Danville, NH: Patrick N. ‚ÄúPat‚ÄĚ DeFelice, 83, of Danville, died peacefully at his home on Friday evening, August 10, 2012, following an extended illness.
Born, raised and educated in Lynn, Massachusetts, son of the late James and Louise (Garbarino) DeFelice, he attended Saint Mary‚Äôs High School. He first served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during W.W. II and later served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1946 until 1949.
Mr. DeFelice was employed by Luther Witham Caterers of Lynn and later for twenty-four years as the manager of the Nahant Country Club and finally as the kitchen manager of Seaview Nursing Home of Rowley.
A resident of Danville for the past fifteen years, he was a member of Saint Anne‚Äôs Parish of Hampstead, a member and past commander of the American Legion of Danville and member and past president of the American Legion of Swampscott. He was an avid fisherman, especially in the lakes and streams of northern Maine.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Janet L. (Sholler) DeFelice, two sons, Steven P. DeFelice of Lynn, and Nicholas J. DeFelice of Swampscott, a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie A. and David Richard of Peabody, MA, a brother James DeFelice of Edmundton, Alberta, Canada, grandchildren, Justin Twitchell, Ashley Twitchell, Megan DeFelice, Brenda DeFelice and Patrick DeFelice, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in Saint Anne‚Äôs Church, Emerson Avenue, Hampstead. Burial with military honors will be held in The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Rockingham VNA and Hospice.