Fred R. DeFrancesch

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Fred R. DeFrancesch

Born on January 21, 1944, Died September 7, 2020

Son of the late Ferdinando DeFrancesch and Enes Bozzi.

Survived by his wife of 50 years, Eliana DeFrancesch, his three children, Fred, Paul and Dean and five grandchildren, Taylor, Kaylin, Samantha, Benjamin and Miles.  Also survived by his three siblings, Robert, Thomas and Lisa; nieces and nephews, Damian, Rene, Dana, Kristina, Alexandra and Jonathan; and great nieces and nephews, Emilia, Juliana, Owen and Colette.

Fred received his law degree from Loyola University and his doctorate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  He was a professor at Loyola University and LSU.  He served the Parish of St. John the Baptist with his whole heart and soul for 50 years.  He loved to help people and had the gift of gab.  He never judged anyone, but was happy to advise those that asked for his advice.  He always answered his phone and talked to his clients. The Gospel according to Fred: “Life’s not fair”, “Being right means nothing”, “I can’t answer all of your questions” and “I can’t do something for you yesterday”.  He was a person that once you met him, you never could forget him.

For the last seven years, Fred bravely battled Parkinson’s Disease, and now, Elvis (Fred) has left the building.

Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hubert Catholic Church in Garyville, Louisiana.

Arrangements by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please visit