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DeMARCO, LAWRENCE A. 84 - passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his soul mate and wife of 54 years, Marie Teresa (Terry) (Cipriano), his daughters, Louise Melhado of Hammonton, Rosemarie DeMarco of Pasadena, CA, JoAnn Lenetsky of Tucson, Arizona; his Grand-children, Matthew and Brittany Melhado, Faith and Lauren Veneri, Cheryl Turner and Deanna McCrane; his great-grandchildren, Nickolas McCrane, Alaina and Michael Viscusi; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his four sisters, Anna Spinelli, Mildred Bruno, Katherine Kulikowski, Christie DeMarco, and his seven brothers, John, Nick, Charles, Anthony, Joseph, Angelo, and Peter. He was the son of Italian immigrants, Frank and Louise DeMarco. He was a life-long resident of Hammonton, graduated from Hammonton High School in 1947 and retired as the owner and operator of DeMarco's Shell on the White Horse Pike. After his honorable discharge from the United States Navy and the United States Army during the Korean War, Lawrence returned to Hammonton and served his community on the Hammonton Board of Education, Hammonton Water Department, Hammonton MUA, Hammonton Republican Club, and the Atlantic County Republican Club. He was also a life-long member of the Independent Volunteer Fire Co of Hammonton No. 2, serving more than 50 years as a volunteer Fireman. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Thursday Eve. From 6:30pm â€" 9:00pm and Friday 9:30am â€" 10:30am at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday 11am at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish â€" St. Anthony Church 285 Rt 206 Hammonton, NJ. Entombment will be in Greenmount Cemetery 124 S. First Rd. Hammonton, NJ. Donations may be made in Larry's memory to Independent Vol. Fire Co. #2, PO Box 281 Hammonton, NJ. (www. marinellafuneralhome.com)
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Apr. 3, 2013