December 6, 2023

Funeral Service For Fallen Seekonk Police Officer


A funeral service for Seekonk Patrolwoman Kourtny DeForitis is set for 11 am Monday at O'Keefe-Wade Funeral Home in Taunton. According to her obituary, Burial will immediate follow into the Cedar Knoll Cemetery lot where DeForitis will take her final resting place next to her father, who was also a police officer. A celebration of life will immediately follow the burial at the Lafayette Club in Taunton.

A wake for DeForitis will be held Sunday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home, which is located at 70 Washington St.

DeForitis died following a motorcycle accident in Somerset on September 9. DeForitis, a Taunton resident, was 28 years old.  

The obituary also states: “She was able to fulfill her dream of becoming a police officer and earned her badge in Seekonk in 2021. Kourtny loved camping in Maine, and spending time at places like Papoose Pond with her friends and family. She will be remembered for her vibrant energy and dedication to others, with an infectious laugh to draw them in. Kourtny leaves her brother Brandon DeForitis, and step father John Depina from East Taunton. She is also survived by her aunt Karolyn (Swisher) Parsons and her husband Garrett Parsons from Beverly, as well as her little cousins Xavier Parsons, Deacon Parsons, and Eli Parsons whom she loved dearly. She also leaves her uncle William Tremblay and his wife Cheryl Tremblay from Maine, as well as her cousin Joe Tremblay who was like an older brother to her. Kourtny also leaves behind many friends that will miss her dearly.”

Officers from the East Providence Police Department offered their condolences and placed flowers around DeForitis’ cruiser parked on Taunton Avenue Sunday.


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