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John DeFonce, 20, Former Harrison HS Football Player

John DeFonce, 20, died Oct. 11, 2015.
John DeFonce, 20, died Oct. 11, 2015. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N. Y. -- John DeFonce died Sunday. He was 20.

Born Feb. 13, 1995 to Mark and Phyllis (Artuso) DeFonce, he was a graduate of Harrison High School where he played football.

Family and friends had a visitation Wednesday at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck. A funeral Mass is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 910 Boston Post Road, in Rye.

He is survived by father Mark, mother Phyllis and stepfather Artie Troilo, siblings A. J. Troilo and Jessica Marinaccio and stepsisters Valerie and Tiffany Troilo.

He's the grandson of Arlene Artuso, Vincent Artuso, Josephine DeFonce and the late Anthony DeFonce. He is also the nephew of John Artuso, VinniAnn Sarro, Benny DeFonce, Anthony DeFonce and Michelle DeFonce.

The family is asking that any memorial donations be sent to St. Christopher's, 21 Franciscan Way, Garrison, or visit the website .

For details, visit the Coxe and Graziano website .

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