Laura M. Demore, 97

Laura M. Demore
Laura M. Demore

Laura M. Demore, 97, a resident of Fifth Ave., Oswego, passed away August 12, 2011 at the Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Sarah (Ventimiglia) Malone.

Besides being a devoted wife and mother, she held a wide variety of jobs in the Oswego area. She was employed for many years at the Diamond Match factory as well as the Marathon Paper Corp., Fox Foundations, Osteads and finally retiring from SUNY Oswego in 1976.

Laura was the eldest of 11 children and she spent her life caring for them and their families. She enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining. She always made huge trays of traditional Italian cookies for family weddings and other celebrations. She loved to travel, especially to Italy, NYC, Florida and Myrtle Beach.

She liked to play Bunco and Rummy as well as traveling with the Senior Citizens to various casinos and resorts throughout the northeast. She was fond of knitting and she was a devoted NY Yankees fan.

Surviving are two daughters, Sally Demore of Oswego and Marie (Ray) Demore Dupell of Florida; a brother, Thomas (Margaret) Malone of Plattsburgh; 18 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Demore. A sister, Anna Zalenski and brothers, Francis, Carl, Anthony, Joseph, John, Ralph and Christy.

Funeral Services will be held 11a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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  1. Laura Demore was one of the finest women I have ever known. I never knew someone who was more generous, more kindhearted, more giving, and more funny than Laura. She would give you anything: regardless of what you needed and expected nothing in return. She was a true Christian from the heart.

    Anytime I knew I was going to see Laura or talk with her I knew I was going to break up laughing.

    She was unpretentious, unassumiong, down to earth, and impossible to dislike.

    She’ll really be missed and Oswego is a lesser place for her loss.

    Don Capron

  2. Ma, was the best! I still wear the knitted scarf and can hear her voice.
    Beautiful soul. Definitely missed.

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