Published in the June 13, 2016 edition.

ObitDeFilippo-webEVERETT — Leo P. DeFilippo, 97, of Everett, formerly of Medford and Chelsea, entered into rest on Friday, June 10, in the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home.

Born in the Roxbury section of Boston, Leo lived in Medford for most of his life.

He was the former proprietor of the Gloria Food Store in Malden. Leo also worked for many years at Dom’s Sausage in Malden and AVCO Research Laboratory.

Leo served the the U.S. Army during World War II and recently received the “Chavelier” of the Legion of Honor Award by the President of French Republic.

He was a late longtime member of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, the American Legion of Medford and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Medford.

He was the beloved husband of the late Viola (D’Andria). He was the dear brother of the late Joseph, John and Mary DeFilippo, Clara D’Agostino and Rose Sachetta. He was the brother-in-law of James Sachetta of Everett and Frances DeFilippo of Arlington. He was the loving uncle of Dorothy Groose, Fred D’Agostino, Dr. John DeFilippo, Sandy Juliano, Jim Sachetta, Joe Sachetta, Rainy Leonard, Steve Sachetta and the late Diane Phillips. Also surviving are several loving grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Leo’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main Street), Everett, Monday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

His funeral will be from the funeral home on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea at 10 a.m.

Interment with military honors in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.