Thomas Francis Deffily
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Virginia Beach - Thomas Francis Deffily, 88, passed away February 2, 2014. He was born in Orange, New Jersey.
Mr. Deffily was a 24 year veteran of the United States Navy and retired from the Southland Corporation (7-11) after 32 years. His memberships include the American Legion, Moose Club and the Black Cats Hunt Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann V. Deffily, his father and mother Thomas Francis Deffily, Sr. and Helen Picarell Heniz and his stepfather Nicholas Heniz all of New Jersey.
Survivors include his children Barbara D. Nayfack, Dennis T. Deffily and his wife Damaris, Wayne F. Deffily and his wife Mary Fran Deffily, Deborah D. Harwell and her husband Rick Harwell. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Christopher Deffily, Matthew Nayfack and his wife Jean, Nathan Harwell, Joseph Deffily, Damaris "Sissy" Deffily, great grandchildren, Christine Klinger, Alex Nayfack, Emily Nafack, and cousins, Larry, Janice and Paul Picarell all of New Jersey.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel, Friday at 10:00. The burial will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 4, 2014