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Beverly DeMuro

Beverly DeMuro, 76, of Pittston passed away Thursday, June 15, 2023, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born in Berwick on October 5, 1946, she was the daughter of the late LaRue E. Smith Jr. and Florence Adams Smith. Starting at an early age, Beverly was very intelligent, enjoyed reading, always had a love for animals, and desire for adventure. Given a light-hearted demeanor with a dash of silliness from her mother, and an innate skillset for fixing and ‘figuring things out’ from her father, Beverly was independent and confident in who she was; and a genuinely happy person.


After graduating from Central Columbia High School, Beverly moved to the Big City: Philadelphia. Bev had this infectious laugh, and the most beautiful smile, a smile that led to modeling work while she was living there. Shortly before her 19th birthday, Beverly was planning to move back to Berwick, when she met a guy with a pizza shop. She soon found herself travelling across the city to get a slice of pizza.

Three weeks after they met, Beverly married the love of her life, Joseph DeMuro (...and they had a new puppy). The country mouse and the city mouse were off on their adventure.


Beverly and Joseph would ultimately settle in Pittston, PA. Then in 1977 they opened “DeMuro’s Pizza.” With only a recipe and each other, they built a business, supported their family, and became part of the community. Joseph was the pizza maker and Beverly started off delivering pizzas in her Volkswagen Beetle. Eventually, as the business expanded, Beverly found herself inside ringing up customers and entertaining them with her laugh and humorous stories. All the while, Beverly stayed a dedicated Mother, then a Grandmother, and then a Great-Grandmother.

Bev loved being with Joe. She liked to get dressed

up and go out and do things together. Whether going to Navy Reunions, High School Reunions, events for her children, grandchildren, or great granddaughter, Bev loved to be out and about. The casino was a popular favorite of hers; and Lady Luck would often smile on Bev.


With a quick wit, dry sense of humor, and warm smile Beverly lived her life to the fullest. Whether it was knitting EVERYONE Afghan Blankets, making custom sweatshirts, caring for multiple dogs at a time, or lighting up the house for the holidays; Beverly would embrace the silliness of it all. But at the same time, you could feel the love she put into it all. Bev was the one to go to in times of trouble. She wouldn’t give you the answer, she had a way of helping you find it on your own. Beverly could make everything feel ok, no matter how bad you thought it was. She was incredibly strong and carried herself with poise and dignity, especially in the most difficult of times. All are better for having known her, she will be forever missed.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, LaRue E “Eddie” Smith III.


Surviving are: her husband of 57 years Joseph DeMuro; daughters, Angela DeMuro and her husband Douglas Burak, Shavertown; Gina DeMuro Kenney and her husband Thomas, Duryea; and Dr. Maria DeMuro Winters and her husband Justin, Phoenixville; son, Joseph DeMuro, Pittston; grandchildren, Dominic and his wife Ashley, Nicholas, Michael, Thomas, and Johnny; great granddaughter, Scarlet Rose; sister, Rebecca Smith, New Bern, NC; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.


The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from 4pm-6pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.


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hoodies83
Jun 27, 2023

What a beautiful and powerful depiction about a beautiful woman …though I didn’t know her I have had the pleasure of hearing some beautiful stories about her and her life. My heart and prayers goes out to the Demuro family, May God continue to bless you with His heavenly kisses and hugs as you go through this difficult time. All my love m.peck

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dot3
dot3
Jun 23, 2023

What a beautiful story. I wish I knew her Sorry to read her passing. Sounds like she made her world a better place and more loving to those around her.

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Unknown member
Jun 23, 2023

Our sincere condolences of the passing of Beverly. This was truly a beautiful testament of your incredible wife, Mother, Grandmother. Beverly was such a joy to talk to, she would always remember everyone and was always so kind, and such grace & character. She will forever be remembered. May God shine perpetual light upon her lift her to eternal peace Amen.💜🙏🏼


keeping you all & Beverly in continued thoughts & prayers. 🙏🏼

Much Love,

Wally & Kevin Armitage & Family.

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darlenehooverzte
Jun 23, 2023

Sending my deepest condolences to the family, in your time of sorrow, Bless you all... RIP 🙏🏻

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crystalmgoss
crystalmgoss
Jun 23, 2023

Sorry for your loss

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