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Tifani Leigh DeMaria

Tifani Leigh DeMaria, 46, a resident of Ft. Myers, FL since 2017 passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Ft. Myers, FL.  She was born August 26, 1972 in Batesville, MS.

Tifani was a devoted and loving wife and mother of three.  She and her husband, Craig, built a beautiful family and life together.  Anyone who knew Tifani knew a friend.  She ensured the happiness of everyone around her before her own.  Even after her passing, Tifani was still giving and helping others.  She was an organ donor and gave the gift of sight to two individuals through her cornea donation.  She was such a light in the world and will be missed immensely by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Craig DeMaria of Ft. Myers, FL; three children, Nick DeMaria and his wife Chadé DeMaria of Ft. Myers, FL, Bethani DeMaria of Tuscaloosa, AL and Grason DeMaria of Ft. Myers, FL; parents, Winifred Lawrence and Donna Weaver of Batesville, MS; brothers, Whit Lawrence, Will Lawrence and Shane Lawrence all of Batesville, MS; her mother and father-in-law, Robert and Carol DeMaria of Ft. Myers, FL; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33907.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 12 Noon until the service time at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements for final care have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555.  To share a story or photo, leave a tribute or to offer a condolence at this difficult time please visit and sign the guestbook.

April 17, 2019
12:00 pm
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
1589 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Funeral Service
April 17, 2019
2:00 pm
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
1589 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907
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April 17, 2019
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33907
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  1. My sincere sympathy and prayers to Tifani’s family and loved ones. I knew her at Zale’s back in the late 1990’s in Southestern Pennsylvania where she was my District Manager. She was instrumental in my promotion to management and future success. She was a genuinely good soul, a tireless teacher, and gave advice freely. Over the years our paths diverged greatly but I always thought of her fondly. God bless.

  2. such an inspiring person

    Written by: Marla Douglass

    I was blessed to have Tifani as my manager when she was expanding the Career Services Department at Luxottica. She was an inspiration and accomplished a great deal in the optometric field building industrywide relationships. Even more inspiring was witnessing her love and pride of her family. My you all be comforted by her memory.

  3. Praying for the DeMarias and family

    Written by: Rob and Wendy Lukowski

    Craig and family,
    Our deepest and heart felt condolences for the loss of this beautiful life. Tiffany touched our family with her genuine personality and hospitality. We are so broken for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  4. Love and prayers

    Written by: Kiely and Ann Walker

    We are sending our love and saying prayers for all of you. May God cover you in His peace and comfort. We loved Tifani and are filled with sorrow.

  5. Craig and family,
    I worked with Tifani at Pearle Vision some years ago. I remember Tifani as one of the most genuinely kind, gracious and supportive people I have ever worked with. She was always quick with a smile and left you with an afterglow of positive energy. I learned a great deal from Tifani. She enriched my life and I am better for having known her. My heart felt condolences to your family for your tragic loss.
    Scott Humphries

  6. God Bless Her Family.

    Written by: PHIL KESSEL

    Tifani was a wonderful colleague during the years we worked together at Pearle Vision. She was a true professional, and it was a pleasure to have known her. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. May her memory always be for a blessing.

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