DENISON - Edward M. DeFrange, 88, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, March 11, 2013 surrounded by family at his home in Denison.
Ed was born in Krebs, Okla. on May 24, 1924 and was the youngest of 15 children born to Joseph and Maggie DeFrange of Italy. He married Margaret Mary Douglass on March 7, 1946. Together they had six children and were married for 52 years before Margaret's passing. Ed was a World War II
veteran, an accomplished artist in various mediums, as well as a master carpenter, plumber, and electrician. He was also a lifelong member and former choir director of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Ed is survived by children, Timothy DeFrange and wife Nancy of Clarksville, Tenn., Toni Beaubien and husband Larry of Denison, Rev. Jonathan DeFrange of Covington, La., Tom DeFrange and wife Faye of Asheville, N.C., Jane Donahue of Denison, and Mary Cooper and husband Chris of Tucson, Ariz. Ed is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren.
Rosary and visitation will be 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Bratcher Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with Rev. Stephen Mocio officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Thomas DeFrange, Timothy DeFrange, Jonathan DeFrange, Chris Cooper, Larry Beaubien and Tommy Mister.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Restoration Fund for St. Patrick's Catholic Church or Grayson County Home Hospice.
Personal condolences may be made at www.bratcherfunerlhome.com.