WESTPORT, Conn. - Joseph L. DeFelice of Westport died Monday, Jan. 13. He was 80.
DeFelice was born in Stamford, to Daniel and Josephine (Pia) DeFelice, he was a lifelong area resident. He was a design engineer and retired from FAG Bearings Corp. (Norma Hoffman) in 1994. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
DeFelice is survived by his wife, Lorraine (Klarmann) DeFelice; children, Joseph V. DeFelice (Eileen) of Trumbull, Karen DeFelice-During (William) of Fairfield and David DeFelice (Catherine) of Hockessin, Del.; brothers, Anthony DeFelice of Florida and Victor DeFelice (Janet) of Stamford; sister, Eileen Gonza (Sal) of Milford; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and siblings, Daniel and Clara.
Calling hours are Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. directly at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., in Westport. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Raphael Foundation, Inc., 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.