Beatrice T. (Diotte) DeMio, age 92, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Chester, their beloved son, Chester, Jr.
She was born in Manchester, VT, to the late Hormidas and Lena Diotte who moved many times and ended up in Georgetown, CT. She had two brothers, David and his wife, Ruth, both deceased with a son (deceased) and daughter and their children and Francis and his wife Betty, with two sons and their children.
Beatrice was a graduate of Danbury High School, class of 1945. She worked as a bookkeeper at Phil's Radio & Television Center where she met Chester.
Bea is survived by her three children: Carrie Turecek and her husband William of Shelton, CT; Linda Knott of Middlesex, NJ and her daughter, Melissa Knott and her husband, John Romano of Burlington, NJ; and James DeMio of Waterbury, CT.
Bea enjoyed reading all her life. After losing her eyesight, she enjoyed listening to her talking books on tape. She also enjoyed music from Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and others. She enjoyed listening to the Yankee games on the radio and her favorite TV show was NCIS.
Due to the Corona virus Pandemic, a private service was held for her on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at St. John’s Cemetery with prayers and blessing by Rev. Sunil Pereira of St. Matthew's Church in Norwalk. The family is planning a memorial service for a later date.
Her wishes were in lieu of flowers, that Memorial Donations be made to: The American Foundation for the Blind, 1401 South Clark St., Suite #730, Arlington, VA 22202.