Peter N. Deffaa

Goshen /
| 17 Jan 2023 | 09:32

Peter N. Deffaa, 72, of Goshen, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 18. 2022.

Peter Nightingale Deffaa was the son of the Eugene and Nancy Deffaa of Blooming Grove.

Pete was a Licensed Security Guard, drummer, and a huge animal advocate. His life was devoted to rescuing homeless animals and helping people in need. He had such a big heart that he would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it. Pete rescued hundreds of animals throughout his lifetime-dogs, cats, goats, geese, iquanas, birds, oh and a Buffalo.

His specialty was turtles.

Pete also loved trains; he had a large layout of trains and a miniature village he would work on year round. When cousin Donna came over she would move one of the more than 500 pieces of miniatures on the table and Pete knew immediately which one was moved as he knew where ever piece was placed.

At Halloween kids were more interested in seeing Pete’s huge layout of trains that they would forget the candy.

He is survived by his best friend, soulmate and wife of 30 years, Lori Strong, and their fur-babies. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Fur-Get Me Not Animal Rescue, 348 County Route 56, New Hampton, NY 10958 or Goshen Humane Society, PO Box 37, Goshen , NY 10924.

Arrangements are under Donovan Funeral Home in Goshen and are private.