Marco P. DeFonzo

marco defonzo

November 19, 1941 ~ August 27, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Marco P. DeFonzo, age 80, of Hamden, passed away comfortably on August 27, 2022 surrounded by his family at Yale-New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael Campus. Born in New Haven on November 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Peter and Rose (Manlio) DeFonzo. Marco is survived by his beloved wife Dolores P. (Harrison) DeFonzo; his daughter Janine DeFonzo Martino of Hamden; his son Marc and his wife Segred DeFonzo of North Haven; and his grandchildren Robert and Leah Martino and Christopher and Mason DeFonzo. Marco was predeceased by his sister Martha Harrison. He is also survived by several extended family members, including many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Marco was born and raised in Westville and later moved to Hamden to raise his family, making strong connections throughout the area. Marco was a dedicated and hard worker, having retired from Amtrak Railroad after operating as a train inspector for 42 years. Marco was a kind and generous soul who found the most happiness when surrounded by his family, friends, and dogs. Marco will be missed by many for his endearing personality, incredible patience, and calming nature.
Friends may visit with Marco’s family on Wednesday, August 31st from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden and may attend his Prayer Service in the funeral home on Thursday, September 1st at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden.


Visitation: August 31, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Prayer Service: September 1, 2022 10:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Rest In Peace Uncle Marc, you will be deeply missed by all. Our sympathy and love to Aunt Dolores, Janine, Marc, all the grandchildren and family. You were so special to all of us. Love your nephew Robbie, Barbara and Family

  2. You’ve earned your wings, fly high Uncle Marc. My deepest condolences and sympathy to family and friends for the loss of such a wonderful man. You will be missed and mourned by so many you left behind.
    Always, Beth Ann Harrison and family.
    ❤️🌟😇 🦋🌹

  3. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    with warm thoughts and prayers,
    Agaceta Family.

  4. Rest in Peace Uncle Marc…You were an absolute Gentleman…sincere condolences to Aunt Delores and family, you are in our thoughts…Gavin, Theresa and Daniel.

  5. Dolores, Janine,&Marc It’s with great sadness that I see of Marc’s passing. I had the great pleasure in meeting Marc at Union Station while I was assigned there for the New Haven PD. We both had a lot of interesting Conversation’s to pass the day a way. May He Rest In Peace.

  6. Delores, Janine, Mark & Family. Don and I were so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. We have been neighbors and friends for close to 25 years. Always a smile on his face as he was walking the dog. He had a heart of gold and will be missed very much. Don & I are praying for all of you.

  7. To Dolores and Family: You have our deepest sympathy, may your hearts find Peace and Comfort in your fond memories of him, we are praying for you. Mark was a very good and helpful neighbor. We will miss him.

  8. It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come.

    Out sincerest condolences to Mark and Family at this time. You have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support.

  9. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I had the pleasure of seeing the joy when your family spent time together . Those memories are so special .. I hope these memories bring you comfort when you need it the most. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Love to all of you. Debi Mavrides-Russell❤️🙏🏻

  10. We will miss seeing & chatting with Marc during his morning walks through the neighborhood with Coco. Things won’t be the same without his smile & laughter.
    Our prayers & deepest sympathy go out to our dear friend & neighbor, Dolores, and her family.
    Rest In Peace, Marc.

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