Lena Defelice (1920 - 1996)

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Lena Defelice
1920 - 1996
updated February 06, 2019
Lena Defelice was born on July 12, 1920. She died on October 16, 1996 at 76 years of age. We know that Lena Defelice had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

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Lena Defelice died on October 16, 1996 at 76 years of age. She was born on July 12, 1920. We have no information about Lena's surviving family. We know that Lena Defelice had been residing in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
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In 1920, in the year that Lena Defelice was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1933, by the time she was merely 13 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1972, Lena was 52 years old when on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

In 1982, she was 62 years old when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1996, in the year of Lena Defelice's passing, on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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Vincent Defelice
Dec 25, 1914 - Nov 28, 2000
Warwick, RI
Louis Defelice
Feb 19, 1917 - Dec 16, 2002
Johnston, RI
Michael Defelice
Oct 17, 1924 - November 1982
Bristol, RI
Margaret Defelice
Mar 8, 1909 - May 1998
Warwick, RI
Malvina Defelice
Feb 28, 1884 - March 1979
Johnston, RI
Alan J Defelice
Feb 15, 1970 - Feb 13, 2001
Elodie Defelice
Jun 16, 1900 - October 1981
North Providence, RI
Florence Defelice
Sep 21, 1909 - April 1988
Warwick, RI
Mary C Defelice
Sep 6, 1923 - Jun 20, 2006
Bristol, RI
Joseph C Defelice
Jan 21, 1923 - Sep 15, 1999
Providence, RI
Carmine Defelice
May 3, 1919 - Apr 25, 1995
Bristol, RI
Ralph Defelice
Aug 9, 1924 - Sep 5, 2006
Casselberry, FL
Gloria Defelice
Jul 20, 1923 - Mar 3, 2000
Providence, RI
Mary N Defelice
Apr 8, 1928 - Aug 5, 1999
Bristol, RI
Arthur D Defelice
Dec 30, 1928 - Apr 10, 2006
Cranston, RI
Victor Defelice
Jan 9, 1904 - November 1970
West Haven, CT
Rose Defelice
Apr 17, 1910 - February 1996
New Haven, CT
Agnes Defelice
Jul 9, 1917 - Feb 20, 1990
New Haven, CT
Louis Defelice
Jul 5, 1909 - November 1982
New Haven, CT
Anthony Defelice
Apr 7, 1918 - July 1980
River Rouge, MI

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