Obituary for Joyce Mae DeFilippo

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Joyce Mae DeFilippo

July 23, 1936 - November 16, 2018

Joyce Mae DeFilippo, age 82, of Yorkville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the OhioHealth Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. Joyce was born on July 23, 1936 in Yorkville, Ohio to the late Joseph and Mary Grace Provenzano. Joyce worked for many years as a Medical Transcriptionist. She then became a computer operator for The Village of Yorkville until she retired in 2013. She loved spending time with her family and watching sports. She was an avid Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State fan. She will be remembered for being a loving and caring person who always put others’ needs before her own. She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John DeFilippo, Sr. She is survived by her children, Charles DeFilippo, John (Lisa) DeFilippo, Doug (Melissa) DeFilippo, and Rebecca (Grant) Allen; grandchildren, Lauren (Nate) King, Erica DeFilippo, Zachary DeFilippo, Anna DeFilippo, John Luke DeFilippo, Anthony DeFilippo, Dominic DeFilippo, Jacob DeFilippo, Elise DeFilippo, Landon Allen, Makenna Allen and Ellery Mae Allen; sister, Ann D’Andrea; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A private family service will be held in her memory on Friday, November 23, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in Joyce’s memory.


A wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.



Roberta, Mike, Irene and Ella posted on January 5, 2019

John, Lisa, Anna, and John Luke, So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Susanne Watt posted on November 25, 2018

John, Lisa, and family, we are truly sorry for your loss and pray the wonderful memories you have shared will lessen your loss. Gary, Susie, Luke and Eliana Watt

Nick P posted on November 21, 2018

I will always have fond memories of the Defilippo household thanks to Joyce. Always so sweet and welcoming. She was a bright, shining star whose smile lit up every room. My condolences to the family and friends.

Clara Mancino McKnight posted on November 21, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Will miss her my life long friend.

Janice Bell posted on November 21, 2018

We are truly sorry for the loss of your Mother. Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time. Sending our love & prayers. Merk & Janice Bell & Family

Mike V. DeFilippo posted on November 21, 2018

My godmother. knowing you were always there for me was a blessing, you will be missed, so sorry to all of the family

Barbara and Johnny Gocsik posted on November 20, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Joyce was such a sweet kind hearted person. Sending prayers and strength to help you all through your loss.

Karen Thomas posted on November 20, 2018

So sorry for your loss

JACKIE GREEN posted on November 20, 2018

My heart goes out to the DeFilippo family. Joyce was a very special lady.

Nance DeFilippo posted on November 20, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a great person that I learned a lot from. Joyce will live on in my and my family's memories forever.

Milan and Frankie Pilney posted on November 20, 2018

You have our deepest sympathy. We will always remember Joyce (and Jake) as our dearest friends. Joyce’s smile and genuine interest in her friends was never ending. We will miss her. To John,Chuck,Doug and Becky, your mom was very proud of each of you and your accomplishments in life. May god bless her for an eternity

Kathy Fillipovich posted on November 20, 2018

To the Family of Joyce DeFilippo, Our most sincere sympathy to all of you. Your mother was a special lady who was a very dear friend. Peace and love to all of you.

Jo Ann Kavage Baudaillier posted on November 20, 2018

I was so very saddened to learn of my friend’s passing. Enjoyed many good times and worked with Joyce at OVGH. I am thinking of you all ..I’m sure your hearts are breaking.

Susan Kavage posted on November 20, 2018

Joyce was a huge part of my childhood and God knows she was well loved. May her sweet soul rest in peace. We will always remember her as sunshine. My sympathy to you all. Susan Kavage

Christine baiocco posted on November 20, 2018

Im so sorry to hear of joyce passing she was so sweet and caring she will be missed may she rest in. Peace her family has my sympathy

Adam Stupica posted on November 20, 2018

I am sorry for your loss Becky and Grant

Glenda Dulkoski posted on November 20, 2018

My sympathy to the family.


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