Maria Elaina DeVasto

October 12, 1958 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 62)


Maria Elaina DeVasto, 62, of Chincoteague Island, VA passed away suddenly on February 12, 2021.

She was born in Hastings On Hudson, NY on October 12, 1958 to the late Gaetano and Helen (Calbo) Rufo.

Remembered for her big heart, service to others, and being a devoted social worker. She was a kind, gentle, nurturing soul to all she encountered from the very young to the very old.

Maria is survived by her loving spouse of 38 years, Peter DeVasto of Chincoteague Island, VA; two sons, Joseph DeVasto of Kamuela, HI, Michael DeVasto and his wife Danielle of Grand Rapids, MI; three grandchildren, Lucy, Noelle, and Thomas DeVasto; Sister, Gerri Holterman of Middletown, NY; two sister-in-laws, Christine Gallagher and her husband Thomas of Yonkers, NY, Sue Rufo of Middletown, NY ; a host of nieces and nephews, Ann, Artie, Madeline, Kevin, Denise, Kurt, Robert, Sarah H., Eric, Matthew, Sarah R., Beth, Cassandra, Elizabeth, Anna, Joseph, Rebecca, Owen, Helen, Jane, Willow, Damian, Kathryn, Andrew, and Claire.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Peter Rufo, brother-in-law, John Holterman, brother-in-law, John DeVasto, Jr., Father-in-law, John DeVasto, Sr., and Mother-in-law, Joan DeVasto.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021, 4:00 pm at the Salyer Funeral Home, Inc., Chincoteague Island, VA with Rev. Maurice Enright , officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SPCA PO Box 164 Onley, VA 23418. Services entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. on Chincoteague Island, VA. Condolences may be made online at

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 20, 2021
4:00 PM

Salyer Funeral Home, Inc.
6327 Church Street
Chincoteague, Virginia 23336

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