Anthony DeFrancesco Sr.
May 20, 1923 - February 22, 2013
Anthony DeFrancesco Sr., 89 of Northford, died peacefully at CT Hospice of Branford on Friday,February 22, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Irma Read DeFrancesco. He was born in Northford on May 20, 1923, son of the late Antonio and Filomena Vuolo DeFrancesco. He was predeceased by five brothers; Ralph, Lorenzo, Pasquale, Joseph and Andrew; four sisters; Mary DellaCamera, Alice DellaCamera, Pasqualina Saturno and Rose Delmonaco. He was a farmer for years before becoming a truck driver and a member of Teamsters Local 443. Upon his retirement in 1984, he continued his passion of raising vegetables and enjoying his winter retirement home, along with his wife, in Del Ray Beach, FL. Besides his wife, he is survived by two children; Linda Chapman of Uncasville and Anthony DeFrancesco, Jr. and his wife Denise Moras DeFrancesco of Northford; four grandchildren; Anthony DeFrancesco III of Los Angeles; Jeffrey DeFrancesco of Northford; Monica Chapman of Stratford and Jeremy Chapman of Groton. His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Wednesday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm.