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Joseph DeFeo
  • February 13, 1975
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  • March 26, 2020

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Joseph DeFeo , age 45, passed on March 26, 2020. He is survived by his mother, Nancy J. DeFeo, brothers, Paul DeFeo, Jr., Nicholas DeFeo and his wife, Nicole, Dominick DeFeo and Louis DeFeo, daughter, Destiny DeFeo Young, nephew, Nicholas DeFeo, Jr., nieces, Kayla, Brianna and Bella DeFeo. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Nicholas DeFeo, Sr.

Joseph was the second born of the five DeFeo brothers. Joseph was not only a brother, he was first and foremost a son, a father, an uncle and a lifelong true friend to so many. He was also the family standup comic, he was loud and he was funny telling family stories when we were all together, of course he would always elaborate a bit each and every time he told the same stories. Joseph lived his life through a lens of determination and was always pushing through the next hurdle, the next challenge. Joseph’s strength of character and pure determination inspired all who took the time to know him. His talent for sales coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit which fueled  his passion and carried him through the difficult times in life. Joseph was a force of nature and physical strength both mind and body until his last day on earth. Never once did he ever complain during this last battle. He will forever be missed by his heartbroken family. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 am, Saturday March 27, 2021 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church New Smyrna Beach, Fl

Family and friends may sign the guest register or leave a condolence message by visiting www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Matt C. posted an image:
    11 Jan 2022
    Just Joe cropped up close from that photo :)
    Just Joe cropped up close from that photo :)

  2. Matt C. says:
    11 Jan 2022
    This really breaks my heart I wish I would have know. Joe was such a good friend to me in my younger days. Me , Ralph, Jay, Randy we were all practically inseparable.
    I was really sad when we all went our separate ways.
    But Joe was unforgettable his larger than life voice and personality was the reason we got along so well and he was so funny and such a loyal friend he would give you the shirt off his back or back you up at the drop of a hat.
    I remember the times when we would go out on the town the funny pickup lines he used to say …” But you know I love you”, “Do your feet hurt? Cause you just fallen from heaven” , “If I controlled the alphabet Id put “U” and “I” together”, such good memories and times…
    Im the one in the red shirt black bandana, and also in the picture below posted by Jen in the Red bandana.
    RIP my good friend.
    Matt C.

  3. Matt C. posted an image:
    11 Jan 2022
    Childhood Friends<br />
Mike, Me, Frankie, Christian, Jay, and Joe
    Childhood Friends
    Mike, Me, Frankie, Christian, Jay, and Joe

  4. Matt C. lit a candle:
    11 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 11, 2022 at 1:29:39 PM

  5. Nancy DeFeo says:
    07 Mar 2021
    Joseph, almost a year since you left. Does not seem real. I make believe you are at work during the day, helps me. We will be gainfully your mass finally and we will celebrate your life. We talk of you abd we cry abd we laugh. We will always speak your name. I will miss you until I see you again. Love you mom always and forever

  6. Nancy DeFeo lit a candle:
    07 Mar 2021
    Lit since March 7, 2021 at 3:31:49 AM

  7. Nancy DeFeo says:
    07 Mar 2021
    Joseph can’t believe it’s almost a year since you left. I tell myself most days you’re at work Just to get through the day. We will be having a mass and a celebration of your life on March 27 finally. We speak of you often laughing and crying but always thinking of you you’ll always be part of us and we will always speak your name. Love you mom forever and always until I see you again.

  8. Nancy DeFeo says:
    07 Mar 2021
    Joseph it’s almost a year you’ve been gone. It’s still not real to me most times I just tell myself you’re at work. Will be finally having a mess for you and celebrating your life on March 27. I hope you can watch us and see that was celebrating your mom. You’ve left a big hole in this family which we never will be filled. But we talk about you and cry and laugh and remember you And we always talk about you and always will I love you mom forever and always until we meet again

  9. Nancy defeo says:
    14 May 2020
    Hi mom, missing you so much Mother’s Day was not the same without you. You were missed not only by me but by your brothers as well. Left a huge huge void in my life Joseph. We all love you and miss you but we know you’re close by. Love mommy

  10. Lisa Fiorilli (Rupp) says:
    15 Apr 2020
    "I am at a loss for words. I know there is nothing for me to say that will make your loss easier but know that I am sending you my love and support. I hope you can understand what I can't put into words." Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Lisa

  11. Scott and Carol Kemper says:
    12 Apr 2020
    Dear Nancy and Family,
    We are saddened by Joseph leaving you. We know you will miss him more than words can say. Only Jesus can give you peace that surpasses understanding. We pray, in time, your hurting hearts will be healed, though we know you will never be the same.
    In memory of your beloved,
    Scott and Carole Kemper

  12. Nancy posted an image:
    09 Apr 2020
    Joseph and his childhood friends at a reunion for his birthday weekend this past February
    Joseph and his childhood friends at a reunion for his birthday weekend this past February

  13. Nancy posted an image:
    09 Apr 2020
    Joseph and Nicole, Nick’s wife at his birthday party. Nicole truly was a sister to him all these many years and she means her sister to all her husband’s brothers in the true meaning of the word sister
    Joseph and Nicole, Nick’s wife at his birthday party. Nicole truly was a sister to him all these many years and she means her sister to all her husband’s brothers in the true meaning of the word sister

  14. Debbie and Vinnie says:
    08 Apr 2020
    Nan and sons
    We are so sorry , there are no words to take the pain away. Jesus can give us peace knowing that jo is not suffering and Is with the lord . Jo was one of a kind and that’s what made him so special. We love all of you

  15. Debbie and Vinnie lit a candle:
    08 Apr 2020
    Lit since April 8, 2020 at 4:15:13 PM

  16. Valerie Puglisi says:
    08 Apr 2020
    I have been friends with Joseph's mom for over 40 years. However, having lived in different states most of those years, I have not had the honor to know Joseph as the man with a heart bigger than life and who's love of his family ran as deep as the ocean. What a loss for me. RIP Joseph and may the angels carry you home❤️

  17. Johnny Boy Telesco lit a candle:
    04 Apr 2020
    Lit since April 4, 2020 at 4:13:35 AM

  18. Johnny Boy Telesco says:
    04 Apr 2020
    I love you brother. I will miss catching up with you every time we would talk. I’ll miss hearing you say “I got someone for you” and then telling me “were gunna hold off for now”. Ill miss hearing “Hey Johnny Run” I know you are free to be free now. Ill think of you often. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Piece Joey.

  19. American Cancer Fund says:
    03 Apr 2020
    The staff of the American Cancer Fund at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Joseph’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.

  20. Zach Foley lit a candle:
    03 Apr 2020
    Lit since April 3, 2020 at 4:14:32 AM

  21. Nancy posted an image:
    31 Mar 2020
    Joseph and  Destiny last summer wow !! I can see the joy in his face that big smile
    Joseph and Destiny last summer wow !! I can see the joy in his face that big smile

  22. Rose Foley-Colwill says:
    31 Mar 2020
    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Joe. I have been praying for you since I heard. I know how difficult this time is for you and wish there was something I could do to ease the pain. He is where he is suppose to be right now. God has wrapped him in his arms and took away all his pain and now he is in a world we only pray about. God Bless you Nancy and your family one day you will all be together again. Rose Foley-Colwill

  23. Nancy defeo posted an image:
    31 Mar 2020
    Joseph with his nieces on his birthday this past February
    Joseph with his nieces on his birthday this past February

  24. Phaedra Tillman lit a candle:
    31 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 31, 2020 at 3:43:26 PM

  25. carlotta weston says:
    31 Mar 2020
    May God Bless The Family And Keep Them In His Prayers

  26. Taz Lang-Lemons says:
    31 Mar 2020
    Jojo!!! Until we meet again....
    Comfort and peace be with all family and friends.... cant really say friends, because everyone was family to you! Glad we were able to catch up recently... Fly high JoJo

  27. Taz Lang-Lemons lit a candle:
    31 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 31, 2020 at 3:47:41 AM

  28. Gary says:
    31 Mar 2020
    Our hearts are breaking for the DeFeo family. I know you All are a spiritual family and please know God is working 24/7 for y’all. Patty and I will do anything for y’all when you need us. Hugs and prayers And watch over us Joey ❤️

  29. Gary lit a candle:
    31 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 31, 2020 at 3:09:04 AM

  30. Dolly Jimenez says:
    30 Mar 2020
    Joe, You were larger than life with a huge heart for your family and friends. You were so charming and funny. You could talk anyone into doing just about anything. You made people laugh no matter what was going on, even if they didn’t want to. This is just a little of what made you so very special. I’m so sorry you had to go so soon. I will cherish our memories together and smile every time I think of you.
    All my love,
    Dolly

  31. Denise Gore says:
    30 Mar 2020
    To my cousin Joe,
    You are soaring with the angels now and in no more pain. Although the selfishness in all of us wanted you here forever, your body just couldn’t anymore. I am so glad we exchanged texts and shared our fears together. May you Rest In Peace my handsome cousin. Until we meet again love your cousin Denise

  32. Sandra Hidalgo lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:28:58 PM

  33. Dolly Jimenez lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:12:21 PM

  34. Dolly Jimenez says:
    30 Mar 2020
    Joe, you were larger than life with a huge heart for your family and friends. You were so charming and funny. You could talk anyone into doing just about anything. You made people laugh no matter what was going on, even if they didn’t want to. That is just a little of what made you so very special. I’m so sorry you had to leave so soon. I’ll cherish my memories of you and smile every time I think of you.
    Love always,
    Dolly

  35. Marie Vega lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:40:53 PM

  36. Lisa Portman lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:40:22 PM

  37. Sheena lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:40:12 PM

  38. Nancy Defeo posted an image:
    30 Mar 2020
    Joseph photos with the family and friends
    Joseph photos with the family and friends

  39. Marian says:
    30 Mar 2020
    I'm so, so sorry for your loss, Nancy, Paul, Nick & Nicole, Dominic and Louis -- I know there is a huge hole in your family. He will be forever in your hearts and you'll come to savor the sweet times and the laughter. God keep him safe with him. Rest in peace, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

  40. Franky Foley lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:59:33 PM

  41. Franky Foley says:
    30 Mar 2020
    To the Defeo Family,
    Our sincerest sympathy at the loss of your son, your dad, your brother, brother-in-law, and uncle!
    We knew Joseph through his mom. We knew him to be the young man who walked right up to you, greeted you and introduced himself! We knew a very polite and gracious young man who was grateful for anything done for him! Even towards the end, Joseph was trying to help Elizabeth get a cart from the condo garage and still greeting us with a smile and hug!!
    We are ever so sorry for your loss! The Foley’s (Carl, Franky and Elizabeth)

  42. Jen lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:53:45 PM

  43. Jen posted an image:
    30 Mar 2020
    In our hearts you will live forever, and will always be remembered as the charmer with a hearth of gold, always funny, and a true friend to all. We were so blessed to have you in our lives as our friend/brother. It is a honor and the memories will never fade because you always have been bigger and louder than life. Rest easy Joey
    In our hearts you will live forever, and will always be remembered as the charmer with a hearth of gold, always funny, and a true friend to all. We were so blessed to have you in our lives as our friend/brother. It is a honor and the memories will never fade because you always have been bigger and louder than life. Rest easy Joey

  44. Stephanie Brown posted an image:
    30 Mar 2020
    Joe & Stephanie “Graham” Brown
    Joe & Stephanie “Graham” Brown

  45. Jill says:
    30 Mar 2020
    Joe. My old dear friend. I love you joe. Your personality was so magnetic and charasmatic You’ve always been on my mind I’m thankful to have kept in touch with you you’ve left your mark joe. I’m so sorry life got you like that. But you fought like the tough Italian you are. Fly high Joseph Defeo. Watch over us save us seats. My prayers to you and your family today tomorrow and always ❤️

  46. Mary Ann Liddy says:
    30 Mar 2020
    Nancy,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet son. I think and pray for you often and know that Christ is holding him close, next to the warmth of His Sacred heart. Please call me for anything you need.
    Love,
    Mary Ann
    Our Lady Star of the Sea
    9 am Mass

  47. Paulie DeFeo lit a candle:
    30 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 30, 2020 at 3:56:07 PM

  48. Alicia Nigro-Balado says:
    30 Mar 2020
    You always lite up a room Joey. Between your huge smile and jokes you never met a stranger. Love, strength and prayers to all who love you. Rest In Peace....

  49. nancy defeo says:
    30 Mar 2020
    Joseph, You fought the good fight all your life when no one know that you were. I knew. You were my bigger than life, louder anyone in the room, funny, generous, kind and strong willed boy. Your heart was so generous and life happens sometimes not the way we planned and sadly some did not know you heart. You had the "GoodFella" exterior to hide your hurts but your family and friends knew you and understood how gentle you really were. God created you and gave you to me for 45 years. He has you back now and I know you are finally finding peace and for that i am grateful. I will miss you forever mom and every day I will say "good morning mom" to you and will look for you in many ways during the day. I have your brothers and all our memories to keep me going until I see you again. love you forever and ever. mommy

  50. Jennifer Frederick RN lit a candle:
    29 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 29, 2020 at 3:11:41 PM

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