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Obituary for Sundus Mamudova Demirali


WATERBURY - Sundus (Mamudova) Demirali, age 78 of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at the Vitas Hospice Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 1, 2020 after a brief illness. She was the wife of Ali Demirali.

Sundus was born on May 15, 1942 in Bitola, Macedonia. She was the daughter of the late Aki and Nazife (Ibish) Mamudova. Sundus immigrated to Waterbury, CT in 1963 where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a founding and lifelong member of both the Albanian-American Muslim Community Center and the Albanian-American Muslim Women’s Auxiliary Club. As a member of both groups, Sundus volunteered her time and efforts in supporting the various goals of these organizations. She took great pride in caring for her family, and devoted her entire life to doing so. In addition to being a devoted and loving wife and mother, Sundus was a doting grandmother, especially proud of her six grandchildren, and relished the time spent with each of them, beaming with love and pride for them all. In addition to spending time with family, Sundus really enjoyed cooking, and was well known for making several Albanian ethnic recipes which no one else was ever able to duplicate.

Sundus leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Ali, her daughter Linda Demirali and her children, Kelsey and Colby Linnell of Prospect, her daughter Elizabeth (Demirali) Kochi and her husband, Stefan, and their children, Andrew and Sarah of Lexington, MA, her daughter Debbie (Demirali) Abreu and her husband, Joseph, and their children, Isabella and Joseph of Farmington. She also leaves a brother, Menan Qerimi of Macedonia, a sister, Ruhije Mustafa of Canada, and was predeceased by a sister, Bedrije Demiri. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and loving friends.

Due to rising concerns about the pandemic, funeral services for Mrs. Demirali will be private, but those wishing to view the webcast of both the funeral service and interment may do so by logging onto the funeral home website at on Wednesday November 4, 2020 beginning at 10:20 a.m. Please click on the link LIVE STREAMING CLICK HERE. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home has been honored to be assisting the Demirali family during this difficult time. To honor Sundus’s memory, and in lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to A.A.M.C., 38 Raymond Street, Waterbury, CT 06706. Memories endure only when shared so friends and family are encouraged to visit Sundus’s tribute page at to sign the guest book register, leave an online condolence, offer words of comfort, or share a personal memory.