NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

December 18, 2012

Louis D. Defazio


Seabrook, N.H. — Louis D. Defazio, of Seabrook Beach, N.H., passed away Friday evening, December 14, 2012, at the Oceanside Rehab Center in Hampton, N.H. He was the beloved husband of Millie Defazio.

Born February 1, 1919 in the Bradford section of Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Amvets Post No. 147 of Haverhill. After his military service he worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a mechanical engineer, receiving a “patent” pertaining to the maintenance of the subs, which saves the Government much time and money. He retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1985, after 37 years of service.

Louis was a car enthusiast and had a great love of the ocean, building his home at Seabrook Beach so he and his wife could enjoy the full beauty of the ocean on a daily basis.

Much appreciation to Oceanside Rehab for the care they gave him. He will be missed, especially by his wife and Richard Cormier and wife Candy, who helped to care for him faithfully and diligently throughout his illness during the past six years.

In addition to his wife of 42 years, Millie (Yurkovich) Defazio, and friends Richard Cormier and wife Candy, he is survived by several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial mass will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Nativity of the Holy Redeemer Parish, 4 Green Street, Merrimac, followed by interment in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to Crochet Mountain Foundation, Attn. Tom Fogarty VP Development, 1 Verney Drive, Deerfield, NH 03047.