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December 7, 2022 - 2:34pm

Mary Grace Demarse

posted by T.J. Woodward.

demarse.jpg  Mary Grace Demarse, 81, of Batavia passed away on December 6, 2022. She was born in Buffalo on August 9, 1941 to the late Henry J. and Teresa Marie (Koller) Poorten Sr. In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her husband; Robert M. Demarse; brothers Henry Poorten and William Poorten SJ.; sister Eileen M. Poorten.

She is survived by her step-children; David (Sandra) Demarse and Denise Demarse of AZ; brother Robert J. (Sonja) Poorten of Walworth, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Demarse got her Master’s Degree from Canisius College. She began her career as a math teacher and went on to finish as a guidance counselor in the Buffalo City Schools, she was also a member of the Buffalo Teachers Union Board. Mrs. Demarse was a member of Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, most recently as Treasurer, she was very passionate about the GOMOC. She enjoyed actively volunteering in the community. Faith was a big part of her life, she was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish in Batavia.

Friends and family are invited to call on Friday December 9, 2022 from 4:00-7:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00PM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 10th at Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. She will be laid to rest in Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern 121 N. Main St. suite 311 Albion, NY 14411. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

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