Mary Elder Armstrong DeFazio

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Mary Elder

Armstrong DeFazio

Age 91, of Kennett Square, PA., died Saturday December 29, 2012 at the Franciscan Care Center in Hockessin, DE. 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, MS, 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, PA., Ralph Edward (Nancy) of Bear, DE., and Anthony Joseph Jr. (Cecilia) of Kennett Square, PA; two daughters, Gloria Anne Hamilton of Colorado Springs, CO., and Teresa Marie Hawkins (Eric) of West Chester, PA; 7 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and 1 step great-grandson.

You are invited to visit with Mary's family from 6-8PM Thursday January 3rd, and 8:30-9:30AM Friday January 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 10AM 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 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

Published in The News Journal on Jan. 1, 2013
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