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“Donna, I want to express my deepest condolences to you and your family! I know he will be greatly missed! ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Margaret Clements - LA

“Donna to you & your family I'm so sorry for the lost of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You All! ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jena Derise - Patterson, LA

“I met Mr Joe through my dearest friend Donna, his daughter, what a character he was. Even enjoyed a couple of Saturday morning breakfasts with him...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Denna Rich - Baton Rouge, LA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your father. There are no words to ease the pain and sadness - only time will make it a little easier. Keep his...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Monica Degeyter - Franklin, LA

“Demarco Family:I am so sorry for your loss. I was just starting to know the Demarco side of the family through Gay. She told me a few stories about...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Julee Jaquays-Rodriguez - UT

“Please accept my sincerest condolences upon your loss. I believe that he will be with those that have gone before him. I truly believe that together...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Nix - Ludington, MI

“Gettig to stay with the family when my partner and I were down to Franklin on a murder investigation in a nearby parrish. It was a fun couple of...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Nix - Ludington, MI

“So sorry for the loss of your daddy I know that he will be greatly missed by all and your family my heart and prayers go out to all of you please...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Lavetra (Kay) Hampton (Duncan) - FL

“Donna sorry for the loss of your Dad prayers are with you and your family ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Sally Gaspard - Franklin, LA

“So sorry for the loss of your Dad, my prayers are with you'll, and your family and friends. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Sheryl Landry - Franklin, LA

“So very sorry to hear of Mr. Joe's passing....Just know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers! ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie & Lee Billiot - Franklin, LA

“Uncle Joe you were my favorite uncle and my only uncle. I love and miss you say Hi to mom and dad and and sister. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Angela Wanstead - Hersey, MI

“Rest in Peace with Grandma Uncle Joe- I am grateful for the time we spent together last summer. You are so loved and missed already! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Christina Rice - MI - Family

“Prayers to all of you. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ann James - Morgan City, LA

“Donna & family, I'm sorry for the lost of Mr. Joe you all with me in my thoughts & prayers. Donna I'm here if you need anythingI love you my friend...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: sharon champagne - Centerville, LA

“Angie, Donna& Alaina, please know your family are in my prayers. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Trautman Geoffray - Baldwin, LA

“Such a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss. The entire DeMarco family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know he will be greatly missed. I...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Jennifer Langford - Canton, OH

“So many great memories of Mr. Joe. So sorry for y'all loss. Prayers for all of y'all. Love y'all ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Alice Dantin - Franklin, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Joe rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

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Funeral services for Joseph A. "Joe" DeMarco will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin. He will be laid to rest in Perpetual Park Cemetery. Father Cedric Sonnier will conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph P. DeMarco, Dwayne P. DeMarco, Richard J. Tabb, Richard T. Tabb, Erin M. DeMarco, and Livise P. Anslum. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryce A. DeMarco and Mark King.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert's Mortuary on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Joe was born on February 19, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John DeMarco and the late Angeline Leone DeMarco. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and in his early years lived in numerous places until settling in Franklin where he has resided for many years. In his early years in Franklin, he was an employee of St. Mary Iron Works for 24 years. Following its closing, he went on to work for Hanagriff's Machine Shop where he worked for 29 years until retiring in 2015. He was an excellent mechanic and could fix anything that needed repairing. He took great pride in advising and helping family and friends fix their cars. A family man at heart, Mr. Joe was a wonderful provider to his family and a great friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his six children, Gay DeMarco, Angeline M. DeMarco and her husband Richard Tabb, Joseph P. DeMarco, Donna A. DeMarco, Demara L. DeMarco, and Dwayne P. DeMarco and his wife Tina Sinitiere DeMarco; seven grandchildren, Richard, Alaina, Jamie, John, Tahra, Erin, and Sarah; as well as 15 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Robicheaux DeMarco; one sister, Mary DeMarco Behm; and his close companion, Flora Mae Landry.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.