Edward DeFraine, Jr.

Obituary of Edward W. DeFraine, Jr.

Edward W. DeFraine, Jr., 76, was called by the Lord to be reunited with his beloved wife, Anna, on April 8, 2020. He was born in Needham, MA on May 15, 1943 to the late Beatrice Cranson and Edward W. DeFraine. He was united into marriage to the love of his life, the former Anna Matt, on July 5, 1969 who preceded him in death in 2013. After serving in the Navy at the US Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida for four years, he was employed at Revere Copper and Brass for 39 years, retiring in 2006.


Ed was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Lee Center, Lee American Legion Post 1794, and Revere Copper and Brass Employees Union, Rome.   He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He also loved playing cards and socializing with his many friends in the Westmoreland Seniors Group.


Surviving are a daughter, Michelle (William) Baldygo of Beavercreek, OH; a son, Brian (Tiffany) DeFraine of Taberg; his loving and adoring grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher and Joshua Baldygo, and Rebecca and Rachael DeFraine; a sister, Roberta (Clarence) Witzigman of West Leyden; a brother, Martin (Shawn) Flint of Westmoreland, brothers in law, Robert (Nancy) Matt of Rome, Richard (Ann) Matt of Remsen, and John (Sue) Matt of Cooperstown, sisters in law, Marlene Matt of Ava, Emma Matt of Ava, and Karen Matt of Rome; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Ed was predeceased by four brothers in law, Stanley, Edward (Helen), Lawrence (Marion), Earl, and James Matt.


Special thanks to the nurses, staff, and therapists at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Dr. Vignarajah and the nurses that treated Ed during his short stay at Rome Memorial Hospital.


Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.


Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.


Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.


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