Frances DeMarco, who lived on Albertine’s Lane in East Hampton and was an active member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church here, died of lung cancer on Jan. 4 in Northport. She was 91.
Mrs. DeMarco was involved in the altar guild at Most Holy Trinity, assisting with flowers and communion preparation. Her parish activities led her to become a eucharistic minister, offering communion and comfort to the sick and elderly. She also took part in the Rosary Society. Outside the church, she was a member of the Sunshine Club and the Ladies Village Improvement Society.
A daughter of Francis Bebrauskas and the former Anna Banis, she was born in Brooklyn on Sept. 13, 1920. She attended school, studied ballet, and worked as a legal secretary in New York City before marrying Michael J. DeMarco, who worked on Wall Street, in November of 1946. He predeceased her.
The DeMarcos moved from Flushing Meadows, Queens, to Floral Park and then to Garden City. The couple built a summer house on Albertine’s Lane in 1959. They belonged to the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett and enjoyed boating and trips to the beach in Montauk. They moved here full time in 1995.
The DeMarcos also enjoyed traveling, counting Germany, Austria, Italy, and Mexico among the places they visited.
As Mrs. DeMarco’s illness progressed, she lived with her daughter Jane DeMarco in Northport, where she continued to help out in the community and make new friends.
She is additionally survived by two other children, Michael DeMarco of Califon, N.J., and Mariann DeMarco of Euless, Tex. A sister, Eileen Erskine of Daytona Beach, Fla., seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren also survive.
A funeral Mass was said on Saturday at Most Holy Trinity, Msgr. Donald M. Hanson officiating. Deacon Lawrence Faulkenberry spoke at the service, and Mrs. DeMarco’s son read the eulogy. She was buried in the church cemetery.