Joseph L. DelFratte

Born: Fri., Jun. 2, 1933
Died: Mon., Apr. 2, 2018


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 07, 2018
Location: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church


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Joseph L. "Nuno" DelFratte, Jr., of Winter Haven FLA, formerly of South Pymatuning Township, was welcomed into Heaven at 2:32 PM on Monday (4-2-2018) following a valiant ongoing battle against coronary and diabetic complications. He was 84.
         Joseph was born on June 2nd, 1933, the youngest child of Guiseppe and Sylvia (DeAngelis) DelFratte, living the majority of his life in Sharpsville, PA.  He attended Sharpsville Schools, and was a lifelong member of St. Bartholomew's Church. He joined the US Army, serving stateside during the Korean conflict.  Upon returning home, he was employed by Shenango Inc., as a pattern maker and eventually a foreman, retiring in 1992.
         He married the former Erla Ann Jennings on September 15th, 1956.  She passed away September 23rd, 2013.
         A master carpenter and woodworker, Joe designed and built his family's home. His passions included endless hours of yardwork, or creating countless projects in his pristine basement woodshop.  For many years, he enjoyed the campground life and family vacations. Mass on Sunday, car rides followed by an ice cream treat, or family picnics were important parts of his family dynamic.
         After his retirement, he became an avid "mall-walker", enjoyed casino bus trips, and was a member of the original Samaritans’ team for St. Bart's.
         Joseph is survived by: his daughters, Becky (Jim) Wolf, Winter Haven, FLA, and Jeanne (Bill) Patterson, Greenville, PA. and his beloved grandchildren: Candace Vernille, Pittsburgh, PA, Zach Wolf, Detroit, MI, Kevin Wolf, Winter Haven, FLA, and Sylvia Patterson, Greenville, PA.  He also leaves his brother, James DelFratte, Hermitage, PA.
         He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, August, Albert, Antoinette (Dalbo), Mary (Peto), Guy, Rocco, and his twin, Lena (Lisi), and an infant brother, Gaetano, also a son-in-law, James P. Vernille.
         Our family extends many thanks to Juniper Village, Sharon, PA, and Brookdale Winter Haven, FLA, for taking the best care of Joe when he became a resident of their assisted living communities.
         Friends may call Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home and Cremation Service 124 Main Street, Sharpsville, PA.
         Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 10:30 AM in St. Batholomew's Roman Catholic Church, Sharpsville, PA with Father Matthew J. Strickenberger officiating. Friends are welcome to meet at church.
Internment will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Hermitage, PA.
         In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The St. Bartholomew Parish Preservation Fund, The American Diabetes Association, or The American Heart Association.

Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.        

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Donna (Hasenplug) King
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Jeanne, Bill and Family,
I'm so very sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Please take comfort in knowing that he is finally Home, where there is no pain, no suffering and only endless love and peace. Know that I'm here for you should you need anything at all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Always,
Donna

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