Nov. 25, 1964 – Apr. 5, 2018
Tina Marie Sinitiere DeMarco, a native and lifelong resident of Franklin, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the age of 53 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX following a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer. Tina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She had a caring and generous nature and would help anyone in need. In her early years she worked at Graffeo’s Bakery in Franklin, which started her passion for baking. She then went on the work at Winn Dixie where she was a manager, and more recently working for her aunt at Landry’s Hot Tamales where she baked sweets. If you knew Tina you knew that she was a die-hard LSU fan. If LSU was playing you could bet your last dollar that she was either watching the game on TV or the computer, and if all else failed there was always the radio in the truck to catch it on. Aside from LSU, some of her other favorite pastimes were fishing, camping, and four-wheeling. She also had a love of sewing and crocheting and loved making blankets for her grandkids, who were definitely her world. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband, Dwayne P. DeMarco; three children, Christopher Sinitiere and his wife Abbie, Shante Sinitiere, and Nyah Sinitiere; step-daughter, Sarah DeMarco; step-son, Michael Cocke; six grandchildren, Jaiden Sinitiere, Marlee Sinitiere, Bentley Sinitiere, Maxxon Sinitiere, Maddox Langford, and Rhys Langford; two siblings, Troy Sinitiere and his wife Tawnya and Michelle Smith and her husband Scott; her aunt and uncle who raised her, Theresa “Teesie” Sinitiere Landry and Jeffery Landry; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Joseph A. DeMarco; her aunt, Linda Sinitiere Frederick; and her grandparents, Arthur “A. C.” Sinitiere and the late Josephine “Phene” Pusateri Sinitiere.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Ibert’s Mortuary on Friday, April 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and again Saturday, April 14, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m., led by Father Lloyd Benoit. Following the service, Tina will be laid to rest in the Perpetual Park Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Sinitiere, Troy Sinitiere, Joseph P. “Jo-Jo” DeMarco, Mark Sinitiere, Richard “Travis” Tabb, and Nicholas Landry.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.