DeFazio, Anna Maria, 79, passed away April 2, 2013. Maria was born in San Martino Italy in 1933, immigrating to America in 1953. While raising a family, she worked in church daycare and volunteered at the neighborhood school. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Antonia and Palerio Palluotto; brother, Pietro Palluotto. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Salvatore; sons, Joe (Nancy), Pietro (Janet) and Carmine, all of Wichita; four grandchildren, Mia Jenkins (Craig), Rocky , Anna, and Gina DeFazio. Funeral Services will be held Monday April 8, 10:30 AM, at Broadway Mortuary Chapel. A memorial has been established with The Lord's Diner, honoring her lifelong passion for feeding family and friends. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
Published in The Wichita Eagle from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2013