Louis Ralph DeFalco, 75, of Scotch Plains, NJ passed away on July 30, 2022.
Born on October 3, 1946 to Phil and Angelina DeFalco, Lou grew and attended Hoboken High School where he found two loves of his life, his beloved wife, Kitty, and his passion for football. Earning his degree at Rutgers University (RU!) Lou was a familiar face at their games and always claiming, “This is the year!”
Big Lou opened and operated his accounting firm, DeFalco & Co, CPA for over 50 years. He was devoted to his family, friends, and clients, and made his clients feel like family and friends.
In his free time, Lou loved to go boating on the shore and working with his first mates, Louie and Sophie. Ever the sports fan, he loved to catch games, including seeing his grandkids on the hockey rink or getting a round of golf. It was a guarantee when Lou was enjoying a big Italian meal with family and friends, he would regale everyone with stories over the decades, retelling them like they were brand new.
Lou is survived by the love of his life, Catherine “Kitty” DeFalco, his son & wife Phil & Monica DeFalco, his daughter & husband Melissa & John Amato, his daughter Jenny DeFalco & his grandkids Louie “Pork Chop” & Sophie “Opie” DeFalco, as well as his sister Sarafina Petrie. Oh, and we would be remiss if we didn’t include his granddogs Peanut, Lucy & Mookie!
He is reunited in God’s loving grace with his parents Phil & Angie DeFalco.
To know Lou was to LOVE LOU. Please join the family in celebrating the life of the Man, the Myth, the LEGEND at Lawton Turso Funeral home.
Family and friends who wish to send flowers are recommended the following florists to arrange delivery to the funeral home:
John the Florist: 201-792-5783 and PJ All Occasion Flowers: 201-714-9720
Visitation for Louis will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM and 5:00 – 9:00 PM at the Lawton Turso Funeral Home at 633 Washington Street, Hoboken (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM in St. Ann’s Catholic Church (704 Jefferson Street, Hoboken) with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington (340 Ridge Rd, North Arlington).