Thelma DEMAS

August 22, 1926May 4, 2019

Thelma Demas dies at age 92 peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. She was the wife of Jonas E. Demas (deceased), mother of Salome, Bernadette, Barbara, Washington, Willis, Herman (deceased) Joan and Allister, grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of six. Sister of Beryl Marcano (Deceased), Marie Eligon (Deceased), John Marchan (Deceased), Lucille Edmund and Julia Bethel. Mother-In-Law of Jonathan (Deceased), Selwyn (Deceased), Wendy and Shelley-Ann. A celebration of her life will be held on 14 May 2019, 10:30 am at Our Lady Queens of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church. Words cannot express how much we will miss our beloved Matriarch. May she rest in eternal peace. As an alternative to flowers, a donation may be made to the American Heart Association.

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  • Thelma Demas Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 14, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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Allison Demas

May 14, 2019

I will always remember Aunty Thelma as a gentle, warm, kind and compassionate soul who adored her children and grandchildren. May she rest in eternal peace, reunited with her beloved husband, Uncle Joe.

Karen Rojas-Balfour

May 13, 2019

Simply a beautiful lady, very kind and soft spoken. I can still hear your soft voice when we spoke back in March, always remembering to ask about my family. RIP mama Demas🙏🏾

Shelley-Ann Hope

May 13, 2019

My second Mum....will miss your smile and your warmth.
May you Rest In Peace

Michela Demas

May 13, 2019

My favorite quote is:
One day we’ll disappear together in a dream, however short or long our lives are going to be.

Aaliyah Demas

May 13, 2019

Whenever I went to visit she would ask for an even number of kisses. One day I gave her one and she grabbed my hand and told me to give her two. Then I kissed her on the other cheek. Then she grabbed me and said that she wanted them at the same time so I had to give her another set of two…I ended up giving her eight for good measure.

Allister Demas

May 13, 2019

The best most caring mother. Loved by all kids and grandkids. We will miss her smile and love. One of her last words was she will miss her grand babies.

Grevelle Superville

May 13, 2019

My condolences to the family. Always remember my son Brent talking about the hospitality and love extended to him in his time of need. My sister Wendy also, relative to her time of grave illness. Wendy talked about how the family mobilises to help in times of need. Obviously Thelma set an example of love and Love is everything.
May her soul rest in peace.

Helen Chin

May 13, 2019

A remarkable Aunt and "Great" Aunt to my Mom, many others and myself. She was indeed "Great" because Aunty Thelma opened her heart and her home to us her relatives. I would remember my nephew at four (4) years old - many, many years ago..saying to my Mom and I quote...'Granny, you cannot stay home, you always going by 'Uncle Thelma'; those words were indicative of a bond between Aunt and Niece.

A loving, kind and caring person who always wanted the BEST for each of us. From her cooking, baking to her 'green' thumbs in the garden were some of her finest qualities/trademark.

We would miss you dearly Aunty, but we ought to be consoled that our Father who has gone before us has prepared a place for each of us. I know too, that our Blessed Mother in heaven has welcomed you home as I have witnessed your nightly devotions to her. Rest in perfect peace Aunty Thelma , until we all meet again. May Perpetual Light Shine Upon You. AMEN.

From Sais and Helen

Judy Inniss Bernard

May 13, 2019


Judy Inniss Bernard

May 13, 2019

Memories, so many memories. Memories of Mrs. D cooking, artfully crocheting those toilet paper holders with beautifully dressed black dolls; earings, bracelets et al, encouraging me to purchase REN for Dwight when we browsed at the Comic Book store on Austin Street, I didn't even know of Ren and Stimpy then - "Buy it for the boy", she said. Willis plaited the three strands of hair. Going for afternoon walks on the Boulevard in Forest Hills dressed in her pretty hat. Sitting in the living room at Padmore Street watching MAS on Carnival Monday and Tuesday and with that deep laugh, telling us how she used to DRESS when she was ""young". She was very much part of the lime. Telling me how much Almond Powder and icing sugar to buy for her to decorate a cake for my wedding. I could go on and on...... But alas, space must be left for others. Oh, and she made delicious cassava dumplings. Mrs. D it was certainly a pleasure knowing you. May you rest in eternal peace. 🙏🏾
Judy and Dwight