Nora passed peacefully away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Glace Bay General Hospital, Glace Bay.

Born on June 30, 1935 in Sydney Mines, Nora was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Yaffallo) DeMarco.

Nora lived most of her life in Whitney Pier where she was a staple of the community. She loved walking the Pier, stopping for chats and always a laugh. Her favorite stops to visit were the staff of the Pier Credit Union, Kenny’s Pizza, Pharmasave, Joan’s and Needs to name a few. Nannie was a great cook, always preparing her famous Italian meals for others to eat. You could always find Nora rocking in the sunporch with her beloved cat, Jessie. Nannie would often make trips to Sydney Mines to visit her family who she loved dearly.

Left to mourn Nora, who was like their second mother, are nieces, Lena (late Glenn), Frances (Dave); grandchildren, Leah (Brian), Kyle, Jennifer (Kyle) as well as her large extended family too numerous to mention and dearly loved family friend, Kathy House. Nora was fondly known as Nannie # 2 to her family in Sydney Mines.

Besides her parents, Nora was predeceased by her brothers, Tony, Carmen and Russie; sisters, Rose, Lena, Mary and Cecilia; sister-in-law, Ethel May and brother-in-law, Stanley.

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Nora DeMarco will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.

Donations in memory of Nora may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care & direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

Please accept our sincere condolences on Nannie’s passing. Florencie always spoke very highly of her. Your wonderful memories will be a comfort at this difficult time. Lena and Frances, Our sincere condolences to you and your families on the passing of Nannie. 
From:  Edna and Fonnie Mac Aulay

So sad to hear of the loss of Nannie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. “Gone from our sight but never from our heart.” Love from the House Family of Ontario.
From:  Barbara House Cardno

So sorry for the passing of Nannie She was a very beautiful person
From:  Karen Pino

I am saddened to see the passing of Nannie. She was a beautiful lady and I will miss her dearly. I wish I could be with my family during this sad time but unfortunately I cannot leave Japan. Send all my love to my family.
From:  Shane Demarco

Lena Frances and family Howard and I are so sorry to learn about the passing of Nora . she was a great lady and I have so many memories of when we lives next door our little chats when we out in the yard and how she would help me with my garden . things we don’t forget. .. rest in peace Nora .
From:  Sally Andrews