CHRISTMAS AT THE CARRERO'S
DE MARIS E BONETTI
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 6, 1923
  • Place of birth:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 20, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
Let the memory of DE MARIS be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, DE MARIS BONETTI, 88, born on November 6, 1923 and passed away on November 20, 2011. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 21st November 2016

"THANKSGIVING BRINGS BACK SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES
OF MY MOTHER.  SHE SET THE TABLE WITH HER FINEST CHINA,
MADE HER OWN PIES, STUFFING, TURKEY, FROM SOUP TO NUTS.
MOST OF ALL SHE ENJOYED HAVING ALL HER FAMILY THERE.
THANKSGIVING  IS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT HER....NOTHING IS THE SAME...I MISS HER SO MUCH"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 18th March 2016

"De Maris
May the road rise up to meet you.  May the wind be always at your back.  May the sun shine warm upon your face.  May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may the lord hold you in the
palm of his hand

November 24, 2011"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 18th March 2016

"November 27,2011

On Sunday morning November 20th a great woman left our family.  She was the queen, the hub, the peace keeper, she was my Grandmother. Our family has been through a tough couple of weeks watching someone who has been there for so long slowly slip away.

Her sky blue eyes were beautiful, her mind stored memories, dates, and facts from before I was born.  Her  heart was bigger than the moon.  Gram loved to cook, sew, travel and spend time with her family and friends.  This time of year for her to pass is difficult for our family because Gram loved to cook Thanksgiving Dinner.  From the napkins to the turkey and everything in between was perfect.  She shined this time of year.  It was a memorable experience for many years. She was missed this year.

Gram  had a wonderful life and loved to travel.  She will never ever be forgotten....so wherever it is she will travel i'm sure my Pop sill be waiting.

There will be a time when we pass.  We can't take cars, money, jewelry boats or houses with us.  All we have is the impression we leave on the family and friends in our lives.  That's how one defines wealth.  My Grandmother was rich in life...she left her stamp on all of us.

I will always love you and promise gto keep you and Pop in my memories

Your Grandson
Mark Carrero"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 24, 2011
THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT CN BE EXPRESSED TO  THE FAMILY TO HEAL SUCH GRIEF.WHILE I'M SADDENED FOR THE LOSS AND THE PAIN MY FAMILY IS DEALING WITH, I CAN ONLY THINK OF DE MARIS AND SMILE. SHE WAS A RADIANT WOMAN, WHO LIVED A FULL AND WONDERFUL LIFE.  SHE WAS SUCCESSFULL ...SUCCESSFULL AND FULL...BECAUSE OF THE LOVE THAT SURROUNDED HER, LOVE OF HER FAMILY, LOVE OF HER FRIENDS...HER CUP RUNNETH OVER!  DE MARIS GOT BACK WHAT SHE PUT OUT, NOTHING BUT LOVE AND GENEROSITY.

AS A GROWN WOMAN LOOKING BACK ON HER CHILDHOOD, DE MARIS AND CARMEN WERE ALWAYS THERE AS A PART OF MY EXTENDED FAMILY.  SUMMERS AT THEIR SHORE HOUSE,  OR AT THEIR PO0L AT THEIR HOME...OR WHEN I WAS AT A PARTICULAR LOW POINT IN MY LIFE IT WAS HER HOME I RAN TO, HER WORDS THAT COMFORTED ME, I DON'T EVER FORGET HOW SHE LIFTED ME AT THAT TIME,A WISE WOMAN WHO I ADMIRED ALWAYS.

IF I HAD TO SUM UP DE MARIS IN ONE WORD, IT WOULD BE GRACE.  SHE HANDLED LIFE, FRIENDS, FAMILY, GOOD TIMES,BAD TIMES, EVERY MINUTE OF LIFE WITH GRACE. I HAVE YET TO MEET A PERSON WHO HAS IMPRESSED THAT UPON ME LIKE DE MARIS.  A BEAUTIFUL  AND RARE GIFT....AND SHE POSSESSED IT LIKE NO OTHER.  THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES D!  YOU WERE A RARE AND WONDERFUL WOMAN, WHO I ADMIRED...I WILL REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS
LOVE YOU
DANA
PS....KISS CARMEN FOR ME"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 22, 2011
ELAINE AND ROSALIE
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY, DEMARIS WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO LOVED LIFE AND HER FAMILY.

BILL AND RIT ST. JOHN

BILL ST. JOHN,  BARNSBORO, NEW JERSEY"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 22, 2011
ELAINE AND ROSALIE
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HAVE SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF DEMARIS FROM MY YOUTH.  SHE  WAS ALWAYS
WELCOMING AND HAD A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

DIANA GASPERO LEOTTA,  MARGATE, NEW JERSEY"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 22,2011
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY, MAY YOU ALWAYS HOLD YOUR MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

DONNA AND EDDIE SICA,  RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 22,2011
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS EVERYTHING I WANT TO SAY ABOUT MRS. BONETTI. I GREW UP KNOWING HER THROUGH MY BEST FRIEND PHIL CARRERO WHO WAS HER GRANDSON.  SHE WAS SO GENEROUS TO EVERYONE AS I REMEMBER.  I'LL NEVER FORGET OR THANK  HER ENOUGH FOR THE TIMES I WAS ABLE TO COME DOWN TO HER SEASHORE HOUSES AND STAY THERE
WITH MY FRIEND PHIL. I FELT VERY MUCH AT HOME EVERYTIME I WAS IN HER COMPANY.  I HAVE A DEEP RESPECT FOR HER  AND HER WHOLE FAMILY WHO HAVE GIVEN ME SO MANY LASTING MEMMORIES.  SHE WILL BE MISSED AND I THANK HER AND HER WHOLE FAMILY AND I WISH THEM WELL
DEMETRIOS "JIMMY" MARMAROU

DEMETRIOS MARMAROU,  BELLMAWR, NEW JERSEY"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 22,2011
DEAR AUNT ELAINE AND AUNT ROSALIE
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.  GRANDMA DEMARIS WAS A WONDERFUL LADY WITH LOTS OF HEART, CHARACTER,  AND LOVE.  HER OBITUARY  WAS VERY WELL WRITTEN AND BEAUTIFULLY REFLECTED HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO MISS HER.  MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OD YOU.

LAURA SHARKEY DEWAN, EVANSTON,ILLINOIS"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 22,2011
DEAR ELAINE AND ROSALIE
THINKING OF YOU BOTH AND YOUR FAMILIES.  DEMARIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND.

DENISE FRITZ, EDWARDSVILLE,ILLINOIS"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 17th March 2016

"NOVEMBER 23,2011
I GREW UP ON PRINCETON ROAD IN AUDUBON.  THE BONETTI HOUSE WAS THE PLACE YOU ALEAYS WANTED TO BE AT.MRS, BONETTI AND CARMEN ALWAYS WELCOMED ALL THE KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO SWIM IN THEIR POOL, WE ALWAYS ENJOYED THE HAMBURGERS SHE WOULD COOK FOR ALL THE KIDS.  SO SORRY TO SEE HER GO, SHE'S AT PEACE NOW.  SEEING HER PICTURE BROUGHT BACK SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMMORIES OF A WONDERFUL PERSON"

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 28th December 2015

"DeMaris E. Bonetti (nee Green), on November 20, 2011, a longtime resident of Cherry Hill, NJ.
Age 88.

DeMaris was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Williamstown, NJ as a young girl. Beloved wife of the late Carmen Bonetti. DeMaris and Carmen built Swim-Mor Pools together. They were a great team.

Devoted mother of Elaine Carrero (Michael) Loving grandmother of Phillip Carrero (Angela) and Mark Carrero (Patricia). Great-grandmother of Darren, Carmen, Brett, Jesse, Brooke, Morgan and Paige. Step-mother of Clark Bonetti, Nona Lerza and Dawn Sharkey. Sister of Florence Sullivan. DeMaris was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a devoted friend and was generous to a fault. She loved her family and will be missed by all. DeMaris loved traveling, reading, church, religion, needlepoint, sewing and dining out. She had hands of gold. She was beautiful on the inside and beautiful on the outside. She was the best.  

There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday eve and 8:15 to 9:15am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 10am Saturday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa’s RC Church, Runnemede.

Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr.

Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in DeMaris’s memory to Holy Child Parish, 13 E. Evesham Rd., Runnemede, NJ 08078."

This tribute was added by ELAINE CARRERO on 28th December 2015

"MY MOTHER WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL PERSON, SO KIND,CARING, AND GIVING.  SHE WAS VERY FORTUNATE AND SHARED WHAT SHE HAD WITH OUR WHOLE FAMILY.MY CHILDREN,  PHILLIP AND MARK HAD FRIENDS ON PRINCETON ROAD, THEY WERE THERE MOSTLY EVERY DAY. WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THANKSGIVING DINNER'S. IT HAD TO BE A SIT-DOWN. EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE FIFTEEN TO TWENTY PEOPLE. SHE INSISTED ON USING HER GOOD CHINA WHICH HAD TO BE HAND WASHED. SHE CREATED SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DINNER, FROM SOUP TO NUTS AND ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE JUST KNOWING WE WERE ALL THERE.  GROWING UP WE HAD SO MANY WONDERFUL TIMES ON PRINCETON ROAD.  THEN THERE WAS CHRISTMAS...SHE WOULD WRAP EACH PRESENT IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PAPER AND BOWS. EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE SPENT ON JUNIPER STREET FOR THE ANNUAL BONETTI GATHERING...SO MANY MEMORIES. SUMMER VACATIONS IN OCEAN CITY ....SHE WOULD GET THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOMES ON THE BEACH, EVEN THOUGH SHE NEVER WENT ON THE BEACH. SHE WAS CONTENT TO SIT AND READ THEN PLAN WHAT TO COOK FOR DINNER EVERY NIGHT. TRIPS TO ITALY, DISNEY CRUISE, FLORIDA...I COULD GO ON AND ON. MY MOTHER WAS VERY FORTUNATE AND HAD A GOOD LIFE....SHE SHARED WHAT SHE HAD WITH HER FAMILY. THERE'S SUCH A VOID WITHOUT HER...HOLIDAYS DON'T SEEM THE SAME...VACATIONS AREN'T THE SAME...LIFE ISN'T THE SAME"


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