In Memoriam


Charles Donald Desfosse

Charles Donald Desfosse, 75, passed away on Dec. 28, 2010. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Layton's Home For Funerals, 250 Lacey Rd., Forked River, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the Church of Saint Pius X, Forked River, N.J. Burial will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Stafford Township. 

Affectionately known as Charlie by friends and family, Mr. Desfosse grew up in Jersey City, N.J., and later lived in Ridgefield Park, N.J., before retiring to Cape Coral, Fla., in 1993. He served for two years in the Armed Services as a military police officer with the Army, spending some of that time in Germany.

Charlie was employed by Western Electric in Kearny, N.J., for seven years before becoming a police officer for the Port Authority of N.Y./N.J. in 1962. He retired a sergeant with the Port Authority in 1993.

He enjoyed sports, hunting, and fishing, and was an expert marksman. Charlie is survived by sons, Donald Desfosse, Richard Desfosse and Charles Desfosse; daughters, Joyce Desfosse-McGregor, Dawn Ann Desfosse-Applegate and Karin Gesell-Miller; grandchildren, Raymond Desfosse, Stacy Desfosse-Mims, Charles Desfosse, Donald DJ Desfosse, Taylor Applegate, Kimberly Desfosse, Josh Miller and Alicia Miller; great-grandchildren, Heather Desfosse, Johnee Mims, Sottee Mims and Joshua Desfosse, and his former wife, Agnes Joyce Cash-Desfosse.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Please make checks payable the Port Authority PBA Widow's and Children's Fund and include Charles Desfosse on the memo line. Mail your donations to Port Authority PBA, 611 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632.

Published in Star-Ledger on January 6, 2010

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