Kevin Richard DaFonte

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DaFonte, 55 HARTLY - Kevin Richard DaFonte passed away Thurs., Aug. 29, 2013 in his home. Kevin was born Sept. 2, 1957 in Presque Isle, Maine to Richard DaFonte and Rose Bartley DaFonte. He served in the United States Army for 3 years. Kevin was a LPN for different agencies, Silverlake Nursing Home and ending up at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. He was a natural caregiver and loved nursing. Kevin also enjoyed fishing, gardening, and especially working with flowers and trees. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Laurie Anne Tanner DaFonte of Hartly; his parents, Rose DaFonte of Dover and Richard DaFonte of Hartly; children, Michael (Gloria) Cohen of Ariz., Sunnee (Cody) Hills of Felton, Jake Cohen of Dover, and Jennifer Pruitt of Texas; brother, Richard (Karen) DaFonte of Hartly; sisters, Janie DaFonte of Maine and Lisa Garvin of Maine; brother and sister in-laws Sherry (Nephi) Cardejon of Ariz. and Stanley (Dina) Tanner of Wis.; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his truest and dearest friend, Rick Evans of Hartly. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 237 Lebanon Road, Dover, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the , 92 Reads Way Suits 205, New Castle, DE 19720. Letters of condolences may be sent and guestbook signed at

Published in NewsZapDE on Sept. 3, 2013
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