DeFRANCO, Lee, 83, passed away June 15, 2014. Lee was a longtime resident of Tampa before moving to Pinellas County. He was an accomplished architect and land developer with many well-known designs throughout Florida. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Lee was an avid pilot, hunter, and world traveler. His humor and wit will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Lee is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Patane Dessez De Franco; brother, Joseph De Franco (Margie); niece, Sharon Egan (Richard); nephews, Joseph Lee and Thomas De Franco; and great nieces and nephews, Matthew, Kelly, Anthony, Michael, Jonathan, and Joey. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday July 7th at Beach Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
. Beach Memorial Chapel (727) 360-5577
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 22, 2014