Originally created 02/16/99

Rev. Walter DiFrancesco



The Rev. Walter L. DiFrancesco, 68, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at his residence.

The funeral will be at noon Thursday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church with the Rev. J. Kevin Boland officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia.

The Rev. DiFrancesco, a native of Philadelphia, had retired as a Catholic priest in 1998. He was ordained for the Diocese of Savannah at St. Coleman's Church, Ardmore, Pa., in 1959. He was assistant pastor at St. Joseph's, Macon; Holy Family, Columbus; and Sacred Heart, Warner Robins. He was administrator at Our Lady Lourdes, Port Wentworth. He was pastor at Sacred Heart, Warner Robins, and St. Teresa of Avila, Augusta.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Purcell, Philadelphia.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Building Fund, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Augusta, GA 30907.

A vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Peyton officiating.

Poteet Funeral Home, Wheeler Road, is in charge of arrangements.