Frederick A. "Rick" DeStefano
Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home
365 Watertown Street
Newton, MA
Frederick "Rick" A. DeStefano

Beloved husband of Kathleen McCarthy DeStefano. Dear brother to Linda DeStefano (David Fernie). Adoring father to Marc DeStefano (Veronica), Craig DeStefano (Marisol), Sean McCarthy (Lauren), Sarah Pauling (Todd), Daniel McCarthy (Kelly Ann), and Justin McCarthy (Jenna). Proud uncle to Colin and Toby Fernie. Loving "Pa" to Angelina, Gianna, Shayne, Christian, Amanda, Isla, Dexter, Zoe, Marielle, and Poppy. Also survived by many friends from Naples to Newton who met him through community theatre, squash at the Newton Squash and Tennis Club, and golf at White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, MA and The Classics Country Club in Naples. Born in Lewiston, ME, and raised in Belmont, MA, Rick played offense and defense on the Belmont High School football team. He attended Bridgton Academy and studied at Bates College. He developed the New England Gift Center in Bedford, MA and was a real estate broker in FL and MA. Rick was a true classic, best exemplified by his favorite vehicle, a 1962 baby blue T-Bird. An avid New England sports fan, he rarely missed the chance to cheer on the Red Sox and Patriots. He will be most remembered for his sense of humor, love of life and extraordinary dedication to family and friends. Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians 573 Washington St, Newton, MA, on Tuesday, 10:30 am followed by interment at the Newton Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held in Naples in February. The family would prefer no flowers and instead, donations may be made to the Rick DeStefano Foundation c/o the McCarthy Legal Group, 275 Grove St., Ste 2-400, Newton, MA 02466.

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Published by Naples Daily News from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2020.
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Andrew J. Magni & Son Funeral Home
365 Watertown Street, Newton, MA
Funeral Mass
Our Lady Help of Christians
573 Washington St., NEWTON, MA
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Rick was one of my first loves and always made me laugh. He was a great guy and I am sure his family will miss him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Joanne Healy
April 29, 2020

Ron & I send sincere condolences. We are in Mexico, so we can't make the services; but, our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. We have so many great many memories of the times we've spent together at White Cliffs and our visits to Naples. Love, Pat & Ron
Pat McCorry
January 27, 2020
Dear Kathleen and entire Family, I'm so very sorry to hear the very sad news of Ricky passing. He was such a big part of my life for a very long time. I have only the fondest of memories of some Great Fun times. He was Truly one of a Kind ! I send love, prayers and hugs to you all. Rest In Peace dear friend. XO
Nancy Lincoln
January 27, 2020
Sorry to here about Rick today in the Naples Mens Bible study. We pray for you Kathleen and all his beloved family during this time of grief.
Rick will be missed by all of us here in Naples and all of us neighbors here in the Majors neighborhood.
Jim Webb
Jim Webb
January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020
Dear Kathleen and family, Susanne and I send our deepest sympathy and love to you. We have meet Rick and you every time we could spend our time in Naples and the meetings were always a special highlight for us. We loved the friendly personality of Rick, we loved to listen to his thoughts and his great way to phrase thoughts and ideas, we loved his positive thinking and his ability to balance different positions. We will miss to knock on his door with a bottle of red wine in our hands, knowing that we were always welcome. He was a great man and we will miss him so much. You and Rick are in our prayers.
Susanne & Ulrich Piepel
January 26, 2020
Dear Kathleen, Mary and I send our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family. In the several times I met him I appreciated Rick's humor and passion for life. You and Rick are in our prayers.
Steve Murdock
January 26, 2020
Dear Kathleen and Family
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Hold fast to all sweet memories. Rick will be missed by his Naples friends.
Mary Jo and John Benedetti
January 26, 2020
Dear Kathleen, May you and your family find time to reminisce and remember great times as you begin your tributes and grieving for Rick. We'll miss seeing him on his Sunday drives in the T-Bird. Our sincere condolences
Donna and Jay Gravel
January 25, 2020
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