She was born Michele Marie DeMarco on June 1, 1959 in Boston, the third of four children of the late Jack and Eleanor DeMarco. Michele graduated from Holbrook High School, class of 1977, where she played field hockey and developed many life-long friendships. Michele’s death has left her family, friends, and all those that had the blessing and good fortune of knowing her in a state of sadness as she will be deeply missed.
Michele is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Ron; their children, Nicole (Jim) Pope of Berkeley, and Robert (Tracey) Hoover of Enfield, CT; their grandchildren, Cameron Hoover, James (JJ) Pope, LeighAnne Hoover, and Jase Pope. She leaves her siblings, John DeMarco (Linda) of Brockton, Ellie DeMarco of Plymouth, Robert DeMarco (Gina) of Whitman; Mother-in-law, Joann Hoover and her children and their families; God-children, John DeMarco, Brian Hollstein, Jaclyn DeMarco, Lori Merlo, and Justin Hoover, along with many cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many extended family and friends. Michele was predeceased by her parents, her brother-in-law, Jim Hoover, and her father-in-law, Bill Hoover.
A devoted mother, godmother, Nonna; loving wife; and selfless friend, Michele was always willing to listen and lend a hand. Michele was happiest when in the company of her family and friends. Michele always looked forward to and cherished every cousin’s weekend and never missed a chance for a reunion, family or high school. She truly enjoyed her time at the beach, her new “office” was Surf Drive, where she collected angel shells or might be found giving an impromptu biology lesson on horseshoe crabs to her grandchildren or vacationers. She delighted in going on whale watches or taking trips to Martha’s Vineyard from Woods Hole with friends and family.
Michele was talented, generous, patriotic, and energetic. She focused and excelled at hobbies such as cooking, baking, quilting, crafting, and gardening. Michele had been making homemade pasta since she was 2 years old. Michele always brought homemade baked goods to the police and fire departments in town each year. She sewed countless quilts and taught quilting at a community college. Crafting was second nature for her and ranged from making a wreath for any occasion, creating and painting decor, scrapbooking, to making all natural products. Michele had more than a green thumb, always adding to her beautiful landscaping. Most recently, Michele was an active member of MAFA and The United Cape Patriots.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours Sunday, November 28th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM, in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 South Franklin St., (Rt. 37), Holbrook. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 29th at 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michele’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
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