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Joseph A. DiFrancesco, Jr.

January 13, 1931 — July 8, 2022

Drexel Hill

Joseph A. DiFrancesco, Jr.

Joseph A. DiFrancesco, Jr., age 91, of Drexel Hill, PA, formerly of West Philadelphia, PA, passed away on July 8, 2022.   Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph A. DiFrancesco, Sr. and Rose DiFrancesco (nee Assetta). 

 

Joe was a 1949 graduate of West Catholic Boys High School in Philadelphia.   He was a decorated Korean War veteran where he served in the United States Army.  He retired from the Upper Darby Police Department where he was a decorated Police Officer.  He was the owner of Joseph A. DiFrancesco, Jr. Paving Company.

 

Joe enjoyed visiting Ventnor, New Jersey, fishing, bowling and boxing.  

 

Joe was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rita M. DiFrancesco (nee Landolfi) in February, 2020, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.  Loving father of  Geralyn Meehan (Joseph), Margie DiFrancesco, Joseph A. DiFrancesco, III (Deborah) and late Monica Strohl (Donald).   Also survived by his 7 grandchildren Gwen O’Neill (Chris), Joseph Meehan (Colleen), Anthony Meehan (Shannon), Marissa Danese (Matt), Stephanie Siegman (Brian), Joseph DiFrancesco, IV and Daniel DiFrancesco and his 16 great-grandchildren, Brian, MacKenzie, Ava, Alyssa, Angelo, Grace, Arianna, Emily, Raegan, Emma, Eva, Donnie, Tommy, Clarice, Monica and Samara.   Brother of Gloria Ezzie (the late Mickey), and the late Lena, Vera, Nancy, and Charles “Snooky”.  Brother-in-law of  the late Anna DiFrancesco. 

 

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing, Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:00-9:00 PM and Friday, July 15, 2022 9:30-10:30 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA and to his Funeral Mass 11:00 AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill, PA.   Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory to the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, (Rose Tree Park), 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063 would be appreciated. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, July 14, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - Upper Darby

8401 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Visitation

Friday, July 15, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - Upper Darby

8401 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Mass

Friday, July 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Andrew the Apostle Church

3500 School Ln, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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Burial

Friday, July 15, 2022

Starts at 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

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