Welcome to the memorial page for

Edward J. De Stefano, III

January 9, 1950 ~ August 17, 2017 (age 67)

Edward Joseph DeStefano, III, 67, passed away unexpectedly at Holmes Regional Medical Center, on August 17, 2017.  Edward was born in Port Chester, New York on January 9, 1950.

Edward was a Pharmacist; he graduated from St. John’s University in 1973.  He retired in 2005, after dedicating 35 years to Walgreens.

Edward is survived by his parents Edward Joseph DeStefano, Jr. and Viola DeStefano; wife of 45 years, Lydia DeStefano; His son David Destefano and his wife Trish; His two daughters, Sara DeStefano Lackey and Rebecca Connor and her husband Robert Connor; Grandchildren Gage, Victoria, Reilly, Rianne, Aubrie, Jacob, and Brayden.

Edward loved outdoor activities, including golfing and camping with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed being on the water, fishing, and boating.  He also appreciated nature and wildlife, and took enjoyment in photographing those experiences with his wife.  Ed selflessly dedicated his life to his family and was loved by many.

Celebration of Life to be held at:
Bethany Ministries
1100 Dorchester Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32904
August 22, 2017 at 6:00 PM (light hors d'oeuvres following service)

Casual dress is preferred (Ed would have come in a fishing shirt, shorts, and sandals).

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to:

Beckman Williamson Funeral Home, Viera, Florida is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Edward’s guest book at

 Service Information

Funeral Service
August 22, 2017

6:00 PM
Bethany Ministries
1100 Dorchester Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32904

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