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Philomena ("Mamie") DeMarco

July 17, 1929 July 31, 2020

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Obituary for Philomena ("Mamie") R. DeMarco (Cavallucci)

Philomena R. (“Mamie”) DeMarco, 91, passed away July 31, 2020 in Berks Heim. She previously resided at Sacred Heart Villa for several years, Wyomissing, and Reading, Pa.

Mamie was born on July 17, 1929, daughter of the late Camillo and Maria (Periandri) Cavallucci. She grew up in South Reading and attended Holy Rosary Grade School and St. Peter’s Reading Catholic High School. As a young woman, she began working at the Meinig Glove Factory; years later she obtained her beautician’s license by attending classes at night. However, she spent most of her working life as the cook for Msgr. Felix A. Losito and the many priests who resided at the Holy Rosary Church rectory.

Mamie is predeceased by her husband, James J. DeMarco, originally from Minersville, Pa., who died in 1996. She is also predeceased by her brothers Joseph, Anthony, Louis Cavallucci; and sisters Anna Dadamio, Lucy Stufflet. Surviving are sister Dorothy (wife of Joseph) Spina, Wyomissing; children James A. DeMarco and Camille DeMarco (wife of John McCormack), Sinking Spring, Pa.; granddaughters Erin DeMarco, Keely Bailey, Julie Alessandrini, all of Mohnton, Pa., and Kaitlin Fox, Hammondsport, N.Y. In addition, Mamie has six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews near and far.

She was a lifelong member of the Holy Rosary senior choir and served as chair or coordinated numerous church events such as dinner-dances and banquets. She was also dedicated to the women’s Rosary Society and worked many years for the church’s annual summer picnic as well as its weekly Bingo nights.

In addition to her love of Holy Rosary Church, Mamie will be remembered for her love of family, friends, Atlantic City casino trips, the Philadelphia Phillies, Christmas decorations, and cooking Italian meals. Music always filled her house – whether it was her favorite, Frank Sinatra, or the concertina she played at family gatherings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. Burial will take place at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Friends may pay their condolences before Mass from 9:30 to 10:00 am at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Holy Rosary Parish, 237 Franklin St., Reading, PA 19602. The Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc is assisting with arrangements. For those who are unable to attend or feel safer at home, you may view the Mass or express a condolence at

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    August 6, 2020 | 10:00am
    Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
    237 Franklin St
    Reading, PA
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    August 6, 2020
    Father John A. Hutta
  • Interment

    August 6, 2020 |
    Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum
    3139 Kutztown Road
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    August 6, 2020
    Chapel of Resurrection Crypt 255 E


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Natalie Domeisen

Camille, Thinking of our long-ago days at the Holy Rosary rectory, at church events, at your parents house, with your mother always there. Sending much love, Natalie Domeisen
Comment | Posted at 11:13am via Condolence

Ferdinand Gentile

Jimmy and Camille, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It’s difficult to know what to say just now..........except that you’re thought of in sympathy and friendship. Such great memories of her and Franklin St.
With love............Fred n Karen
Comment | Posted at 07:56pm via Condolence

Mary Wolfinger

Jimmy, Camille and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I have memories of Franklin Street and all of our parents being second parents and watching over us. Your memories will forever be with all of you. RIP Mamie. Steve & Mary (Gentile) Wolfinger
Comment | Posted at 04:34pm via Condolence

Ann Tirdell

Camille and Jimmy I am very sorry for your loss. Mamie was a great neighbor and I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be with Jim who she missed so much. Cherish all the memories that you have with her. May she rest in peace.🙏🙏 Ann Tirdell
Comment | Posted at 11:03am via Condolence

Danelle Parisi

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. Our prayers are with you and your families.
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