Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces the death of Mr. Vincent Pasquale DeStefanis, age 83, of Warne, North Carolina, who passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mr. DeStefanis was born in North Providence, Rhode Island, on December 5, 1929, the son of the late Domenic Paul DeStefanis and Theresa Camuso DeStefanis. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. DeStanis had lived in the Warne area since 2007, moving there from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hayesville, North Carolina, and was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family members: wife, Lucille, of Warne; daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Phillip Brown, of Hiawassee, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Richard Petrucco, of Warne; and son, Vincent DeStefanis, of Miami, Florida; brothers: Paul DeStefanis, of North Providence, Rhode Island; Anthony DeStefanis, of Warwick, Rhode Island; and Joseph DeStefanis, of Accokee, Maryland; grandchildren: Lisa Craig, Vincent DeStefanis, Michael Espinosa, Tony DeStefanis, Tiffany Massico, Ann Marie DeStefanis, Sarah Klaich, and Madelina Primano; eight great grandchildren also remain.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee. Please share your condolences with this family on our website, www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.