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Michael A. DeStefano passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton. He was 92. Mr. DeStefano was a resident of King of Prussia, PA. He worked as a self-employed TV repairman. Michael was a graduate of the former Bridgeport High School, Class of 1939. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bridgeport, PA, the Triple 'S' Club and the St. Salvatore Society. He enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and reading. Michael loved the Phillies and all sports, especially softball. Mr. DeStefano was a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant from 1942 to 1945. He was awarded the following medals and ribbons: Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Good Conduct Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Asia Clasp, American Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon and Certificate of Recognition during the period of the Cold War. Michael was very proud to be a Marine. Born in Bridgeport, PA on November 19, 1920, he was a son of the late Gaetano and Rose (Branca) DeStefano. He was the husband of the late Sarah E. (Hemmig) DeStefano, who died in 1993. Surviving is his loving family including a son, Gary M. DeStefano and his wife, Cheryl Ann, of Norristown; four brothers: Salvatore DeStefano and his wife, Rita, Albert DeStefano and his wife, Linda, Anthony DeStefano and his wife, Bobette, and Carmen DeStefano and his wife, Joan; three sisters: Anna Amato, Rita Granese and Marie Bono and her husband, Vincent; two sisters-in-law, Anne DeStefano and Rosemarie DeStefano; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Angelo, Lawrence, Joseph and Daniel. Relatives & friends are invited to Michael's Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 502 Ford St., Bridgeport, PA on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 10:00 am. His viewing will be Thursday morning from 9 to 9:50 am, at the church. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, King of Prussia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael's memory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 502 Ford St., Bridgeport, PA 19405. Arrangements are by The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport, PA. www.bacchifuneralhome.com

Published in The Times Herald on Dec. 18, 2012
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