now, at peace. No more pain, no more worries, no more obligations, no more doctors, no more chemotherapy. You are at peace, you had enough, you needed your rest. You were a great HERO, you did all what they told you to do to prolong your life for those who loved you. We all thought you would get better with all that treatment…..But , it was not to be. So, now you left me to represent our family, to keep our memories which we shared, which are so many. You had a good life, a very loving husband, Angelo, and two wonderful daughters, Jackie and Kathy and the three wonderful grandsons you so loved. They will remember all the wonderful times they shared with you. You enjoyed your life with your husband and then when you became a widow, you made many new friends with whom you enjoyed many nice luncheons and other activities. You enjoyed your walks on the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow Park , your yoga lessons with Jackie, going to the theater with your friend, reading. You did what you wanted to do. There are no regrets. It was a life well lived. I will miss you always and our everyday texts. It will be a big void in my life. But I know the way you felt now was not what you wanted OR I for you. Believe me you were the Bravest ever. You put up a good fight. I will miss you forever, until we meet again. With all my Love, your Sister, EVA

Eva Beckhardt

July 13, 2018

Dearest Doris,
You are where you wanted to be for the last few months now, at peace. No more pain, no more worries, no more obligations, no more doctors, no more chemotherapy. You are at peace, you had enough, you needed your rest. You were a great HERO, you did all what they told you to do to prolong your life for those who loved you. We all thought you would get better with all that treatment…..But , it was not to be. So, now you left me to represent our family, to keep our memories which we shared, which are so many. You had a good life, a very loving husband, Angelo, and two wonderful daughters, Jackie and Kathy and the three wonderful grandsons you so loved. They will remember all the wonderful times they shared with you. You enjoyed your life with your husband and then when you became a widow, you made many new friends with whom you enjoyed many nice luncheons and other activities. You enjoyed your walks on the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow Park, your yoga lessons with Jackie, going to the theater with your friend, reading. You did what you wanted to do. There are no regrets. It was a life well lived. I will miss you always and our everyday texts. It will be a big void in my life. But I know the way you felt now was not what you wanted OR I for you. Believe me you were the Bravest ever. You put up a good fight. I will miss you forever, until we meet again. With all my Love, your Sister, EVA