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Joseph T. DeFelice
  • In liue of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to
  • St. Michael the Archangel Chapel
    91 Crest Avenue
    Chelsea, MA 02150
  • Sawtelle Family Hospice House
    c/o Community Relations Dept.-VNA of Middlesex East
    607 North Ave., Suite 17
    Wakefield, MA 01880

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“So very sorry to the family. Joe was a great guy. He will be missed. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Charlie Zerola - Friend

“Dear Rosa, I was sorry to read of your father's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Ruth Schneider - Sunrise, FL

“My condolences to all....I'm sorry that I didn't know of Joe's passing until I just read this when I was looking for another Obituary....May he rest...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Annette Snyderman - MA - Friend

“Dear DeFelice Family,I knew Joe as a neighbour from his business on Williams Street, as a constituent when I was an Alderman, and as a friend. He was...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Donald Jordan - Helsinki - Friend

“Angela and Rosa, you are like my sisters not nieces. Your Dad had a big impact on my life. Always filled the air with sunshine. I loved my days in...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Marie Montville - Campton, NH

“Rosa and Angela, you are in my thoughts. You've been through a lot and it was inspirational to see your devotion to your dad. I could see how proud...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Landers - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Rosa & Angela and families -- So very sorry to hear about your Dad...he was very kind, charming smile and loved you and the family dearly.......Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Leisey - Nahant, MA

“Angela, Rosa, and family, sending heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of you. Lots of wonderful memories of all the time spent with your dad and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Donna (DeStefano) Wood - Bangor, ME

“angela Ronnie rosa gina I am so sorry for your loss may he r.ip/ amd prayers sent to u all your family love kim and jeff phifer ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: kim and jeff phifer - salem, MA

“Dear Rosa and Angela,Our hearts are broken. Your Dad was a kind, gentle, and compassionate person who cared so much for others. He and your mother...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Betty Sarno - Burlington, MA

“Rosa, Angela, and families our hearts go out to you at this time of such great sorrow. Joe, was a great man and a dear friend to both of us. We are...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: David and Joan Hahesy - Revere, MA

“Rosa and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing.Our hearts are with you. ...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Anthony Taraskiewicz

“We are saddened for the passing of my dear brother-in-law and express our condolences to our nieces, Rosa and Angela and their families. Joe was a...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Goffredo - Moultonborough, NH

“Rosa and Angela, I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have such wonderful memories of coffee and conversation with Joe on Saturday...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: John Hogan - Everett, MA - Friend

“Angela, Rosa and Family,Sending our love and thoughts and prayers to all at this difficult time. Your dad was a true friend to many - you are not...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Marion Cameron - Chelsea, MA

“The happy memories that we have all shared with Uncle Joe will keep him alive in our hearts and in our minds forever and ever. Our thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Warner - Rowley, MA - Family


DeFelice, Joseph T.- Of Chelsea, May 7th. Devoted husband for 62 years to the late Joanne D. "MiMi" Goffredo. Beloved father of Rosemarie DeFelice and her husband Joseph Fineran of Revere and Angela DiPerri and her husband Ronald of Wakefield. Brother of the late James C. DeFelice, Guy T. DeFelice and his late wife Dorothy and Charles DeFelice. Cherished grandfather of Regina Colombo of Providence, RI, Ronald "Sonny" DePerri II of CA and Jessica Fitzgerald and her husband John of Marshfield. Also lovingly survived by his great grandchildren, Jack, Griffin, Julia and Declan as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, CHELSEA on Saturday, May 14th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Friday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Expressions of sympathy in Joe's name may be made to St. Michael's Chapel or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, c/o Community Relations Dept., VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.

Born in Chelsea and a life long resident, Joseph passed away Saturday afternoon at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House at the age of 85. A cancer survivor of over 12 years, he passed away from bladder cancer that was diagnosed in the latter part of last year. A local businessman for over 60 years, Joe was the owner of Parkway Motors on Williams Street. Dedicated to his family, Joe was know to family and friends as someone who could fix anything. He was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and after its closing, St. Michael's Chapel on the grounds of the Chelsea Soldiers Home. A former member of the Merritts Club, in his spare time he enjoyed time on Marco Island in Florida as well as gardening and taking in stay animals.

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