Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Judy A. DeMarte

Belfast, NY - Judy A. DeMarte of Belfast passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at home with her family. She was born on July 24, 1942 in Wellsville to Leon and Olga Mohar Roeske. On April 18, 1964 she married Thomas DeMarte who predeceased her on October 1, 1998.

Judy graduated from Belmont Central High School in 1960 and attended St. James School of Nursing. Judy was a dedicated 4H Leader for 15 years winning numerous local and state competitions with her clubs. She was a 20 year member and treasurer of the Petrolia Hose Company, the American Legion Auxiliary and had been a home health care provider. Judy had a strong catholic faith; she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville and later attended St. Patrick's Church in Belfast.
She was a member of the Alter and Rosary Society, the Mercy Associates and was a Eucharistic Minister.

Survivors include: a daughter, Nicole McEnroe of Meadville, PA.; 4 sons, Stephen (Maike) DeMarte of Belfast, Daniel (Desiree) DeMarte of Chesapeake, VA., Vincent (Dana) DeMarte of Madison, WI. and Anthony (Shannon) DeMarte of Madison, WI.: 11 grandchildren: two brothers, Dave Roeske of Modesto, CA. and Thomas (Sandy) Roeske of Vancouver, WA. and a sister, Patsy (Bruce) Townsend of Belmont.

There will be no prior visitation and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 5, at 11 am. in the Immaculate Conception Church on Maple Ave. in Wellsville. Fathers Dennis Mancuso and Vincent Becker will celebrate her Mass with burial taking place in St. Mary's Cemetery in Belmont. In lieu of flowers memorials in Judy's name may be made to either the Immaculate Conception School or the Petrolia Hose Company. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. You will be missed Mrs. DeMarte..

    Kelly Day Curley

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your mother will be missed.

    Darlene Metatos

  3. Lu-Ann (Sortore) KayeFebruary 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    I think tonight (Thursday) was pasta nite at the DeMarte house. Judy welcomed all - she could feed 10 as easily as 7. I think Tom & Judy are enjoying spaghetti together tonight; with Mother Teresa and St. Peter remarking what a wonderful family they raised. We remember your parents fondly.

  4. Petrolia Hose Company #2February 4, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    To the Family of Judy A. DeMarte,
    It was with great sense of loss when we heard of Judy's death. We wanted to let you know that our hearts are truly saddened.
    Judy was more than just a wonderful person; she was always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed seeing her at every opportunity.
    Her passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew her. Judy will always remain within our hearts.
    If there is anything that we can do to help, in anyway, please do not hesitate to call at anytime. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With deepest sympathy,

    Members of the
    Petrolia Hose Company #2 of Scio

    Michael Litzburg

  5. Alex and Mary KajsturaFebruary 4, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire DeMarte family.

    Alex and Mary Kajstura

  6. To Tony, Vince, and family, your mother was a heartfelt kind person and will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you today.

    Rita Drake Jordan

  7. Judy was my cousin and a wonderful person. She always had a smile. Even though I didn't see her very often I will miss her.

    Larry Roeske
    Wilmington, NC

  8. I was sorry to hear of Judy's passing. I have fond memories of time spent with her husband on the school board and her children on the basketball court, and could witness the results of the love she provided to her family. Her love will be in you always.

    Don Jennings
    Stroudsburg PA