Grace DeMayo
Grace DeMayo
  • April 20, 1931 - December 14, 2017
  • Toms River, New Jersey

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Grace Marie De Mayo (Di Miceli) age 86, of Toms River, formally of Belleville, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on December 14, 2017. She was born to the late Frances Franzi Di Miceli and Andrew Di Miceli of Belleville.
Grace or "Gracie" as she was called, grew up in the Silver Lake section of Belleville and graduated from Belleville High School.
She worked as a customer service representative for New Jersey Insurance Underwriters Association in Newark for many years before her retirement.

Grace is survived by her former husband, George De Mayo, daughter Diane (Resnick) and husband Steve, son Michael and wife Dawn, and daughter Doreen Trabucco and husband Alan. She adored her 7 grandchildren, Rachel, David and Sarah Resnick, Michael and Kristin DeMayo, and Alana and Natalie Trabucco. She was like a sister to her sister in laws Joann Veneziano, Florence De Mayo and Carol Gaeta.
She loved to cook and share her special recipes with her grandchildren. Grace enjoyed the company of cousins and friends, with whom she would play cards with on Saturday nights. Grace was always there to help family and friends throughout her life or in their time of need. She was an avid bowler and bowled on many leagues well into her older years. She enjoyed being with her friends from Holiday City, with whom she took many bus trips to Atlantic City, and going to shows. She also shared an enthusiasm for the Giants and Yankees and especially Derek Jeter, her favorite player.

A viewing will be held at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road in Toms River on Sunday December 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A service will be held at the funeral home on Monday December 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM followed by an entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park, 1722 Silverton Road Toms River, NJ 08753.

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during the last month of her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meridian At Home Hospice, Meridian Health Foundation, 1345 Campus Parkway, Suite A2, Neptune, N.J. or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, in honor of Grace De Mayo.