9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, November 3, 2018
St. Barnabas Church
4343 Martha Ave
Bronx, New York, United States
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Lanora Fino posted a condolence
Friday, February 8, 2019My deepest sorrow for the passing of my mentor and guiding light as a child. Mr. DeFino was a gentle giant and certainly responsible for my initial interest in playing flute. He always addressed and spoke to me like an adult at a time where I was being molded and finding my place in line. Because of his guidance and belief, I excelled every year at PS18 as well as Enrico Fermi MS. There are certain people in your path that leave a deep mark and reserve a huge piece of real estate in your heart - Edward DeFino is and always will be one of those people. Rest in peace Mr. DeFino - please give my love to my father when your light reaches his....xo ~LMF
Laurie Fino posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 6, 2019This man was the BEST principal I ever had at P.S. #18 on Park Hill Ave. I wish I got to tell him as an adult of the impact he had on my life as a person,with a love for finer music. My fondest memories of him were in the vestibule of the main hall telling me at the end of 2nd grade going into in 3rd grade that I would be good at a musical instrument and so there I was asking my father if I could pick up a clarinet to play! Mr. Greg Westoff lead our band until I graduated on to Enrico Fermi. I played that darn clarinet well after 12th grade!!! The other memory was him standing with his hands on his hips outside the school making sure my twin and I got on the bus for the enrichment program after school where we learned calligraphy among other great offerings at Emerson!! THANK YOU Mr. DeFino - rest in peace and know you totally left impressions!!!!!
Nanci Nova posted a condolence
Wednesday, January 16, 2019Sending our sincere condolences to Kathleen and family. Nanci Nova And Jim Borck
Eric Schoen posted a condolence
Saturday, December 8, 2018Kathleen and Family, My deepest sympathy on your loss. I always enjoyed greeting you on St. pats day at Rory's and loved hearing from you regarding my column. May Ed's memory be a source of inspiration for you! Eric Schoen
ArLanna Nazario posted a condolence
Monday, November 26, 2018My condolences to the Defino family. Mr. Defino was my Principal when I attended School 18 in the mid 1970s. He was such a great Principal and a fantastic man. May God rest his soul in Heavenly peace.
Judy McMenamin posted a condolence
Friday, November 9, 2018I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Eddie! I just heard of this tonite as one of the other cousins just called me. We don't receive any newspapers so I wouldn't have known. His mother and my mother Anna Locoparra were sisters making us first cousins. Yes, I remember him playing the sax and clarinet for us all at times. We were all very close growing up! We had lost touch in later years, unfortunately, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife and family! May Eddie rest in peace until we all meet again
Dennis Adinolfi posted a condolence
Monday, November 5, 2018My condolences to Eds' wife and family. I just learned of his passing and would have been at the memorial service had I know earlier. I have many fond memories of gigs I played with Ed, always fun, good musician, and good man. He will be missed, may he rest in peace.
Joseph Lioi posted a condolence
Sunday, November 4, 2018Sorry to hear this sad message.I just opened the message today.I would have been there sorry again
Abby and PJ McMahon posted a condolence
Saturday, November 3, 2018Kathleen. We are so sorry for your loss. May Eddie RIP Our condolences and my parents Tom and Sheila Flynn to you and your family.
Marie-Elena Liotta posted a condolence
Saturday, November 3, 2018My deepest sympathy. May He Rest In Peace. Marie-Elena Liotta
Missy LoMonaco-chilton posted a condolence
Friday, November 2, 2018Dear Ed, Adrianne and Jenny, my deepest sympathy at the loss of your dad. I have such fond memories of all of your family, especially dad’s sense of humor. Always remember the good times.
Helen Rafferty posted a condolence
Friday, November 2, 2018Kathleen Just found out today that your Dear Ed passed away , May he Rest In Peace . From The Rafferty Family
Dolores Bayer posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 31, 2018My fondest memories of Ed are all of his crazy jokes, especially the one where he lay down in the middle of the road on the way to Sicily for the punchline. We had a lot of wonderful travels together.
Lenore Calbo posted a condolence
Wednesday, October 31, 2018Kathy, our love and prayers are with you always. For the short time we knew Ed, it was our pleasure to be his and your friend. We'll think of him often, it' not often that you meet someone so kind, gentle and true.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Sandra Siracusa Pooler posted a condolence
Tuesday, October 30, 2018Ted, Adrienne and Jenny, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your dad when we were kids. Always welcoming me into your home. Thoughts, prayers and love to you all. Sandra Siracusa Pooler