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Katherine Margaret DeMaria

Katherine Margaret DeMaria
  • September 15, 1932 - March 20, 2015
  • West Suffield, Connecticut

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Katherine Margaret DeMaria, 82, of West Suffield, beloved wife for 61 years of Anthony J. DeMaria, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2015, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Greensburg, IN on September 15, 1932, daughter of the late John William and Rebecca (Gephart) Waybright, she was raised in Waterbury and had lived in West Hartford since 1963 before retiring to her lake house in 2003. Katherine was a graduate of Crosby High School, Class of 1950 in Waterbury. Three years later, she married her high school sweetheart, Anthony J. "Tony" DeMaria who was her lifelong soulmate. Katherine's dedication to her husband and her family was so strong that her family routinely credited all of their success to her. A true trendsetter, Katherine enjoyed practicing yoga before it was popular and she believed in reincarnation and other "New Age" ideas before they were recognized in mainstream culture. As a young woman, she worked in a photography store and developed a lifelong passion for photography and art. She enjoyed shopping, music of all types, being in the great outdoors, and traveling throughout the United States and abroad with her husband and her daughter. She leaves a daughter, Karla DeMaria Lindquist of West Suffield; two granddaughters, Kari Kay Eckley and her husband Sean of Littleton, MA and Kaitlyn May Lindquist of West Suffield. She was predeceased by a brother, John Waybright. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Katherine's family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.