Wednesday, 24 June 2009 14:39
Mae R. DeMeo passed away on May 28, 2009, at her home in Lantana, FL. Born on Oct. 7, 1909, she was 99 years old. She was the daughter of Antonio and Rosa Giresi and moved to Port Washington from Elizabeth St. in New York City, when she was 3 months old. Her parents, Antonio and Rosa came to America through Ellis Island, when they were 9 and 13 years respectively. They met in New York City and were married in the late 1800s. She was the beloved wife of Mickey DeMeo, also of Port Washington. They were married for 55 years until he predeceased her in 1988. They had resided in Port Washington until 1981, when they moved to North Carolina and Florida. Mae loved to travel and had traveled all over the world. She was an active participant of all areas of her life right up until her peaceful passing.
Affectionately known as Nana, Mae is survived by her daughters, Carole Moores of Oakwood, GA, and Dorothy Martin of Lake Worth, FL; 8 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and her sisters, Josephine Klem of Port Washington and Jane Coffrini of Greenacres, FL. Her brothers, Frank and James, sisters Marie and Annette predeceased her.
A private memorial service was held at St. Peter of Alcantara Church followed by a graveside service at Nassau Knowles Cemetery. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.