04 January 2013

Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio

Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio of Kennett Square Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio, 91, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Franciscan Care Center in Hockessin, Del. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. DeFazio Sr. who died in 1987 and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in West Point, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Elder B. and the late Eva Mae (Bridges) Murff Armstrong. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Parish and the NSDAR. Survivors include three sons, James Michael (Patricia Ann) of Kennett Square, Ralph Edward (Nancy) of Bear, Del. and Anthony Joseph Jr. (Cecilia) of Kennett Square; two daughters, Gloria Anne Hamilton of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Teresa Marie Hawkins (Eric) of West Chester; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandson and one step great-grandson. You are invited to visit with Mary's family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3rd, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4th at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116), 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. Her funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106; or to St. Patrick Catholic Church. For more information and to share a memory with Mary's family, please visit www.griecocares.com.

The above obituary was in the Daily Local Newspaper. Mary's daughter Gloria is my Godmother. She and my mother - Barbara Still Ruczhak - were best friends.
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