NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rena Ethel DeMarsico, 74, of 17 Tyler St. died, Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Williamstown Commons.
Born in Searsburg, Vt., on Aug. 25, 1939, daughter of Walter and Viola Reed Tatro, she attended Searsburg schools.
Mrs. DeMarsico was last employed by the former 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 First Baptist Church in North Adams and enjoyed embroidery, puzzles and a cold can of Pepsi. Her greatest love was spending time with her family.
Her husband, Robert J. DeMarsico, whom she married on Sept. 27, 1958, died on March 24, 2004.
She leaves 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; two sisters, Edna Cooper of Fort Myers, Fla., and Rosella Cote of Williamstown; a brother, Donald Tatro of Clarksburg; 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; a great-grandchild, Ryden DeMarsico; nieces and nephews, and her best friend, Diane Cyr of North Adams.
Her grandson, Spec. Michael DeMarsico II, was killed in the war in Afghanistan on Aug. 16, 2012. Here three brothers Walter W. Tatro Jr., Peter Tatro and Gerald Tatro are also deceased.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. DeMarsico will be Saturday, June 14, at 11 at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Donations may be made in her memory to the funeral home.