Thomas L. Demelis

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DEMELIS Thomas L., 54, of Salisbury, MA, died suddenly on May 20, 2014 at the Anna Jacque’s Hospital in Newburyport, MA. He was born in Beverly, MA, May 12, 1960 to the late Gabriel Demelis and Greta “Scotty” (Garland) Hayes. Tom was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union # 537. He served with the United States Marines. He loved animals, the beach, traveling and enjoyed life to the fullest. He had a strong brotherhood and sisterhood bond with his friends. Tom was very family oriented and a kind, gentle, man. He is survived by his life long partner, Marie Burchell of Salisbury, MA, sister, Heather McKinley of Raymond, NH, step-mother Margaret Demelis of Danvers, MA, brother Michael Demelis of Danvers, MA, Aunt Mary and Uncle Sestino DiSerio and cousins of Toronto, Canada , and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins from Scotland. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte, Twomey and LeBlanc Funeral Home, 193 High Street, NEWBURYPORT, MA. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church located at 16 Beach Road in Salisbury, MA. Burial will follow in Longhill Cemetery in Salisbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Tom's name to the located at: For online condolences please visit our website at

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Published in Boston Herald on May 27, 2014
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