In Memory of

Anthony Damian DeFranco

Mr. DeFranco (Also Known as Tony, TD, or Mr."D") 69, passed away on December 3, 2012 in Trumansburgh, NY.

Anthony was the son of Rocco DeFranco and Elizabeth Maude Lathan and was born on April 22, 1943 in Watertown, NY.

Mr. DeFranco served in the US Army and was a graduate of both JCC and Cornell University with a BS and later a Master’s Degree.

Mr. DeFranco was employed by Cornell University & The Tomplins County Trust Company as a Public Relations/ Marketing Specialist,
he also owned several grocery stores in the Ithaca area, and most recently was a teacher for the South Seneca School district.

His Parents and a brother Peter are also deceased.

He is survived by his wife - Sarah (Lacko) DeFranco and their son - Anthony Paul DeFranco,
a sister - Elizabeth Goodwin, a sister - Cecilia Belch, a brother - Kevin DeFranco, a brother - Michael DeFranco, a brother - Daniel DeFranco,
an Uncle - James DeFranco and several nieces and nephews.

Lyrics to "My Way" by Frank Sinatra

And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full
I've traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way

Regrets, I've had a few
And then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way

I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill; my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way
Oh no; Oh no not me
I did it my way

For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way!

Yes, It was My Way...


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