benny defelice
Benny L. DeFelice, 81, of Weirton passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Born in Weirton, WV, on November 18, 1938, Benny was the second born child of Gavino and Catherine Bonnizzio DeFelice. He grew up in Weirton, WV, and graduated from Weir High School in 1956. A hard worker often holding multiple jobs at once, Benny’s main job was at Weir Cove Moving and Storage as a dispatcher. He also served in the United States Army Reserve. A good-looking great dancer, Benny met Violet Ann Vazquez at a dance. They dated three years and were married on June 15, 1963. In their 57 years of marriage, they were blessed with three sons and five grandchildren. In his free time, Benny enjoyed golfing with his Knights of Columbus friends, making stained glass, and vacationing in the Caribbean. His favorite island was Saint Martin. Benny was a member of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3734, where he was the financial secretary. In addition to his parents, Benny was preceded in death by his brother Joseph. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Violet Ann Vazquez DeFelice, sons, Benedict Joseph “B.J.” (Betty), Todd Michael (Cindy) and Brendan Lee DeFelice; his sister, Vivian Cochran (Jon); and his grandchildren, Michael, Elizabeth, Joseph, Isabella, and Cristiano DeFelice. Due to the pandemic, private family visitation will be held at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at Saint Joseph the Worker Church. Interment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society Share tributes and memories at

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  1. Benny was as true comedian. Always had us laughing at Family Christmas dinners. Such a kind caring individuals. Loved his wife unconditionally! His children & family he loved & cherished. Love & will miss u! Louise

  2. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Benny L. DeFelice, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Reserve Veteran, Benny L. DeFelice, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  3. BJ and Betty, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your Dad be welcomed into Heaven with open arms. Love, Walt and Rita Tuchalski

  4. Please accept my condolences on the loss of Benny. We Shared many a great conversation over the years. He will be missed.Praying for all of you during this difficult time. Much love, Eric and TERRI Blankenship

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