It is with bittersweet sadness the Demarest Family announces the passing of one of its beloved members, Marian E. Demarest. “Grandmommy,” as she was affectionately known to her family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8th, 2013. “Grandmommy” had recently celebrated her 95th birthday in May.
Mrs. Demarest was born in Maplewood, New Jersey in the year that the Armistice of World War I was still to be signed. Radio broadcasts and airplanes had been around for only about a decade; ice boxes had ice and were made of wood with sawdust insulation; the dairyman whose farm was next to her childhood home delivered milk in tin or copper cans from a horse-drawn cart; and the heater in her first car was a woolen lap robe.