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Joseph S. "Chip" DeFelicis

October 13, 1928 — August 7, 2023


Joseph S. "Chip" DeFelicis, 94, of Monessen, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2023 at home, with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 13, 1928 in Donora, the son of the late Gus and Jenny (Sanfilippo) DeFelicis. Chip graduated Donora High School and went on to art school, then served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as Military Police. He worked at the Donora Mill until it closed, then worked for and eventually owned Cherocci Gas Station and after it closed, he worked as a Pennsylvania Lottery Agent where he retired. He was also a member of the Epiphany of our Lord Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1190, American Legion Post 28,  Knights of Columbus #954, and Monessen Lions Club. He was a very good basketball player in high school and he always enjoyed having lunch with all of his buddies.  He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Dolores (Cherocci) DeFelicis, daughter, Carla (Vincent) Cislak of Monessen; two granddaughters, Vanessa Cislak of Monessen, Renette (Patrick) Cullen of Peters Twp.; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Sean Cullen. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his Brother, Gus DeFelicis. Chip enjoyed life with his buddy, Moe Vizza, and his family. Family and friends are asked to attend a funeral mass on Thursday, August 10th at 10 am at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd. Monessen, with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating.  The Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church

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