Demaris Ceccoli Farrell, 75, of Waverly, died on Saturday at Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband is Dr. Robert Farrell.
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Demaris, daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Ceccoli, was born in Eynon on Memorial Day, May 30, 1938. She was a member of the Church of St. Gregory, Clarks Green. Demaris graduated from Marywood College with a degree in fine arts. An artist and a painter, she was a vivid colorist and had absolute integrity. She worked as the illustrator for the advertising department of the Globe Store, Scranton. She then worked as a schoolteacher in Levittown, N.J., and later as an interior designer in the Scranton area. Her work is on display in many homes and institutions, and she was most proud of her exhibition at the University of Scranton in 1987.
Demaris was incredibly loving, creative and intelligent. She loved to travel the world, especially to Venice. She was a loyal, giving and generous person, and she had charisma like none other. Demaris's unique personality, quick wit and humor will survive her. She will be missed by so many friends, acquaintances and family whose lives she touched.
For their kind care and compassion, the family wishes to thank Dr. Richard Weinberger, Dr. John Farrell, Dr. Terrence Lenahan and the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart and of Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton.
She is also survived by two children, a daughter, Mari Demaris Byron and husband, William, Waverly; and a son, Robert Joseph Farrell and wife, Lisa, Dalton; a brother, Joseph Ceccoli and wife, Virginia, Levittown; her sister-in-law, Katrina Ceccoli, wife of her deceased brother, Darryl, Canton, Ga.; six grandchildren, Christina Maria, William James and Emily Demaris Byron of Waverly; Alex, Colin and Matthew Farrell of Dalton; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Eynon.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 tp 8 p.m.
For directions or to sign the online guest book, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuner alhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on July 15, 2013