Amedeo “Dego” DiFebbo

Amedeo “Dego” DiFebbo

“Where’s the coffee?“ “Let’s Go Flyers!!!!!” Most knew him simply as Dego. Florida family knew him as Snookie. In the dead of winter when the fire alarm sounded, for 47 years he leapt from his bed to fight fires and save lives. He spent as much time at the Woolwich firehouse as in his home. Some say more. He always had a thing for technology: in the 70’s he had a Ham radio that took up half the living room. His handle, of course, was Dego. With it he made friends all over the world. When he got out of town he’d be off to the wilderness with his wife: they camped all over the area, even on their honeymoon. He was a regular in the stands at Bridgeport Speedway since 1973 and loved to head out on the open highway on his Honda. Born in Philly and raised in Swedesboro, Dego was a 1970 graduate of Kingsway. He was the world’s biggest Flyers Fan worked at Frank’s Motor Parts for 30 years.
Dego was driving through Gibbstown in his grey Corvair convertible and made a hasty U-turn when he saw the pretty Judy Yarborough stepping off a bus. They’d marry within the year. Their 48 year marriage was blessed by 3 children: Annette Lieggi, Anthony and Michael (Deanna); 6 grandchildren: Brandon, Brittney, Dominique, Brianna, Giana and Delia. He is survived by siblings, Angel Foster (Steve), Nelda Amatuzzi and Jessie Atkinson (Dave) and was a great host to his nieces and nephews.
Come celebrate 68 great years Saturday October 5, from 10 a.m. till noon at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a noon service officiated by the Woolwich Fire Company.

16 Comments

  1. Phyllis Giordano says:

    You were born Amadeo Defebo, through the years you have had many (aka) Snookie,Day,and Dego. Known to many loved by many. You will be missed , never forgotten , and always in my heart. Love you cousin Phil

  2. Phyllis Giordano says:

    You were born Amedeo Di Febbo, through the years you have had many (aka) Snookie,Day,and Dego. Known to many loved by many. You will be missed , never forgotten , and always in my heart. Love you cousin Phil

  3. Juan Santiago says:

    Thank you Tony for always being yourself

  4. Rick Bartleson says:

    Had the pleasure of working with the fisty and hard working, dedicated, flyer loving, don’t mess with my friends, family or shorts teams “Tony”!

    Truly a great guy and I’m sure you are asking for your coffee in heaven!

    Love you bud!

    Rick

  5. Angel~n~Steve says:

    My only brother!… you were a great brother and you were a great Man! I am so at a loss for the right words to say, but brother… you are sadly missed! I will always and forever cherish the precious years we spent together… now you are shining down upon me with a smile and with Mom right beside you… I’ll never forget you ‘gave me away’ at my wedding day to my wonderful husband and your brother n law… Steve ? You will always be loved and remembered in our hearts until we meet again ? R.I.P. my dear brother and dear brother n law from Steve!??

  6. steve phillips says:

    day you will be truly missed by all who knew you.we spent a lot of time at the firehouse you were my coffee drinking buddy.we also did some camping trips together simple things but things i will miss.until we meet again brother .spread those wings in heaven and look over us .Love you day.

  7. Carol Cole says:

    Tony you were always a gentleman, I will miss your smile and and your kind heart,RIP my friend..

  8. Mary Zane says:

    You were a great friend and will be missed. I will never forget the many evenings you and Judy and the kids would come over for coffee and tons of laughs. And then there were the flyers games and you would be yelling at the tv lol. Too many good times to mention but I will never forget. Every time i go to a flyers game or watch them on tv I will know you are right there. R.I.P.my friend.

  9. Mary Zane says:

    You were a great friend and will be missed. I will never forget the many evenings you and Judy and the kids would come over for coffee and tons of laughs. And then there were the flyers games and you would be yelling at the tv lol. Too many good times to mention but I will never forget. Every time i go to a flyers game or watch them on tv I will know you are right there. R.I.P.my friend. When we meet again I will make sure the coffee is on.

  10. Eileen (Solof) and Mark Stefanowicz says:

    Dear Judy, Annette, Anthony and Michael, we are so sorry to hear of Day’s death. I hope you all can find the strength to carry on in his absence. Just remember he is watching over all of you everyday. He was a great guy and a wonderful former brother-in-law (to Eileen) and will be missed by all who knew him.

  11. Amedeo DiFebbo says:

    Miss you already..Your waves on facebook, your bear hugs you send me..We all have busy lives but I’m
    so thankful we took the time to be together..Thanksgiving ,Graduation ,Summer bbqs and Birthdays.My one and only brother ? Rest Easy

    Love you,
    Your Sister,
    Jessie.

  12. Sandy (Oliver) Burleigh says:

    Day was a good guy. Just last year he was checking on my mother twice a day, and made sure the we were okay, while my mom (Rose) was on her dying bed!!!!! It’s hard to believe he’s gone but not forgotten ?..Day give my Mom kisses and hugs!!!! Prayers go out to the family. So so sorry. Until we meet again.. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Angel Foster says:

    It’s 2 weeks today that u went home with Mom. With a heavy heart, I just wanted to say how much I will miss talking to you on the phone, spending holidays n birthdays together. I always said ” love u bro” when we hung up on the phone, n now I will always say it before I go to bed at night!! Love ur sister Angel.

  14. Steve Foster says:

    Day!… it’s your bro n law Steve! Just wanted to say…I miss you! I got to know you in the 17+ years I’ve been with Angel…it was such a pleasure having you as her best man for our wedding… I know that you were a good man and a man that helped so many people and the fact that you have a loving family ♥️ they love you and miss you! We celebrated your life and it was a beautiful day! You will forever remain in so many hearts! Rip Day!

  15. Steve says:

    Day!… it’s your bro n law Steve! Just wanted to say…I miss you! I got to know you in the 17+ years I’ve been with Angel…it was such a pleasure having you as her best man for our wedding… I know that you were a good man and a man that helped so many people and the fact that you have a loving family ♥️ they love you and miss you! We celebrated your life and it was a beautiful day! You will forever remain in so many hearts! Rip Day!

  16. Steve says:

    Day!… it’s your bro n law Steve! Just wanted to say…I miss you! I got to know you in the 17+ years I’ve been with my loving wife…it was such a pleasure having you as her best man for our wedding… I know that you were a good man and a man that helped so many people and the fact that you have a loving family ♥️ they love you and miss you! We celebrated your life and it was a beautiful day! You will forever remain in so many hearts! Rip Day!

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