Rena DeMarsico

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Rena E. DeMarsico

1939 - 2014 NORTH ADAMS Mrs. Rena Ethel Tatro DeMarsico, 74, of 17 Tyler St., North Adams, Mass., died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Williamstown Commons. She was born in Searsburg, Vt. on Aug. 25, 1939, daughter of Walter and Viola Reed Tatro. She attended Searsburg schools. Rena was last employed by Commonwealth Sprague Capacitors. Before that, she worked for Sprague Electric Co. for 27 years until it closed, and at Wall-Streeter Shoe Co. She attended the First Baptist Church in North Adams. Rena enjoyed embroidery, puzzles, and a cold can of Pepsi. Her greatest love was spending time with her family. She was the widow of Robert J. DeMarsico, who died on March 24, 2004. They were married on Sep. 27, 1958. Survivors include three sons, Anthony DeMarsico and his wife, Esther, and Michael DeMarsico and his wife, Lisa, all of North Adams, and Glen DeMarsico and his wife, Cheryl, of Adams; 11 grandchildren, Heather Elliot, Anthony DeMarsico, Amanda Houghtlin, Aubrey Harmon, Kailey DeMarsico, Adam DeMarsico, Leigha DeMarsico, Tristan Ryczek, Kendall DeMarsico, Dillon DeMarsico, and Amber Siciliano; one great grandchild, Ryden DeMarsico; two sisters, Edna Cooper of Fort Myers, Fla. and Rosella Cote of Williamstown, Mass.; one brother, Donald Tatro of Clarksburg, Mass.; nieces and nephews, and her best friend, Diane Cyr of North Adams. Her grandson, Specialist Michael DeMarsico II, was killed in the war in Afghanistan on Aug. 16, 2012. She was also prececeased by three brothers, Walter, Peter, and Gerald Tatro FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Rena DeMarsico will be Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. A calling hour will be held Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home. To send a card or message, please visit


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 10, 2014
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