Michael DeFurio

Michael Angelo "Big Mike" DeFurio

Thursday, November 2nd, 1961 - Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Michael Angelo DeFurio, “Big Mike”, 58, lifelong Wethersfield resident, devoted husband to Michelle (DePreaux) DeFurio, peacefully passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at the West Haven Veterans Healthcare Center.
Mike was born November 2, 1961 in Hartford, one of four sons to Norma (Dube) DeFurio Torsza and the late Frank “Buck” DeFurio. He attended Wethersfield Schools graduating Wethersfield High School Class of 1981. He went on to serve our country in the United States Air Force, stationed in England. After his military service Mike enrolled in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aeronautics. Prior to his retirement, he worked 20+ years at the MDC.
Mike was an avid bass fisherman, always searching for the next big catch. He was also a dedicated weightlifter for over thirty years. He prided himself on total body health and wellness and loved sharing his passion with others. His smile was infectious and his kindness unending.
In addition to his loving wife Michelle, Mike will be forever remembered by his two children, Michael B. DeFurio and Hunter J. DeFurio of Wethersfield; a brother Mark DeFurio and his wife Christina, of Colorado; his mother-in-law Joan dePreaux; his aunt Joyce DeFurio; cherished friend Linda Peterson; best friends Bill dePreaux (brother-in-law) and Joe & Karen DeFurio (cousin); brother-in-law Al dePreaux; many cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Bruce and Frank DeFurio.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd. Wethersfield, Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4-6pm. At the family’s direction and in order to adhere to continued COVID 19 mandates, masks are required, six feet of social distancing along with having a maximum of 50 people in the funeral home at a time. To extend online condolences and/or share a memory, please visit
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    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, June 25th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Wethersfield
    34 Beaver Rd.
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Sandy kobulnicky Baker

Posted at 07:27pm
My condolences to my cousins family . My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Love his cousin Sandy kobulnicky Baker

Karen Jones

Posted at 04:00pm
Michael that smile will remain for ever in my heart when I think of you.
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Debra Verdicchio

Posted at 01:45pm
Dear Michelle,

I’m so sorry to have heard of Mike’s passing. I remember meeting him many times at the many gatherings, graduations and family parties at Laurie and John’s. Sending you love and light during this difficult time.

Debbie Verdicchio-Dover,NH

Violet Dube-Moody

Posted at 07:43am
We are thinking of you in this difficult time. Love Craig Dube, Wesley Dube, Violet and family
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Steve & Laura Defurio

Posted at 09:25pm
We are sending our condolences to you & the defurio family durung this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you Michele. Big Mike will be missed dearly.

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