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1240 Mountain Road
West Suffield, CT 06093-0309
Phone: 860-668-0255
Fax: 860-668-0256
Chester Demko

Chester John "Chet" Demko

Sunday, May 30th, 1948 - Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Chester John Demko, 70, lifelong resident of Suffield, beloved husband of 45 years to Gayle (Nelson) Demko passed away peacefully on April 15, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Suffield on May 30, 1948, son of Helen (Markowski) and the late John Demko, Chet graduated from Suffield High, Class of 1966.

He attended Simons Mortuary College in Syracuse, NY, returning to Suffield to serve in the funeral profession, the Suffield Police Department and Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association. He married his true companion, Gayle Nelson and they began planning the Heritage Funeral Home, opening the facility in 1976 and working together to serve the community. Chet was a past president of the Suffield Jaycees and the Fox Hollow Gun Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong communicant of St. Joseph Church, Suffield.
Chet had a love of fast cars, and could be found in his garage rebuilding muscle cars and hot rods. He loved mowing the grass and running and maintaining the funeral home, but most of all he was proud of his family and enjoyed spending quality time with his friends.

He is survived by his wife Gayle Demko of West Suffield; three children Christopher Demko and his wife Shannon of Atlanta, GA, Cheryl Demko Morello and her husband Joshua of West Suffield, and Gregory Demko of West Suffield; two cherished grandchildren, Natasha Demko and Benjamin Morello; mother Helen Demko of Suffield; and sister Stella O’Brien of Enfield; mother-in-law Theresa Arnold of Enfield, brother-in-law Randall Nelson of Willington; Aunt Jennie O’Brien of Chicopee, Uncle Peter Markowski of Suffield; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father John Demko, two Aunts, Sophie Nascimbeni and Genevieve Gardocki; beloved Godson Brian; and brother-in-law Richard Nelson.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 9:00am from The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, Main Street, Suffield; followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, April 22 from 2:00-4:00pm; 5:00-7:00pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to an organization Chet honored and respected, The Suffield Police Department, 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078.

For online condolences please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Heritage Funeral Home
    Address
    1240 Mountain Road
    P.O. Box 309
    WEST SUFFIELD, CT 06093
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 9:00am from The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, Main Street, Suffield; followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, April 22 from 2:00-4:00pm; 5:00-7:00pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to an organization Chet honored and respected, The Suffield Police Department, 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078.
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00am
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00am
    Location
    Heritage Funeral Home
    Address
    1240 Mountain Road
    P.O. Box 309
    WEST SUFFIELD, CT 06093
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 9:00am from The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, Main Street, Suffield; followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, April 22 from 2:00-4:00pm; 5:00-7:00pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to an organization Chet honored and respected, The Suffield Police Department, 911 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078.
  • Service

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St Joseph Church-Main St-Suffield
    Address
    140 South Main Street
    SUFFIELD, CT 06078
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 9:00am from The Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, Main Street, Suffield; followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield.
    Officiant
    Rev. Mark R. Jette
  • Interment

    Location
    St Joseph Cemetery-Hill Street-Suffield

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Lisa and Andy Rarus

Posted at 04:18pm
Gayle , Cheryl & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . May Chet find all the peace and comfort he rightfully deserves . So many fun times together . Love you all! Lisa& Andy
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David, Judy, Jessica and Sean Kelly

Posted at 06:46am
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Susan White

Posted at 05:43pm
Gayle and family, my deepest sympathy on Chet’s passing. I recall wonderful times at your home in years past, and Chet’s great sense of fun! Wishing you God’s peace in the days and months to come. Fondly, Susan White (formerly Susan Orr)
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Posted at 05:32pm
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