SUSAN DEMASO Obituary (2022) – ,Florida,, MA
She graduated from Bangor High School in 1966 and was employed by the New England Telephone Company as a central office technician. In February 1973, Susan featured in the Bangor Daily News as Bangor’s first “toll test fixer” and possibly the first in the state of Maine. The headline read, “Ma Bell’s Sons Welcome Fixer.” She has held various telecommunications positions with the Bell family of companies in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Illinois. Susan moved from northeast Georgia over 20 years ago and then from Florida to enjoy the beach life.
One of Susan’s main goals was to adopt a young child from a foreign country. In pursuit of this goal, she traveled extensively in Europe and Russia over a two-year period. In 2000, she realized her dream by adopting two young boys from Russia, making them natural brothers aged 7 and 5. She brought them back to the United States and raised them to be the young gentlemen they are today.
In Roswell, Georgia, she was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church; she has been involved in the women’s guild, parish council, and youth ministries. She taught kindergarten and Sunday school. Susan loved the beach and travel; looking forward to his annual visit to Mount Desert Island and Seal Harbor, Maine, a special family place. She was a huge Boston Red Sox and Chicago Bulls fan. Susan loved to cook, had a catering business and co-owned a cafe.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Joseph M. Demaso. Survivors include his sons, Jake D. Demaso and Zachary K. Demaso; sisters, Teresa R. Scott, Loretta A. and husband, Jack Kearns, brothers, L. William and wife, Marie Demaso, John Michael and wife Jane Garland Demaso. She is also survived by a large extended family, including her 99-year-old uncle, Edward Demaso, pilot and World War II veteran; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. These include Thomas M. and his wife, Deborah Demaso; and great-nephew and niece, Joshua and Brianna Demaso, Lisa M. and husband, Eric Charloux, and great-nieces, Miranda and Ashley Charloux, also Dianne M. and husband, Mark Grandchamp and great-nieces Gabrielle, Marissa and Olivia Grandchamp . She maintained special friendships with her cousins Ayn Bellofatto, Marie Ellen Colton and Maria Giannelli. She enjoyed the company and activities of her dear friend, Carol Hastings, especially during the holidays.
There will be no Immediate Services; Services can be scheduled for a later date when family and friends can safely come together to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital, 360 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401, Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, 449 Ohio Street, Bangor, ME 04401 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Published by Boston Globe from February 12 to February 13, 2022.