Louis Ralph DeFalco – July 30, 2022

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).

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

17 thoughts on “Louis Ralph DeFalco – July 30, 2022

  1. We know Lou for more than 20 years.
    I was so saddened to hear of your loss.
    So sorry for your loss.
    We are sending our prayers to you and your family
    Thinking of you.
    Sent with love and remembrance …
    Beth Sigueza
    and Staff and doctors of Garden State Endoscopy & Surgery Center
    ..

  2. I have the pleasure of knowing the Defalco family since I was a baby with phil and Angie who I called aunt and uncle. Lou treated me as family and I am forever grateful. Convinced me about his other love Florida. A wonderful person and awesome friend. I am sure you will be helping God.

  3. I will miss you forever now dear brother, we shared a wonderful childhood, and you were always there for me. I will always remember your dynamic personality and love of live. We say goodby for now, your loving sister Sara and niece Phyllis.

  4. We will miss you big guy! A true friend and confidant. Always there when we needed guidance and ALWAYS there to have great times whether it be on a Caribbean cruise together or trips to Key West or just going out to dinner. You certainly brightened the room when you came in…no matter where it was. Love you buddy. Rest in peace, enjoy a game of golf up there. Smoke a cigar or two, take in a game and keep an eye on all of us till we can meet up when it’s our time to join you. Bob and Michele Paolella

  5. Lou will be greatly missed by all his friends at the Vue Condo in FtLauderdale. His knowledge of football kept many of his friends entertained in the Vue cabana pool. May light perpetual shine upon him

  6. The CPA profession has lost one of its best. Lou was a brilliant CPA and provided unparalleled customer service. He will be missed , but never forgotten. I’m honored to have known him .

  7. Dear Lou and Family,
    My heart goes out to your Family and everyone who knew of your incredible dignity and sense of pure love plus the entire concept of building a family and the same type of bond for all who worked alongside. Your gift of loyalty and sincerity to those who knew you will always be cherished. I am shocked and saddened ..but, blessed our paths crossed in this life.
    God bless You from the entire Lukac Family with Love.

  8. We remember Lou fondly from the HCA days. He was a great guy. So sorry for your loss.
    With Love,
    The Cavagnuolo Family

  9. Kitty and family
    Lou was such a wonderful gentleman. We will miss his happy smile and kind demeanor.
    God bless your family. We are praying for Lou’s peaceful delivery to be in God’s arms of comfort.

  10. We were saddend to learn of Lou’s passing. We always looked forward to the summer’s at Ortley House knowing that we would catch up with Lou and your family as well as enjoy the pool and beach with each other. He was always so warm, welcoming and made us laugh. He clearly cared about his fellow neighbor and about our little beach community and we are going to miss him dearly. May his memory be a blessing.
    The Golden Family

  11. Loving Lou and Kitty is an easy thing to do, great, kind, real people. Our hearts are heavy.
    Perfect image of Lou by the pool with his cigar. A memory we will keep .

  12. Thoughts and prayers to the entire DeFalco family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. So sad to learn of Lou’s passing. I will miss his expert knowledge, patience, small talk and easy smile. I am glad that his work was his passion and yet he enjoyed life to its fullest with family, friends and associates in many diverse pursuits, as evidenced by the numerous photos displayed in his office. I know that my mother, Shirley Kellett, is happy to have Lou in Heaven to laugh and gab with her!!! Lou will be truly missed! May he Rest In Peace 🙏✝️

  14. We are disheartened upon learning of the passing of Lou DeFalco. Although we were merely clients, we felt more like extended family, vicariously watching his children become adults. Our prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult period.

  15. Lou DeFalco was a wonderful advisor to my parents over the years and right up to their passing. I remember my parents assembling documents at tax time and saying to one another that they would need to talk to Louie about this or that. Later on when I married, it made sense for my husband, Jon Goldstein, and I also to use Lou. We enjoyed seeing him each year in his office with all of his momentos around him. He would have our file out with every Christmas card we ever sent him and each usually displaying a picture of our son Andrew. Our visit would start with “let’s catch up.”

    Lou was a great accountant and a fun and funny man that our family was blessed to have known. The Forte- Goldstein family extends deepest sympathies to Kitty and the family.

  16. Heart felt sympathy To the DeFalco family And everyone at DeFalco & Co. Having known the big guy for 50 years he will be sadly missed. Had many laughs each time I spoke with him.

  17. Phil – So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a great friend to my father and a wonderful support to my mother of the years. I will always remember my mother telling me she was going to get advice from Lou! May he Rest In Peace.

    Courtney Foster

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