In memory of
Michael A. DeFranzo III
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In memory of
Michael A. DeFranzo III
Michael A. DeFranzo III, 58, of Staffordville, loving husband of 27 years to Susan (Spejewski) DeFranzo, passed unexpectedly after a courageous battle with cancer. Michael was born Jan. 31, 1959, in Hartford, the son of Michael A. and Jean (Orlofski) DeFranzo Jr., of Enfield. Michael also leaves his daughter, Meaghan DeFranzo, of Staffordville, who was his pride and joy, fishing partner, and most precious gift, and her boyfriend, Craig Fetridge, of West Stafford. He was employed with UTAS, formerly Hamilton Standard, where he made many great friendships over his past 33 years of employment. Michael loved adventures, spending time with his family, going on long motorcycle rides, going to car shows, snowmobiling, hiking, and most of all floating and fishing with family and friends at the lake he loved, where he resided. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and shared his love of animals with his daughter, especially his dogs who were always faithfully by his side. He is also survived by his brother, Tony DeFranzo and wife, Tammy, of Enfield; a sister, Debby; his mother-in-law, Margaret Spejewski, of Enfield; and father-in-law, Chester Spejewski, who predeceased him; his sister-in-law, Beth Frechette and her partner, Bob Clark, of Somers; brothers-in-law Rick Frechette, of Sanford, North Carolina, and John Spejewski and his wife, Bridget, of Somers; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces, and nephews, Randy, Christy, Andrew, Cameron, Alexis, James, Travis, and Shauna, who were all special to him. We miss you so much and know that you are at peace "Just Fishin'." Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Francis Foundation, c/o The Cancer Care Department, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105, who provided wonderful care to Mike, as well as the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels. For online expressions of sympathy please visit
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