OBITUARY

Richard James DeFrancesco

December 7, 1946February 9, 2020

Richard James DeFrancesco (Dick), 73, of Everett, WA, passed away February 9th, due to injuries sustained from being hit by a car while walking near his home. Dick was born to Theresa and James on December 7, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA. He spent his early childhood in Pennsylvania prior to moving with his family to California. He graduated with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from UCSB. Shortly after, he met Donna who would become his wife in 1973. After the birth of Lisa, their first child, they moved to WA state where Kathryn was born. During his career he had the opportunity to do many things, ultimately finding much joy in focusing on his work as a commercial appraiser. He was very active in church and community and loved racquet sports, automobiles, and kayaking. He and Donna enjoyed traveling and visiting with their many friends, but the greatest joy of his life was spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Donna, his daughters, Lisa Castaneda (Cesar) and Kathryn Gudmunson (Nathan), grandchildren, Vincent, Tyson, Jackson, Karina and Aria, and siblings, Thea DeFrancesco and John DeFrancesco.

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Michael Sauvante

February 10, 2020

My wife Pati and I have know Dick and Donna for nearly 50 years. I unabashedly wept when I got the news from Donna about Dick's passing. The four of us met and became lifelong friends when we were all in Santa Barbara in the 70's. Pati and I attended their wedding in Isle Vista and I will forever remember the joy of that day.
And although we subsequently moved far apart, our friendship has never waned. We looked forward to annual birthday calls and updates to learn the latest news of careers, family, dreams and wishes.
I am so very glad I got to talk with Dick on his last birthday barely a month ago. I can still hear his voice in my head and I will forever cherish the times we shared.
My heart goes out to you Donna, the girls and the grand-kids. Dick was a wonderful human being and you were blessed to have him as husband and father. And we were all blessed to call him friend.
With a very sad heart I wish you good bye and god speed dear friend. I will miss you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY