Nicholas J. De Marco

  • Died: November 10, 2019
  • Location: Darien, Connecticut

Lawrence Funeral Home

2119 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820

lawrencefh@sbcgloal.net
Tel. (203) 655-6127

Tribute & Message From The Family


Nicholas J. De Marco, age 73, died peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on November 10, 2019.

Nick was born in Brooklyn, NY, the oldest of 3 siblings to a warm Italian family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Anni, his adored son Nick, predeceased by his beautiful daughter Dawn, a brother Anthony De Marco, Jr. and a sister Cathy Smith. Nick was the fun, loving "Pop Pop" to grandchildren Elsie and Anderson De Marco.

Nick attended Temple University on a football scholarship and received a business degree. He was cheering his Temple Owls on to victory up until the very end of his life. Nick was an ROTC graduate and served two years active duty during the years 1969 – 1971.

Nick's long career was in the fashion business, primarily in licensing for an impressive array of fashion icons; Pierre Cardin, Halston, Robert L. Green among others.

Aside from his wife, children and grandchildren, Nick's other most important passion was as a Christian philanthropist, devoted to helping those less fortunate who could not do for themselves. Nick was on the Board of the Bowery Mission for over 35 years. His dedication to those that needed a helping hand was a lifetime commitment. Nick changed lives as a result of Jesus's transformation in his life.

His kindness, caring and loving soul will be missed by everyone that had the good fortune to be included as Nick's extended family. Nick loved to cook and he was an excellent, creative chef having learned from his mother Santa. He was happiest wearing his apron, stirring a big pot of sauce and entertaining family and friends at his table.

We miss him already. His life will spur all who knew him to continue the good fight with honor and integrity. He has left a void in many hearts but he will never be forgotten.

The Visitation will be Friday, November 15th from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 16, 10:00 AM at the Stanwich Church, 202 Taconic Road, Greenwich, CT 06831. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to honor Nick's life to The Bowery Mission, 355 Lexington Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017, www.bowery.org/nickdemarco.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

"well done, good and faithful servant..."

sending love and blessings to the demarco family.

warmly,

barbara camp

Posted by Barbara Camp - nyc, NY - Friend   November 17, 2019

Most Dear, Loving, Heart-felt Wishes to a truly special human being.

A cherished, unfailingly kind cousin who served as a sterling role model and loving mentor to us all. A genuine Renaissance man, devoted father and loving husband.

I feel blessed and proud to have known you, and to have shared that family bond, for you have surely enriched my life, as I am sure many others as well.

To say you will be missed is 'unfair'....so know this Nicky, as you look down lovingly, from Above.....You Will Always and Forever Be Here With Us.

Bob DeMarco

Posted by Robert DeMarco - Bayside, NY - Family   November 14, 2019

Nick served as Chairman and a Board member of the Bowery Mission. As such he meaningfully brought to bear his business acumen, his personality and, most importantly, his faithful witness to Jesus Christ.

Nick was a blessing to all he met. God's comfort to Anni and family.

Posted by Richard Greulich - Exeter, NH - Friend   November 13, 2019

Candle

It was a good fight Nick!
Your with the Lord Now!

Fighting The Good Fight!

There are many tests and trials that have oftentimes been sent my way
Now is the dawning of a majestic new day.

The time has come to start the move, to heaven's bright fair land
How can you do that you ask ah soon you'll understand
For now's the time to get busy didn't Jesus show us so?
It's time to do the work of the master and then twill be time to go home

Its time to travel, time to fly, time to carry the gospel
The Good News I'll share, I'll sing, I'll speak, it's the body that can't be impaired
He's given me a commission that cannot be imposed by Man,
For this is the time to take courage, this is the time to impact the land

Strength and courage, boldness and faith, these are my portions four
I will walk through strong, bold and tall every open door
The world it will, - it will listen, to the voice of God
This world it will listen as it's proclaimed through the Land

So, I must now hurry, to do all that He commands
So now I must boldly go where His children will not take a stand
For like Isaiah and Jeremiah, I see Him and will go
For He has sent me forward to Him my whole life I owe.

Posted by Richard DeForest - Darien, CT - Friend   November 12, 2019