Richard DeFrancesco
1946 - 2020
BORN
1946
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills
409 Filbert Road
Lynnwood, WA
Richard (Dick) James DeFrancesco Dec. 7, 1946 - Feb. 9, 2020 Richard (Dick) James DeFrancesco, 73, of Everett, WA, passed away February 9, 2020 due to injuries sustained from being hit by a car while walking near his home. Dick was born to Theresa and James on December 7, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA. He spent his early childhood in Pennsylvania prior to moving with his family to California. He graduated with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from UCSB. Shortly after, he met Donna who would become his wife in 1973. After the birth of Lisa, their first child, they moved to Washington state where Kathryn was born. During his career he had the opportunity to do many things, ultimately finding much joy in his work as a commercial appraiser. He was very active in church and community and loved racquet sports, automobiles, and kayaking. He and Donna enjoyed traveling and visiting with their many friends, but the greatest joy of his life was spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Donna; his daughters: Lisa Castaneda (Cesar) and Kathryn Gudmunson (Nathan); grandchildren: Vincent, Tyson, Jackson, Karina and Aria; and siblings: Thea DeFrancesco and John DeFrancesco. A celebration of Dick's life will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m, at Unity in Lynnwood, 16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98037. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Dick's name to a charity of your choice.


Published by The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2020.
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Feb
15
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m.
Unity in Lynnwood
16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA
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I was so sad to hear about Dick passing. I had the honor to work with him many years ago - he was a very nice gentleman and well respected.
Susan Den Hollander
Coworker
May 10, 2021
Bob & I are so very sorry to hear of Dick's untimely death. He was filled with life & had such a positive spirit. People liked Dick immediately & he was always so kind & thoughtful, as well as being interested in everything. Dick made people feel good.
I know his family & friends will miss him so much.
Sending love & prayers.
Maureen & Bob Stohl
maureen Stohl
February 13, 2020
Elisa Mader
February 13, 2020
Dick was like my second brother. So many good times and fond memories. My sister's loss and those of her daughters and grandchildren are inestimable. All our love, Dennis & Mary
Dennis Reardon
February 12, 2020
My condolences to Donna and family. Dick was a wonderful man who would brighten my day every time I saw him. Sending you love and blessings.
Judith Grace Hastings
February 11, 2020
Donna, Lisa, Katie and family:
Dick was such a great addition to our office and I (and everyone) loved working with him. He was always cracking jokes and smiling. He loved and was so proud of each of you and the grandchildren. I looked forward to hearing about your accomplishments via the stories that he warmly and openly shared. I am lucky to have considered him a friend. Lots of love and sympathy to everyone in your family. He will be missed by so many. Holly Warren
February 11, 2020
My sincerest condolences, comfort and blessings to Donna and the entire family.
Julie Neumann
February 11, 2020
So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. My condolences to his family.
Jim Dodge
February 11, 2020
My condolences to Donna, Lisa, Katie and the family. I worked with Dick for many happy years and - he will be greatly missed.
Kelly Hao
February 11, 2020
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