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John DellaFera, Advocate for Youth Sports


John T. DellaFerra, 57, of Wethersfield and a former Hartford resident, husband of Trina (Scate) DellaFera, died at home last Tuesday September 15, 1998, with his family at his bed side.

Born and raised in Hartford, DellaFerra is the son of Albert DellaFerra and the late Evelyn (Drake) DellaFerra. He was employed at Safe Home Security Inc. of Berlin, until incapacitated by his last illness.

He was known by many through his years of dedication and participation in local youth sports, including boys basketball, Catholic Youth Organizations (CYO) sports and the Hartford Courant baseball programs. He was an avid collector of sports memorabilia and had published a football magazine and a "Basketball Price Guide" magazine for card collectors.

Besides his wife and father, he leaves five sons, Joseph DellaFerra and wife Linda of Marietta, Georgia, Daniel DellaFerra and wife Lori of Wethersfield, John DellaFerra and special acquaintance Marcie Campanello of Rocky Hill, Michael DellaFerra and special acquaintance Michelle Urciuoli of Newington and Christopher DellaFera and special acquaintance Shelley Armillei of Newington; a brother Michael DellaFerra and wife Marion of Wethersfield, a sister, Carol Bottaro and husband Jack of Trumbull.

Funeral arrangements were made by Rose Hill Funeral Home in Rocky Hill. A Mass of Christian Burial was held September Friday, 18, at St. Luke's Church on Bolton Street in Hartford's South End.

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