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Aurilla S. McDermitt

December 20, 1932 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 86)


Aurilla “Laurie” McDermitt, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2019.   Laurie was born December 20, 1932 in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of Stanley and Lois Sweeley.


A long time resident of Monmouth County, she had many loves and interests which she supported.

Laurie started an Estate Business to help others realize the value of and dispose their possessions as their circumstances in life changed. The business morphed from simply selling items of little value, to helping people deal with Sothebys and other major auction houses to value and sell items of great worth.


Among her other passions, were a love of the ocean and beach, while she was a long time member of Sands (Sandlass) Beach Club. An avid reader, she always had a book in her hands at the beach or her favorite NY Times cross word puzzle. Laurie was also passionate about her work at the Women’s Exchange of Monmouth County, a non-profit gift shop staffed by volunteers which was founded in 1934. A depression era means for women to sell their handmade good that became a venue for women to sell art works and hand goods in support of local charities.


Laurie is survived by her loving husband William McDermitt, her five children and their spouses, Richard and JoAnne McCoy and Peter and Joan McCoy, Leslie and Neil Scully, Jennifer and Ted Sidun, Kate and Ken Chatto, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and her four step children Michael, Amy, Chris and David.


A Memorial Service has been planned for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at St. Georges by the River at 7 Lincoln Avenue in Rumson, New Jersey at 10:00 AM, where she was an active member.


In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Donation to the American Cancer Society in Aurilla McDermitt’s name may be made.


Please visit Aurilla’s memorial website at

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Memorial Mass
January 8, 2020

10:00 AM
St. George's By The River Episcopal Church
Waterman Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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