The DeMarco family began serving the Monroe Township and Southern Middlesex County area in 1979, after Michael DeMarco, with the help of his son M. David, built the first funeral home in Monroe Township. Thomas J. DeMarco joined his father as the second generation of funeral service providers in the DeMarco family. They, together with their families, are proud to have celebrated their 30th anniversary of service to Monroe Township and the surrounding area in 2009. Our family truly appreciates the trust placed in us by the families we serve. We pledge to continue to honor that sacred trust for many years to come.
M. David, Thomas, & the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. are proud members, in good standing, of the National Funeral Directors Association, the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, and the Middlesex & Somerset County Funeral Directors Association. In addition, Thomas is commissioned a Notary Public.
Once you request the services of M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc., we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.
M. David DeMarco
NJ Lic. No. 3203
M. David DeMarco and his wife, Paula, with the financial help of his parents and mother-in-law, founded the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, Inc. in 1979. His dad, Michael was the general contractor during the construction of the facility, so the entire process was truly a family endeavor. He was educated in the South Orange-Maplewood school system, received a BA in American Literature from West Virginia University in 1973, and his funeral service education from American Academy-McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in NYC in 1974. After a one year apprenticeship at Leon J. Gerity Funeral Home in Woodbridge and successful passing of the state licensure requirements, he received his practitioner of mortuary science license and remained on the staff there for 10 years.
David was very active in community affairs while establishing the funeral service, serving as member or an officer in the Cranbury Lions Club, Jamesburg Elks, St. James Knights of Columbus, and as a lector and Eucharistic minister at his parish, St. James RC Church, Jamesburg for many years. He served nine years on the Monroe Township Board of Education, serving as two term vice president and two term president, seven years as a member of the Monroe Township Board of Zoning Adjustment and ten years as chairman of the Monroe Township Planning Board. He holds active membership in several professional organizations, including the National Funeral Directors, New Jersey State Funeral Directors and Middlesex-Somerset Counties Funeral Directors Associations, serving as president in 1983.
While still active as president of the funeral home corporation, and able to help Tom when he needs it, David and Paula are enjoying world traveling, especially to Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Russia. David is working diligently to lower his golf handicap, and truly loves summer family vacations to Aruba, St. Kitts, Lake Tahoe, and Hilton Head, SC. David and his wife Paula are proud of parents of Jennifer, the purchasing agent for Roosevelt Care Center in Edison, Angela, an elementary school teacher in Monroe Township, and her husband Peter, a funeral director on staff, and Thomas, manager of the family funeral service, and his wife, Sonny, also an elementary school teacher in Monroe. They have five grandchildren, Andre, Layla, Mia, Landon, and Dylan.
Thomas J. DeMarco
NJ Lic. No. 4651
Thomas J. DeMarco is the second generation of funeral service providers in the DeMarco Family. He was schooled through the Monroe Township public school system, graduating from Monroe Township High School in 1998. He continued his education at the University of Delaware and graduated with a BS in Accounting in 2002. Continuing his education further, he earned an Associates of Science Degree and a Certificate of Proficiency in Funeral Service from Mercer County Community College. After successfully passing the National Boards, State Boards, and State Practical Examinations, he earned his Practitioner of Mortuary Science license in 2005.
As well as managing the family funeral home, Thomas is employed by Mercer County Community College as a field supervisor. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, where he holds the position of trustee of the Audit Committee, and is an active member of the Middlesex and Somerset County Funeral Directors Association. He is commissioned a notary public.
Thomas is married, and he and his wife, Sonny, have two children, Mia Grace and Dylan Thomas. Also very important to them is their pet dog, Bruiser.
Thomas is a communicant of Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Monroe Twp. and is a charter member and third degree Knight of Columbus in the Nativity of Our Lord Council #14658. He is also a member of the Jamesburg B.P.O.E. Lodge 2180.
In his spare time, he loves to travel, attend sporting events, and especially loves spending time with his family and friends. His passion is golf and he is currently the commissioner of the Michael J. Valiant Sr. Golf League. He is an avid New York Rangers, NY Yankees, and NY Giants Fan.
Finally, Thomas is proud to have followed in his father’s footsteps, and is committed to making himself a better Funeral Director through his valued experience in the profession.
Peter S. Winther
NJ Lic. No. 4763
Peter was born and raised in Flemington, NJ, where he attended the public school system through the eighth grade. As a high school freshman, he attended George School – a Quaker co-educational boarding and day school, and was a graduate of the class of 1999. In high school he participated in many team sports including football and wrestling, but excelled on the lacrosse team, starting as a defensive player his sophomore through senior year. Peter then attended the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Peter was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity – Gamma Mu Chapter.
Peter continued his education at Mercer County Community College, where he received his Certificate of Mortuary Science. He served his apprenticeship in Princeton, NJ at the Kimble Funeral Home and was later hired as a funeral director at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home in Whiting, NJ.
Peter married Angela DeMarco, daughter of M. David and Paula DeMarco, in November of 2009 and are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Landon David Winther, born on August 21, 2012.
Peter is a proud member of the DeMarco Family, and is pleased to help serve the families of Monroe Township and the surrounding areas for many years to come.