Nicholas DeFelice Jr

Obituary of Nicholas Louis DeFelice Jr

Nicholas ‘Nick” Louis DeFelice Jr, 81, passed away at home with his family by his side in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Nick was born on January 28, 1940 in Wakefield Massachusetts, to Nicholas and Louise DeFelice. Nick graduated high school and joined the Marine Corps where he met his wife Shirley. He later married his wife of 61 years Shirley Ann on November 25, 1960 in Wilmington, Massachusetts. They then moved to Lake Havasu City Arizona where he was the original owner of Papa Leone’s Pizza. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, coffee with his buddies at the American Legion post 81. Loved his family, being a husband, father and grandfather of 7 grandchildren. He was involved in American Legion post 81, Elks, VNV/LV MC, VFW, and Eagles. Nick is survived by his Wife; Shirley of Lake Havasu City; Sons; Nicholas Louis III ( Monica) of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Francis Michael (Andi) of Savannah, Georgia; Daughter; Lisa Maria of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Grandchildren; Nicholas IV; Richie; Jacquelyn; Patricia; Emily; Madison; Carson. Nick is proceeded in death by his Parents; Nicholas and Louise DeFelice; Siblings; Dottie Lorenz; Tommy DeFelice; Peggy Duffy; Deborah DeFelice. Celebration of life will be held at the London Bridge Resort Convention Center Sunday August 1, 2021 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Legion Post 81 Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at To send a free card go to
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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 1, 2021
London Bridge Resort
Convention Center
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States