Louis T. DeStefano


Louis T. DeStefano, 89, a lifelong resident of Paterson, NJ passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home.  A proud Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of V.F.W. Post 3484 of Saddle Brook and the Taejon #170 Korean War Veterans.  He was a parishioner of St. Leo R.C. Church in Elmwood Park.  Lou enjoyed going to car shows, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Prior to retiring, he was employed with the Department of Public Works with the Borough of Paramus.

Beloved husband of Pauline (Morano) DeStefano.  Loving and devoted father of Leonard DeStefano and wife Susan, Marianne Gillen and husband Thomas, Louis DeStefano and Frank DeStefano.  Cherished grandfather of Brendan, Andrew, Dominick, Margaret, Laura and the late Sarah.  Dear brother of Eleanor DeProspero and Jeannie Mastronardi.

The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3-7 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Monday, May 1, 2017, 10 AM at St. Leo R.C. Church, 324 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Louis to the Romaine-Sinniger V.F.W. Post 3484, 44 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 would be appreciated.

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