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Phillip DiFabio

June 8, 1928 - November 11, 2018

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Phillip G. DiFabio peacefully passed away at the age of 90.


Phillip was born on June 8, 1928 in Portland, Oregon to Thomas and Madeline (Verenzini) DiFabio. He attended Central Catholic High School and received his bachelors degree from the University of Portland. He was an accountant for over 40 years.


On June 12, 1949 he married Patricia Woods. They raised four daughters; Gail, Pinky, Catherine and Christine.


Phil had a passion for golfing. He enjoyed many weekends golfing with friends and family. In his earlier years he also enjoyed bowling and was in a league at Sandy Lanes. He also enjoyed growing roses and his garden was full of the beautiful blooms. One of his greatest moments was placing first place at the Portland Rose Festival Rose Show.


Phil was preceded in death by his father Thomas, his mother Madeline, his brother James and his beloved wife Patricia. He is survived by his four daughters; Gail Fleskes, Pinky and son-in-law John Pagano, Catherine and son-in-law Lloyd Bartleson and Christine and son-in-law Michael LeFebvre. Phillip was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.


Rosary will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 16 at St. Philip Neri Church. Funeral mass will follow at 11:00 A.M. There will be a reception at the parish hall following the funeral. Viewing at Holman’s Funeral Service Thursday, November 15 from 9 A.M.-4 P.M.


In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to the Providence Hospice.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time: 09:00 am

End Time: 04:00 pm

Holman's Funeral & Cremation Service


2610 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214

Service Information

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church


2408 SE 16th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214

A rosary service at 10:30am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 02:00 pm

End Time: 02:30 pm

Riverview Abbey


0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, Oregon 97219

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