Obituary: Florence ‘Flo’ Edith DeFeo, 86

Obit - Florence DeFeo

Florence “Flo” Edith (Ingriselli) DeFeo, 86, of  Plantsville, CT passed away April 26, 2016 with her family by her side at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA. She was the wife of the late Biaggio DeFeo.

Florence was born on September 3, 1929 in Southington. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (LaPorte) Ingriselli. She retired from Nyren Brother’s Florist as a floral designer after 37 years. Flo was a member of the St. Thomas Ladies Guild and enjoyed her bowling league with the ladies. She was an avid New York Yankees and UConn Women’s basketball fan. Flo was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. What brought Flo the most happiness was spending time with her family and friends, enjoying a home cooked meal around the dinner table.

Florence is survived by her seven children: Rocco DeFeo and his wife Clarice of Southington; Francis DeFeo and his wife Kelly of Center Conway, NH; Gloria DeFeo-Deprey of Southington; Joseph DeFeo of Scituate, MA; Michael DeFeo and his wife Candee  of Southington; Robert DeFeo of Wilkes Barre, PA; and William DeFeo and his wife Rosemary of Plantsville. She is also survived by her twenty-five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brothers Francis and his wife Monica Ingriselli; Alfred and his wife Rita Ingriselli; her sister-in-law Mary Ingriselli of Southington and many nieces and nephews.

 She was predeceased by her sisters Concetta “Minnie” Carlone, and Marie Ingriselli; her brothers Ralph and Marco Ingriselli; and daughter-in-law Monica DeFeo.

The family would like to thank the medical staff at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Vibra Hospital for their constant care and support.

The funeral will be held Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. for a Mass. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 3 -8 p.m.

 Donations may be made to St. Thomas Ladies Guild Scholarship Fund, 99 Bristol St. Southington, CT 06489

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