Mrs. Doris M. (Biagetti) DeMaria, 89, of Milford MA died Wednesday evening (May 17, 2023) at Golden Pond in Hopkinton MA after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. DeMaria, who died in 1983.
Doris was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Augusto and the late Ermalinda (Zacchilli) Biagetti. She attended Milford public schools as a young girl, graduating from Milford High School.
Doris met her future husband Bob DeMaria through her sister Ada and her future husband Bill DeMaria, Bob's brother. The Biagetti sisters married the DeMaria brothers and built homes from the same blueprints in Milford in the mid-sixties sharing a back yard. The two families grew as if one extended larger family, where cousins felt like brother and sisters. The two families shared family dinner nearly every night during the summer often in the shadow of the pool area that they built together. The sisters and brothers remained close their entire lives and spoke with each other daily. Even today those cousins feel like family.
Doris was first employed as a young woman at the former Public Cleaners located on Cedar Street in Milford MA. She later was employed at Mass Mailing located in Holliston MA and lastly had been employed as the hostess for over twenty years at the New England Steak House located in Mendon MA.
Doris was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford MA and a member of the Sacred Heart Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Italian-American Veterans Post #40 Ladies Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her beloved family members.
Doris is survived by her 3 Children: Linda D. DeMaria of Milford MA and son-in-law, Charles Henneberry, Debra J. Knapp, wife of Jack Knapp of Columbia SC and Robert J. DeMaria Jr. of Boston MA; her 5 Grandchildren: Linda R., wife of Luke King of Milford MA, Jennifer M. D’Alio wife of Thomas D’Alio of Mendon MA, Charles Henneberry Jr. and his fiancée Andrea Kalsow of Framingham MA, Kevin J. Knapp and his wife Ashley of Columbia SC and Derek J. Knapp and his wife Morgan of Atlanta GA; 6 Great Grandchildren: Edgar King, Victor King, Ava D’Alio, Quinn D’Alio, Parker Knapp, and Baker Knapp; 2 Siblings: Mrs. Ada DeMaria of Port Charlotte FL and Angelo Biagetti and his wife Joyce of Milford MA; her brother-in-law: Ronald DeMaria of Marlboro MA; also many nieces & nephews.
Doris was the sister of the late Urbano “Barney” Biagetti and the late Othello “Red” Biagetti and the sister-in-law of the late William DeMaria and the late Barbara DeMaria. Doris also had a longtime companion, the late John Quirk of Mendon; who she spent many years with traveling, enjoying life, and being part of his family with his two sons, John Jr. and James at the New England Steakhouse of Mendon.
Her funeral services will be held Wednesday May 24th, 2023 at 10am at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday May 23rd, 2023from 5pm to 7pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Road, Suite #206, Westborough MA 01581. (https://www.brookhavenhospice.com)
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