Norma E. (Crooker) Demaggio, age 94

of Quincy

Norma E. (Crooker) Demaggio, age 94

Norma E. (Crooker) Demaggio, age 94, a longtime Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the John Adams HealthCare Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Norma was born in South Portland, Maine, to the late Charles N. and Marjorie I. (Gaudet) Crooker. She was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1942 and had lived in Quincy for eighty-five years.

She was a dedicated homemaker and accomplished baker who was well-known for her special “vinegar cookies”. She also was a talented seamstress and had made clothes for herself and her family. Norma was an avid reader, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast and had loved to travel with her late husband Biagio.  She also enjoyed visits from her friends and neighbors.

Norma’s greatest passion was for her family. Norma enjoyed spending time with her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was especially proud of them and supported their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Biagio L. “Gene” Demaggio.

Devoted mother of Stephen J. Demaggio and his late wife Marilyn of Weymouth, Joanne L. Smith and her husband Gary of Braintree, David C. Demaggio and his wife Claire of South Boston.

Loving grandmother of Michelle Hart and her husband Bryan, Nichole Mann and her husband Thomas, Erik Smith and his wife Megan, Jason Smith, Elizabeth Chandler and her husband Eric, Jaclynn DeLisle and her husband Dustin.

Norma is also survived by ten, much loved, great grandchildren.

She was the last of three siblings and was pre-deceased by Charlotte Knowles and Barbara Connor and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday, April 9 at 10 o’clock. Pastor Heidi Johnston of the Faith Lutheran Church in Quincy will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Monday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Norma’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • I am going to miss our tea times tremendously. Not only were you an awesome mother-in-law, you were my friend. You are now with all your loved ones that have gone before you, most especially Dad. Enjoy your peace Gram and until we meet again….you will never be forgotten.💔

  • Oh Auntie you were the spry of our family ! You had so much knowledge about all of us ! You were the best ! I’ll love you forever !

  • May the memories you cherish bring you comfort .

  • Our hearts are heavy on the passing of your Mom. We will include you all in our prayers. Kindly accept our sincere condolences.

  • Dear Steve and family,
    Pat and I wish to convey our condolences about the passing of your mom. She lived a long full live. Remembering the many good times you’ve shared will bring much comfort. Love and prayers for all of you.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers sent to you and your family.