DEFELICE, Angelo (Angie) passed away peacefully on May 16, 2002 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo, BC, Canada at the age of 72. Angie was born September 12, 1929 in Timmins, On. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marie, of Nanaimo; son Steven and daughter-in-law Cheri; grandsons Adam and Andrew, all of Pittsburgh, PA; brothers Brundy Defelice of Timmins, George (Mary) Defelice of Sudbury, On; sister Lydia Beadman of Timmins; brothers Joe (Linda) Defelice of Fort Erie, On; and Norm (Joyce) Defelice of St. Catharines, On; sister in law Dorothy Lindsay of Nanaimo and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Angie was predeceased by his sister-in-law Alma Defelice and brother-in-law Tom Beadman. In 1950 professional hockey brought Angie to Nanaimo where he met and fell in love with his wife Marie (Adolph) and where he played for the Nanaimo Clippers. Hockey then took Angie across Canada and to the U.S. until his retirement from the game in 1962 when he and Marie took up residency in New York State. Angie was employed by Pacemaker-Millar Steel & Aluminium Company as a sales manager for 29 years until his retirement in 1991 when he returned to Nanaimo.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who served many charitable organizations. He was a past president of the Nimmonsburg, N.Y. Rotary Club and served on the boards of the United Methodist Homes for the Aging, Binghamton Boys Club and Camp Sertoma. He was a member of the Binghamton Club, Binghamton Country Club, and a charter member of the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club. Angie was an avid golfer, bowler, fisherman and life-long fan of the New York Yankees. Special thanks to Angie’s Medical Dream Team: Dr. Vernon Kemp, Dr. Marc Trajan, Dr. David Hilton (Victoria) and the staff of the 1st Floor and Intensive Care Unit, NRGH. There will be no service at Angie’s request. Flowers gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, Intensive Care Unit, 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada V9S 2B7
Angie was a very special person to many people. His magnetic charm and comedic personality filled our hearts with laughter and joy. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by every life he touched.