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Esther DeMayo

Esther Shirley DeMayo (Smith)

Wednesday, September 7th, 1932 - Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Esther Shirley Smith DeMayo (87) of Trumbull, CT went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 while at home with her family. She was born September 7, 1932 in Williamstown, MA, a daughter of the late Truman and Florence Smith. Esther graduated from Williamstown High School in 1950 and went to work for New England T & T. She was married to the love of her life, James (Jim) DeMayo in August 1952; they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary before his death. She spent most of her life living out her roles as wife, mother, Nana, and friend, though for a time she worked at the Westport News in Westport, CT.
Esther was warm, welcoming and loving with a smile and sense of humor that made others feel comfortable. Many considered her to be their best friend. She was loyal, creative, fun loving and had a thirst for learning and growth.
She loved God with her whole heart and was very active in her faith; over the years she served in a variety of ways: CCD instructor, CYO leader, Prayer groups, Bible studies, Retreats, Stephens Ministry, RCIA, EPS, Rosary Society, Altar Guild President, and many more.
She was involved in community activities in the various places that she and her family lived including: Congress of Racial Equality, Developer of a pre-school program, CP center volunteer, Newcomers Club Board member. New Hanover Cotillion, Book Clubs and a board member of her home-owners association.
She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her daughters, Carla DeMayo-Ruiz and her husband Joseph Ruiz of Richmond, VA, Laura (DeMayo) Sirianni and her husband Anthony Sirianni of Trumbull, CT. Three grandchildren Nathan Ruiz (Monica), Ashley Poisella (Chris) and Nicole Kurzman (Greg). Two great-grandchildren Greyson and Harper Poisella. Esther is pre-deceased by her sister, Frances (Frankie) Senecal Williams (Ray) and her brother Robert E. Smith (Donna) and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Interment will be for immediate family only at the East Lawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA. In lieu of flowers, Mass cards for Esther are welcome or donations may be made to Christ the King Parish, 4700 Madison Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611
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    Rev. John McDonagh
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Msgr. Andrew G. Varga

Posted at 11:52am
Dear Laura and Family...
Please accept my prayers and condolences at the passing of your beloved Mom. May Resurrection peace be her reward and your comfort.
Msgr. Andy Varga

Carleen Kunkel

Posted at 04:52pm
I feel blessed to have known her but it was too short a time
Carleen Kunkel

Lois Genuario & family

Posted at 07:40pm
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Posted at 07:30pm
Esther was one in a million, her faith in our Lord was an inspiration. She had a sweet prayer filled spirit, and was a wonderful friend to me for well over forty years . The last time I had spoken to Esther was a couple of days before her passing, her voice was weak but she still had that great sense of humor.
My prayers and condolences go to all her beloved family. She is happy now and at rest with Jim.
Lois Genuario

Lou DeMayo

Posted at 07:38pm
A lifetime of fond memories of the most wonderful, kind and loving person ever❤️

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