Obituary of Nicholas "Nick" James Allen Defazio
Defazio, Nicholas “Nick” James Allen
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Nick Defazio at the age of 53 at the home he shared in Waweig with his common law girlfriend Crystal Sewell, his stepson Trey Sewell and father-in-law Bernard Sewell Sr.
Nick’s passion for the art of painting vehicles was handed down from generation to generation. At the age of 15 he started working in the family business with his Dad Ernest Defazio and brothers David, Paul, and Daniel. When the time came Nick stepped up and took over the legacy of Ernie Auto Body. In 2020 Nick joined his brother Dan when D&D Autobody was opened. After Dan’s health issues, Nick did not hesitate to step up. The pride on Nick’s face when a happy customer would leave was priceless, continually making his father proud.
On his off time, you could find Nick doing the things he loved most in life, fishing, cooking, and driving his Kawasaki Voyageur with his brother Dan by his side. Nick enjoyed tormenting all the babies of the family and nothing was more important than his family and he proved that every day.
He is survived by his son Jamie Gullison (Amanda) of Durham NB, daughters, Nicole Lavoie (Paco) of St. Stephen NB, Alicia Defazio of St. Stephen N-B, and special niece Kerry Lynn Defazio, best friend Deegan Reicker (Little Deegster you will always have a special place in Uncs heart), Jamiee and his precious grand-babies Raina, Declan, Collin, and Nora. These babies were his pride and joy. Nick’s face lit up like you turned on a light switch when he talked about them or when he heard one of the say “Puppa”. There was nobody like Puppa.”
Nick is also survived by brothers David Defazio, Paul Defazio (Heather), Daniel (Donita), Royden (Bobby) sister Patty Keenan (Joey), Parents-in-law Glen and Josephine Gullison , and several brothers and sister-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by his wife Stacey Defazio, father Ernest Defazio and mother Anna and sister Kim Defazio.
Friends are invited to attend a time of visitation at Humphreys Funeral Home (20 Marks Street St. Stephen N-B on Sunday September 10, 2023, from 7-9 PM. Cremation to follow, a funeral service will be held at 1pm from the Funeral Home on Wednesday September 13, 2023
For those who are unable to attend the Funeral Service in person, a livestream of the service will be made available. To access livestream, click on the provided link, provide your name and either your email or a cell phone number, agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box and and click verify email. An email or text message will be sent to you, open the message, and click the large blue "Click Here" a new page will open to the Livestream area. Click here to watch Livestream
For those who wish, a donation to volunteer Center of charlotte County / Food Bank would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at www.humphreysfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2.
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