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Timothy J. DeMayo

1952 ~ 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Timothy DeMayo Obituary

Timothy John DeMayo of Malverne, New York, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away January 24, 2024. 


Born November 15, 1952 in New York City, Timmy was the second of eight children to John and Theresa DeMayo. From the moment he was born, he could light up a room. He grew up in Greenlawn, New York, in a home that was filled with love, laughter, many siblings, and occasional shenanigans. One Bromley Place was famous for endless hours of good old fashioned fun. The DeMayo crew hosted epic games of “over the wire,” hockey in the street, and baseball. Timmy and his siblings always welcomed the neighborhood kids and their cousins to play at the Greenlawn baseball field until the sun went down. They would ride their bikes in the hopes of finding glass bottles that could be traded in to buy cokes for the entire gang. This is where his love of family, sports, and friendship was born.

Timmy attended John Glenn High School and after graduating, headed to Florida for some sunshine and to Biscayne College where he majored in political science. While at college, he met Joan McGuire, who he would marry in 1977. Timmy and Joan spent the first seven years of their marriage in St. Louis, Missouri where they made great memories with both family and friends. In 1984 they moved back to New York where they raised their children, Sean and Matthew. Timmy was well known and respected in the community for coaching his sons and many of their friends in Little League baseball and CYO basketball.

Timmy’s love for the Yankees and baseball started at an early age, when his grandfather Da would take him and his brother Michael to Yankee Stadium via the subway. They sat in the bleachers watching the greats like Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra. After the game, they would go on the field and slide into the bases. Every game they attended with their Da and Pop resulted in the Yankees pulling off a win in the ninth inning. The entire family spent many nights watching the Yankees together on a black and white TV. These traditions were carried on in Timmy’s home with Joan, Sean, and Matt. This passion expanded beyond baseball: he was an avid Giants and Rangers fan. He could frequently be found on the couch―in a hooded sweatshirt―offering candid and colorful advice to the coaches while eating a Carvel brown bonnet. Timmy also loved golf and the fresh air and freedom the greens offered. He was often found hitting the links at Lido in all seasons.

Beyond sports, Timmy was a huge fan of his family, whom he loved deeply. From his wife, sons, and grandchildren―who he adored, they brought him an incredible amount of joy―

to his brothers and sisters, 25 cousins, and the entire McGuire family. He was so supportive and encouraging of his nieces and nephews. While he never owned a cell phone, he was the king of the landline. He loved sharing stories, anecdotes, and laughs with friends and family. He always wanted to know how you were doing, he loved that personal connection. Timmy beamed with pride when anyone in the family had good news to share. He was always there to commemorate life’s big occasions. He was humble, never bragging about his own news, just more interested in others. 

An amazing conversationalist, Timmy was a master at helping anyone feel like part of the family. He was endlessly fascinated by other people’s stories and histories. While running his landscaping business, he cultivated strong relationships with many clients who were from the Greatest Generation, which he deeply respected. Timmy was very intentional about spending time talking with them and prioritizing their needs. He never hesitated to give a helping hand to those who needed it, and was always willing to listen to those who had something to share.

Joan and Timmy shared a deep love of reading and enjoyed sharing books with others. Timmy devoured history, biographies and books about politics and could have been the “phone a friend” for anyone on a game show. He had a great smile and an incredibly memorable and infectious laugh. He was a music aficionado, and prone to blasting his favorite songs for the neighborhood to hear.  He enjoyed dancing, especially at weddings. He always told you he loved you before he said goodbye.
 

Timmy was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. 

He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan DeMayo; his children, Sean (Samantha) and Matthew DeMayo; his grandchildren, Lincoln, Charlotte “Scout” and Hudson DeMayo; his siblings, Michael DeMayo (Maryann), Susan Edwards (Bruce), MaryPat Buskard (Bruce), Kerry Ryan (Kevin), and Patrick DeMayo (Kathy); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Timmy was predeceased by his parents, his sister Debbie, and his brother John.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anchor Program Fund in memory of Timothy DeMayo. The Anchor Program Fund was established to accept and use donations to maintain and further support programs, fund special activities and events, as well as the necessary supplies and equipment for individuals with disabilities participating under the Town of Hempstead’s Camp A.N.C.H.O.R Program.  Contributions can be made online at https://www.campanchor.org/ or by mail to Anchor Program Fund, 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach, NY 11561. 

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Services

Memorial Mass
Saturday
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
65 Wright Avenue
Malverne, New York 11565

Donations

Camp Anchor
630 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach NY 11561
Tel: 1-516-431-6946
Web: http://www.campanchor.org

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