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CARMINE FRANK DEFALCO Carmine Frank DeFalco, 89, passed peacefully October 19, 2019, holding his beloved wife's hand, just short of 65 years. He was the youngest of 6 boys, born on May 19, 1930, to Josephine and Umberto DeFalco, in South Ozone Park, Queens. Those close to Carmine called him Frank, Ookie, Dad and loving husband, Sammy. He married Connie Orlando in 1954, upon returning from Germany and U.S. Army duty during the Korean War. They resided in Hollis, Queens and Franklin Square, Long Island, before moving to Las Vegas in 1979. Frank proudly served the NYPD. He retired from Bally's as a boxman. Frank was honored as one of Nevada's Distinguished Men of 2012. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Connie DeFalco; his beloved dog, Snickers; his four proud children and their spouses, Theresa (Terrie) Donnelly, and Brian, Frank (Frankie) DeFalco, and Anne, Diane (Dee Dee) Malone and Bill, and Ann ( A.T., Annie ) Payton and Rik; and five grandchildren, Billy Malone, Katie Donnelly, Sarah DeFalco, Mark Malone, and Tommy Malone. Frank was a great man who worked hard, loved his family and enjoyed life. He adored kids, animals, horse racing, and the game of craps. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Military services will be at noon Thu., Nov. 14, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veteran's Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. All are welcome to celebrate a great man, a true hero. Donations can be made to The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health for Movement Disorders (Parkinson's) in the name of Carmine Frank DeFalco.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Nov. 8, 2019.
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January 11, 2020
Dads 81st Birthday at our restaurant
Ann Payton
January 11, 2020
Annie and Rik, Frank and Connie , night out
Ann Payton
January 11, 2020
Connie and Frnk Birthday Celebration
Ann Payton
January 11, 2020
Frank and son Frank
Ann Payton
January 6, 2020
PS I love the frog you sent to me.
December 10, 2019
You were an awesome Dad and a great husband. I will always love you and miss you the rest of my days.
You and I raised the best family ever and you always knew it as I did.
I wish that we could have had just a little more time together but you weren't able to stay any longer.But I know in my heart that someday we will be reunited.
So keep watching over all of your family and always know that we all loved you so very much and always will

Now and forever,
November 9, 2019
I worked with Frank at the old MGM. He was a really nice guy....I have good memories of him at that place...
James Manuel
November 8, 2019
Dad and I , my bff
You were the best . You were ALWAYS there no matter what . My vivid childhood memories are because of you and mom . Growing up DeFalco was the greatest gift ever, you cannot put a price tag on love, laughter, and life's great moments.
From my first puppy to my first bike ride , to my graduations,
Wedding , and the restaurant... you were
Always a part of every aspect of my life . Every friend from every part of life, every school, on, decade , they all FONDLY remember your warm caring ways . You made
Me proud to be a DeFalco ...
Your illness broke my heart . I wanted so badly to help you. The time we spent , the talks we had , the tears , the smiles ,
nobody can take that away. I am happy your are out of pain and I know you are with God. He welcomed you with open arms as you were such a great man. I only hope I can be as good a person and when it's my turn I want God to come for me and reunite us . I think of you every day and I want you to know how much you were loved . Thank you just isn't enough . Till next time , Dad. I love you.
Ann Payton
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