OBITUARY

Joseph De Florio

July 27, 1945May 29, 2021

My beloved Joseph De Florio passed onto eternal life on Saturday May 29, 2021. Joseph was born in Molfetta, Italy and was predeceased by his parents Martha and Savario DeFlorio and his brother Franco and in law's Antoinette & Salvatore Ceccarelli. Joseph arrived in the U.S. in 1963 and served in the U.S. Army and Vietnam. He reached the rank of Specialist Five, and was honorably discharged in 1974. He was a kind and peaceful person always ready to help others. He had a humorous nature especially with those he loved. Joseph leaves behind his devoted and loving wife Anna (Parisi) DeFlorio, brother- in- law Daniel Parisi (Dora), sister -in-law Maria Agresti (Patrick) and his loving nieces and God Children Ciara Ann Agresti(Kevin) and Jacqueline Antoinette Parisi. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Joseph, between right and wrong there is a garden...one day I will meet you there my love, Anna. A Service with Military Honors will be held on Friday June 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home West, 5054 Doniphan Dr El Paso, TX 79932. Donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Child Children's Research Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Anna Parisi De Florio, Wife
  • Daniel Parisi (Dora), Brother in Law
  • Maria Agresti (Patrick), Siser in Law
  • He is also survived by nieces and God ChildrenCiara Ann Agresti (Kevin) andJacqueline Antoinette Parisi.

Services

18 June

Service with Military Honors

11:00 am

Hillcrest Funeral Home-West

5054 Doniphan Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79932

Memories

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Gilbert Magallanez

June 6, 2021

Mr. Deflorio, a true professional and pleasant person. My prayers and condolences to the family in their loss. May god bless and comfort the family.
Gilbert Magallanez

Stephanie Martinez

June 5, 2021

I loved Joseph from the moment I met him... I loved practicing Tai Chi with him... I loved running into he and Anne at the grocery store... I loved that time in Ruidoso (my daughters were in elementary school & now married with families and carreers)... I loved stopping by their house while on a bike ride and being invited inside for a glass of grape juice... 🌹

Lynne meehan

June 4, 2021

Our memories go back so many years! We will forever remember our dear dear friend Joe! He was a treasure. He made us laugh, helped us smile and we treasured his friendship. He and his beautiful wife Anna will always be in our hearts. While I can regret not being closer in recent years, I know Joe wouldn't hold it against us. Lance and I were lucky to be his friend. We love you and will miss you. Thank you for being such an important part of our life!

Ciara A.

June 2, 2021

Dear Uncle Joe,

Thank you for always being a loving, reliable and kind person in my life. I will always hold your memory close to me until we are reunited again. I know you have now been given the answers you were waiting to receive all of your life...

We love you so much our sweet Uncle!
Ciara and Kevin

Maria Agresti

June 2, 2021

Our Joe Joe...What can I say....how sad I am that you left us...you were in this life such a good man...great brother in lawvt o Pat and I... and an incredible uncle to Ciara, Jacqueline and Kevin...How you always teased ne being the polar opposite of my sister's slight built , you'r 747...I will miss you fir the rest of my life here on this good earth...Rest in peace beside your familyand the Lord Joe...Will 💘 and miss you forever...Maria and Pat

Roberto Diaz

June 2, 2021

Mr. DeFlorio was a kind man and a good coworker. He was down to earth and gave me good advise. He invited me to his meditation classes at UTEP and would take us out for coffee afterwards just to hang out and enjoy friendship. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace 🕊️.

Amy Orona

June 1, 2021

Mr. De Florio,

I’ll always remember the stories you shared with me of your time with the monks. You blessed me with your grace and stories of your wonderful life abroad. I pray you are at peace, may your bright light shine down upon us until it is our time to join you in that Beautiful sky above.. a Million blessings Mr. De Florio, you will be missed!! - Amy Orona

Renee Mora

June 1, 2021

Mr. De Florio, I'm saddened to hear about your passing. I enjoyed working with you 20 years ago at JPD. Thank You for your kindness and laughter while I partnered with you in the department. You were always a pleasure to work with. You will be missed. My condolences to your family.
Sincerely, Renee Mora.

OMAR ESPARZA

June 1, 2021

My deepest condolences...Flo-Flo was a great man and I enjoyed all his stories. We shared many years at JPD working together. He will be deeply missed. Thanks for the great memories and your friendship....Omar "Big O" Esparza

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY