Willy deFretes August 19, 1948 - April 20, 2022
Willy deFretes, 73, of Breinigsville, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2022. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to the late Lucas deFretes and Eliseba Kim Nio, Oey. Willy traveled around the world, serving on cruise ships before immigrating to America in 1976 to marry his wife, Valerie. He worked in various fine dining restaurants in the Lehigh Valley and West Chester. He was a hard worker and loved pleasing his customers, but his greatest pleasure in life was his family. Willy loved to cook family dinners, have get-togethers, and beach vacations. He will be remembered by the beautiful smile he had for everyone. Willy will be missed by his wife, Valerie, daughters, Elizabeth Moyzan (Stephen), and Julianna deFretes (partner, Marshall Gould, Jr). He was Opa to grandchildren Darian, Alaina, and Olivia. His sisters, Itje, Ponny, and Lucie, reside in Indonesia. His brother, Freddy, preceded him in death. A special heartfelt thank you to our caring hospice team who provided the loving care and support needed that enabled Willy to comfortably remain in his home until his passing. In lieu of flowers, you can honor Willy with a donation to Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge LA 70816. Services: Calling hour will be held on Tuesday, April 26th, from 10 am – 11 am prior to the service at 11 am at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd. Allentown PA 18106. The next time you dine out, please raise a glass of wine in Willy’s memory.
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