Adelino  DeFrias, 70

Oct 10, 2017

Adelino "Andy" DeFrias, 70, of Dartmouth, passed away on October 4, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Morrisseau) DeFrias.

Andy was born in St. Michael, Azores, the son of the late Alfredo and Maria (Bernardo) DeFrias. He was a United States Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War.

He was employed as a machine operator with the Eaton Corporation in Providence, RI for 20 years until his retirement December of 2014. Andy was active with the Dartmouth Council on Aging. He was happiest when working outside in the yard, watching sports and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter. He enjoyed traveling to Florida and spending time at Disney.

He is survived by his two children Andrew DeFrias and his wife Mary Ellen and Elizabeth Johnson and her husband Rick all of Dartmouth; a granddaughter, Angela Kathleen DeFrias of Dartmouth; a brother, Everett DeFrias of Dartmouth; a sister Maria Santos of New Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. DeFrias was the brother of the late Antonio DeFrias, Alfredo DeFrias, Gloria Melo and Lenora Moniz.

Burial will be private.

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