Salvatore DeFilippo

August 4, 1941July 8, 2021

Salvatore “Sal” DeFilippo, 79, of Rocky Hill, beloved husband of Adriana (Loprete) DeFilippo for 54 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Girifalco, province of Catanzaro, Italy on August 4, 1941, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Marianna (Amato) DeFilippo. Sal was a master tailor for over 60 years. His passion and dedication to his trade was evident in every article of clothing he tailored. He enjoyed trips to the casinos and cheering for his favorite sports teams. Sal had an infectious laugh and a heart of gold. He loved family gatherings, playing cards, and his family and friends. In addition to his loving wife Adriana of 54 years, Sal will be forever missed by his two sons, John DeFilippo and wife Stephanie of Chandler, AZ and Rocco DeFilippo of Rocky Hill; his brother, Dominick DeFilippo and wife Karen; two sisters, Teresa Vallera and husband Federico and Maria Rosano; a brother-in-law, Rocco Loprete and wife Angela, brother-in-law Piero Loprete and wife Anna, sister-in-law Elisa Loprete and brother-in-law Michele Vonella as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by his brother, Rocco DeFilippo, two sisters, Constanza DeFilippo and Letizia Catricala; his brother-in-law, Antonio Catricala; his niece, Maryann Loprete and his nephew, Tomasso Catricala. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of the Hartford Hospital Bliss Building 10th Floor for the care and compassion shown to Sal and the whole family. Calling hours will be Wednesday, July 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. To share a memory of Sal with his family, please visit


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Philip Soter

July 14, 2021

Dear Adriana, John and Rocco,

We are saddened to hear of Sal's passing. Debbie, Jaime, and I will remember Sal and all of you as great next door neighbors to the Soter's in Rocky Hill! Sal tailored my last suit recently, and it was so good to see him. He will be missed. We send our loving thoughts and prayers to you and all the Defilippo family.

God Bless you,
Philip, Debbie and Jaime Soter

Paul LaRocca

July 11, 2021

Dear Rocco and family,

Please accept my sympathy on the passing of your father. While today sadness envelops you, with the passing of time the many years and experiences you shared as a family will bring warm reflections of those days.

Very truly yours,
Paul LaRocca