She was the beloved wife of Frank E. DeFino Sr., who died in 1995. She was also predeceased by her two step sons, Frank E. DeFino Jr. and Robert M. DeFino; her sister, Ella C. Lynch; her two step-sisters; and a step-brother.
She is survived by her four step-grandchildren, Margaret M. Dell”Ollio of Shrewsbury, Elizabeth McMullan of Houston, TX, Katy Couture of Grafton and Diane M. Rutigliano of Shrewsbury; and step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Cornelius J. and Minnie A. (Mildner) Lynch and lived in Shrewsbury for many years. She graduated from Worcester schools and the former St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. DeFino worked as a Registered Nurse for at all of the hospitals in Worcester for a time, and was last at the St. Vincent Hospital. She was a devoted member of Saint Anne's Parish in Shrewsbury, where she was an active member and past president of the Women's League. She was also a Girl Scout leader for many years, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday, May 30, with a gathering at the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury, at 9 AM and then processing to the Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, for the celebration of her funeral Mass at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Saint John's Cemetery, Worcester.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Saint Anne's Parish.