Welcome to the memorial page for

Roseann Mary (Fontana) Demar

September 16, 1928 ~ October 16, 2017 (age 89)

Roseann Mary Demar, 89, of Colchester, passed away peacefully Monday (Oct. 16, 2017) at home.  Born Sept. 16, 1928 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Domenica “Minnie” (Bruno) Fontana.  She leaves her beloved husband of 62 years, Donald; two sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Jo-Ann and Patrick and Kathleen, all of Colchester; six grandchildren, Ryan, Danielle, Dominique, Matthew, James and Brandon; her brother, Anthony Fontana of Newington; and numerous extended family and friends.  She also leaves her dedicated caregivers from “Your Extended Family”, who enabled her to remain at home until her passing.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Paul; and her two sisters, Josephine Reniewicz and Patricia Hiegel.  Mrs. Demar was a communicant of St. Andrew Parish in Colchester and had a special devotion to Our Lady and prayed the Rosary daily.  Affectionately known as “Grandma Ro-Ro”, she found her greatest joy in caring for her family. 

Friends may call 4 - 7 PM Friday (Oct. 20th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday (Oct. 21st) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester.  Following Mass, she will be laid to rest in St. Augustine Cemetery, Glastonbury.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the CT Childrens Medical Center Foundation, 282 Washington St., Hartford 06106.  

Charitable donations may be made to:

CT Children's Medical Center Foundation
282 Washington Street, Hartford CT 06106
Web: http://www.connecticutchildrens.org

 Service Information

October 20, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Liturgy
October 21, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415

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