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Jennie (Forti) DeMarco

Funeral Services and Interment were held privately on Saturday, April 23rd for Jennie (Forti) DeMarco, who died on Saturday, April 16th surrounded by her family. She was 90 years old. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Jennie was a native to East Boston to her late parents, James V. & Anna (Peretti) Forti. She was raised and educated in East Boston and was an alum of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. Jennie was married to the love of her life, Pasquale E. DeMarco and moved to Revere in 1955. Jennie along with her husband raised their four children in the home they built together with years of love and hard work.

Among her many qualities, Jennie had an incredibly strong work ethic. Starting at a young age she worked at Bea’s Bakery in East Boston. Through the years she held many clerical positions at businesses such as Sears, New England Telephone, and Lester L. Burdick Insurance. Most notable was her 20-year tenure at the Shawmut Bank of Boston. As her children grew, Jennie concurrently started a second career in the Food Service Industry as a Server at the Chateau de Ville, Hilltop Steakhouse, The Executive Dining Room for Shawmut Bank, the Tavern in Boston, as well as a banquet waitress at many Boston based universities. Jennie’s career spanned over 50 years; she was an exceptional hard worker.

Jennie was the matriarch of her family and loved us all unconditionally. She was a wonderful cook and hosted many large holiday gatherings including extended family and friends. Her parties were legendary, her food unsurpassable. It was always important to her that all family including aunts, uncles, cousins, friends stay together, be together, and never lose touch. She was revered by the entire family as the ‘backbone,’ and to her, family was always first.

Jennie was a devout catholic and belonged to the Immaculate Conception parish of Revere. She was also an active member of Saint Anthony of Padua in Revere, often attending Novenas and Adoration at both churches. She would worship at many different churches always appreciating the architecture and the beauty of any church. Her strong faith gave her a sense of inner peace, which she shared with the community through her work as a Eucharistic Minister, visiting the sick and elderly at various nursing homes throughout Revere, and at the CHA Hospital in Everett where she would administer communion and conduct rosary groups. Her motivation to promote her faith was endless. Other retirement pleasures included Yoga, Tai Chi, Sudoku, and several trips to Sicily with her loving husband.

She was the beloved wife of 64 years to the late Pasquale E. “Pat” DeMarco. Loving mother of Damian B. DeMarco & his wife Mary of Revere, David DeMarco & his wife Donna of Marlborough, Daria Saia & her husband Charles “Chuck” of Londonderry, NH & Deirdre Damiano, and her husband Stephen of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Daria C. Saia of Derry, NH, Stephen Damiano Jr. & his wife Jacqueline of Revere, AnnMarie Censullo & her husband Stephen of Londonderry, NH, Christopher Damiano of Revere, Salvatore C. Saia of Londonderry, NH, Nicholas D. DeMarco of New Bedford, Gina M. DeMarco of Brooklyn, NY & Sara DeMarco of Kingston, NH. Adored great-grandmother of Tresor, Gianna, Stephen III, & Jack Mario. Dear sister of the late Ann Maloney. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.


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