Paul DeFranzo


Paul Edward DeFranzo, 78, of Malden, passed away comfortably with family by his side on Thursday July 20, 2017. Paul was born in Malden, son of Ava and Joseph DeFranzo. Per Paul’s burial request, he will be next to his mother. Paul was the last of the remaining eight siblings. Deceased siblings include Emma, Mary, Charles, George, Billy, Joseph and Arthur.

He was a Plasterer by trade before retiring. His favorite pastime was watching the Red Sox. GO SOXS! He enjoyed having one on one conversations on the phone or in person. He looked forward to Sunday mornings when he would eat at his favorite breakfast spot.

He left behind his former wife, Emily DeFranzo, and their six children. Bobby & wife Mandy, Debbie & husband Rob, Linda & husband Paul, Joey, Jeff and Sheryl. He had a total of 14 grandchildren.

Mass will be held at Sacred Hearts Church at 297 Main St in Malden, MA at 10:00 AM on Friday August 4, 2017. Family and friends are welcome at the graveside at Forest Dale Cemetery following Mass.

Donations can be made in the name of Paul DeFranzo to the American Heart and Stroke Association

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  1. Caroleann Hawko & Armand Desjardin on July 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Deb, Rob and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Rest in peace, Paul.



  2. Toni and Dan Gibbs on July 28, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Debbie, Rob and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.



  3. Jennifer kneeland on July 29, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Sheryl so sorry for you loss



  4. Jean Creedon on July 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Sheryl,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My prayers are with you and the family



  5. Lora on July 30, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    My sincere condolences to the DeFranzo family. There are no words I can say that would ease your pain during this difficult time. May the fond memories of times you shared bring you comfort and peace. Please know that God has Paul in His memory until the time when all those in the memorial tombs will come out to a resurrection of life here on earth brought out at John 5:28, 29. Until that time my thoughts are with you and your family.



  6. Phil Re on July 30, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    To Paul’s family, Paul always was a very honest and hard working person. Also, always full of wisdom and strength to help all that came his way. Phil Re



  7. Paul Wharf on December 24, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Paul was a close friend of my Dad and someone I’ve known all of my life. I’m deeply saddened by his passing but know him and my Dad are pain free, worry free and continuing their practical jokes on many. May his family find peace during the holiday season knowing that Paul was one of the most honest, sincere guys around. RIP Paul and thank you for being a true friend of my Dad.



  8. Tom & Ann on January 22, 2018 at 1:43 am

    We will miss you at Suffolk Manor Paul.



  9. Year Anniversay of Passing on July 20, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Dad it’s Debbie
    Today has been a year since you have gone. I miss you. I knowing you liked to talk is what I miss the most . You always had something to say. I hope you can still listen.
    The last year has been tough missing you.
    Now that it has been a year. I promised myself I would be happy that you are at peace and no complaints.
    I know Those we love don’t truly go away….
    Dad Watch over ALL of us even if you have nothing to say



  10. Anniversary of passing on July 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Dad It has been 2 years since you have been seen but forever in our hearts.



  11. Anniversary of passing on July 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Dad It has been 2 years since you have been seen but forever in our hearts. Peace, D.



  12. 3rd year in your resting place on July 21, 2020 at 12:41 am

    Dad this year has been like no other years past for this generation. A pandemic hit from China Italy here and everywhere. You would not have wanted to be here for this. Social distancing for all. Afraid to go near anyone with health conditions as you could carry and give them germs to make them sick. This hit the pre existing health condition people hard. This is not over yet. They say people can get it again even though they had it before. With 3 nurses in the immediate family and 3 in nursing school. We hope for them and all others to stay safe while helping others. With the pandemic you would have been on EDGE as you always waited for summer baseball to start. Ballgame has not started yet ! It will be soon. They will play a short season. I believe no spectators. We have to wear masks to cover nose, mouth. If we do not they say it will be back worse then what we went thru. We were all told to stay home at one point with exceptions. Most of the Family members still worked as essential workers to be able to help others including the USmail. Most stores closed except food so mail delivery of supplies all needed. So out of your 3 year stay away from us this was the year to not to be here ! Thinking of you, yet again today, on this 3rd year in your resting place. D.



  13. 4 years have gone by on July 21, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Dad 4 years have passed, you have been gone and not forgotten. Past year has been horrible and had to cope with health scare. Guardian angel watch over all of the family when you can. Thank you for always being there then and differently now. 😀



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