In Loving Memory
July 20, 1942 – January 13, 2015
Salvatore Thomas DeFatta, 72, of Daphne, passed away, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. He was known by friends as “Sal” and his family called him “Tommy”. Born and raised in Shreveport, LA and retired to Texas. After living in Texas he settled in Daphne, AL. He was retired from Eastman Kodak.
Mr. and Mrs. DeFatta have been members of Christ the King Catholic Church where Sal was member of the Silver Saints. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working with leather, cooking and he was an artistic blacksmith. His love of motorcycles allowed him to tour the US & Mexico.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of over 50 years, Mary Ann Moore DeFatta, of Daphne; two sons, Thomas Joseph (Toni) DeFatta of Waggaman, LA; Phillip James (Holly) DeFatta of Norman, OK; daughter; Melissa (David) Kielek of Daphne; sister, Nancy (Donald) Schwab, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and fifth expected in July.
The family would like to say a special thank you to those who took care of Mr. DeFatta. This would include the Mitchell Cancer Institute, Dr. David Clarkson and his wonderful nursing staff, Dr. Jennifer Sycora and Dr. Mahmoud of Gun Barrel City, TX, Gentiva Hospice staff Faith, Belinda and Kim.
A memorial visitation for Salvatore will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00am until service time. Celebrant will be Fr. Matthew J. O’Connor. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Mitchell Cancer Institute, 1660 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36604 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Expressions of condolence may be offered at hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL, 36526.