Donald G. DeFaria Sr.

November 14, 1935November 15, 2020

Donald G. DeFaria Sr., 85, of Toms River, NJ, passed away on November 15, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Newark, NJ, and lived in Livingston and Randolph before moving to Toms River in 1985. Donald and his brother Jack owned and operated DeFaria Brothers Sanitation Company for many decades. He also owned and operated Allied Steel for 50 years with his son Donald Jr.

Donald Sr was an avid reader, profound thinker and enjoyed life to the fullest.He was a man of integrity full of kindness and compassion who always wanted to be with his family and a part of their every day life. His humor and endless story telling was another part of his wonderful personality. He enjoyed wintering in Florida with his wife Pat and did so for many years.

Family members often visited Florida and many grandkids spent spring break with them. He loved his home and spent most of his days looking out onto the Barnegat Bay. The core of his life was his family and he will be dearly missed. Don Sr was truly loved by all!

Donald Sr is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Pat (Truppo) De Faria;his daughters: Lynn Turiello and husband Gabriel, Lori De Faria and husband Frank, and his son Donald DeFaria Jr and wife Ann Marie. His grandchildren: Larisa and husband Jeff, Carli, Gabriel Jr. and husband Michael, PJ and wife Jacqueline, Christopher, Alexandra, Nicholas, Michael, and Giancarlo; and his great-grandson LJ. He is also survived by his sister Marcia McGee.He was predeceased by his parents: Jack A. and Phillis (Bisogno) DeFaria and his brother Jack A. DeFaria Jr.

Cremation was private and under the direction of Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home of Toms River. In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to Don Sr’s favorite charity SmileTrain,



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Gail Milano

November 20, 2020

Dear Pat,
Martin and I will never forget what a kind and fun-loving man Don was. We have such wonderful memories of our weekend in the Hamptons with you and Don and all the fun we had together in Florida. We were blessed to have known him , and will never forget him.
Love, Gail & Martin

pat and Angela Cicalese

November 19, 2020

DearPat and family
We know your hearts are broken, and ours are broken for you.
Love Angela and Pat Cicalese

Angela Alaimo

November 17, 2020

Dear Pat and family,
I am so saddened to hear that Donald has passed away. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this difficult time.
Don was a special guy and I will always remember with fondness the fun times we shared together. He was a gentlemen in every sense of the word and with you at his side Pat, you made one elegant couple.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Much love,
Angela Alaimo

Laura Allegri

November 17, 2020

Dear Pat and family,
How lucky was I to have met this wonderful man at the worst time in my life. I just lost my husband and now I was being introduced to a new group of people who became my favorites ever! Don was so refreshing with his honesty...he was interested in health and wealth! I got that...and over the years I thought about that quite a bit. Now I am interested in my health and wealth as well. Not wealth to flaunt but instead to use as a tool to educate children and grandchildren. That was Don’s goal!
Don looked liked my dad and I correctly attributed my dad’s qualities to him: a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was someone who was always interested in people and ideas. How can you grow old when you are open to new ideas and welcome new people into your life? I saw Don and Pat almost every weekend for 6 years... how I treasure those times. It was so easy to love you/ like you,Don because you were the real deal. I am a better person for having known you and will always remember fondly those laughs and great times we all had together.
To your family...I am devastated for you. There are no lost a treasure!
But you also were blessed to have had this wonderful man in your lives and that was a gift...your treasure! Remember what he taught you; remember how much he loved you and remember he wants you to move forward and celebrate his life by being at peace and happy in your own . Love to you my beautiful friend, Don. May you Rest In Peace. Love, Laura


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