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1652 Central Park Ave.,
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178
325 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10705
Phone: (914) 963-5178
1652 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178
1652 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178
1652 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178

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Life Story for Janet A. DeFrancis

Janet A.  DeFrancis
Janet Ann (Mellusi) DeFrancis passed away on August 31, 2018, she was 71 years old.

She was born in the Bronx, NY on December 28, 1946 to Elio (Al) and Anna (Blondie) Mellusi. On September 23, 1972 she married Joseph M. DeFrancis, her husband of 46 years. In March of 1974 she left her job as the executive secretary to the Vice President of Sales for Van Heusen to give birth to the first of her four children. Her four children include Dr. Jason Gregory DeFrancis (44), orthopedic surgeon, Christian Richard DeFrancis (41), real estate executive, Andre Joseph DeFrancis (37), Section Manager, Law Department, Consolidated Edison Company of New York and her one and only daughter Alanna Noele Provenzano (34), Special Education Teacher, NYC Board of Education. She is also survived by Andre's wife Rachel, Alanna's husband Anthony and Jason & Christian's significant others Cindy Concannon and Maria DellEdera. Her most special group of loved ones were her three grandchildren, Serafina Grace (7), Giovanni Joseph (3) and Elio Michael (1). She is also survived by her wonderful sister and close companion Emily Iovine and her beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her most cherished past times included spending time with her family, many hours at the beach, shopping for great deals (at the many department stores on Central Avenue), dining out, traveling, playing word games on her phone and watching her favorite television shows. She enjoyed hanging out with her many friends and relatives especially the Mellusi Family, the large group at Villa Roma Resort and the "Hockey Moms". Janet was a lioness who loved, served, and protected her family, especially those who called her Nonna. She was the favorite Aunt of Lisa and Rick Laino, Gina and Dom Tiseo, Amy and Mike MacNamara and their children Victoria and Olivia Laino, Valentina and Isabella Tiseo and Nina and Lily MacNamara.

As author of this life story and her husband, I would be remiss if I did not mention how much I loved her and will miss her. She was my reason to live, all I own I would give just to have her adore me. Till we meet again to spend eternity together I will always think of you "My Boojie"."
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