Peter James DeMaria Jr.

October 27, 1944April 5, 2021

Peter James DeMaria, Jr., 76, of Jacksonville Beach, FL, passed away on April 5, 2021. He was born in Watertown, NY on October 27, 1944. Peter graduated from Jacksonville Trade School (Carpentry) and went on to serve two terms in the US Navy aboard the MSO 488 Minesweeper during the Vietnam War.

Peter was head of maintenance and security at Vista Del Mar Condominium Association in Jacksonville Beach, FL. He was a dedicated employee and resident who worked 45 years tirelessly to ensure safety and security for the residents.

He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many. Peter had a giving heart and was always thinking of others above himself. He loved trucks, watching the CSI TV series and was an avid stamp & coin collector.

Peter is survived by his loving family:

Larry DeMaria, Norine Taylor (Chuck), and Donna McMurray (John), Brothers and Sisters

Christopher Morin, PJ Morin (Theresa), Sean McMurray, Patrick McMurray, and Jacqueline McMurray, Nephews and Nieces

Sydney Morin, Hannah Morin, Salem Morin, Cayden Morin, Greyson Morin, Keegan Conroy, Giana Morin and Julian Morin, Great Nephews and Great Nieces

Funeral arrangements will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home at 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL as follows:

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Viewing) 11:30 AM - noon (Catholic Service)

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME Jacksonville Beach FL


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021


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Steve Gilmore

April 13, 2021

Thanks Pete for all you did for us at Vista Dell Mar. Always willing to help us with problems and checking our areas day and night.Such a sudden loss for all of us.You will be missed!

Sandra Shapiro

April 11, 2021

Knew Pete from VDM since I was a child (30 years) and he’d come around the pool, and in his deep southern drawl he would ask “Do you have your pool tags on?” And this is how I will forever remember him. So happy my children got to meet Mr. Pete. He was always there when we needed him. He was loyal and a great asset to VDM and he will be dearly missed by everyone in my family.

Lisa & Fred Page

April 11, 2021

Thanks to Pete for always taking such good care of Vista del Mar and all of us. The pride he took in keeping Vista del Mar beautiful will never be matched. Pete, you will be missed.

Alan and Susan Leslie

April 11, 2021

Pete was a gentle and caring man who touched many lives through his years of service to the Vista Del Mar community. We were always comforted by Pete's dedication and in knowing we could count on his help and support. His memory will live on and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends.

Elaine McMurray

April 11, 2021

Peter was one of the nicest people a person could meet. He was kind, he was loving , he helped many people and he served our God !