Frank (Francesco) Civitano Nov. 8, 1907 – Nov. 23, 1982

As we enter the holiday season and offer up a prayer on this 2017 Thanksgiving Day…I wanted to take a few moments to remember and honor my grandfather – Frank Civitano. Life truly is so short and memories so precious…..my memories are within the smiles and photo’s of the past…with out them I would not know him. I never met my grandfather since he passed before I found my birth family. However as I said, through the wonderful photo’s and stories that have been shared with me, as my research reveals and uncovers so many stories and other wonderful information…I have come to a place of really feeling like he truly touched my life in a very real and personal way. Today, the anniversary of his passing, falls on Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for Frank and all my Civitano family that have entered my life with thankfulness that I am a part of their lives.

Frank with his father Vincenzo 

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Passport photo returning to New York from Italy 

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Frank with his sister Julia 

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Frank’s wedding day with his beautiful bride Catherine Langellotti                                          14 Sept. 1929 

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With their first child my Aunt Coletta 

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My father Vincent has joined the family 

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The Iceman ~ Frank Civitano 

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I am really not sure of the occasion – their 25th wedding anniversary possibly

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The whole family: Coletta, Frank, Joe, Catherine & Vincent 

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Frank with his sister Julia 

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Frank is played to rest at Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Shrine of Memories, Westchester, New York.

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In loving memory of my grandfather Francesco Civitano

 

15 thoughts on “Frank (Francesco) Civitano Nov. 8, 1907 – Nov. 23, 1982

  1. What a handsome man—from childhood through adulthood. I am sorry you never met him, but how fortunate you are to have these photos and to know his story. Your research is wonderful, Sharon, and I know how much it enriches your life. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to Uncle Frank!! I’m thankful for you!!

    On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 10:57 AM Branches On Our Civitano Tree wrote:

    > nwpaintedlady posted: “As we enter the holiday season and offer up a > prayer on this 2017 Thanksgiving Day…I wanted to take a few moments to > remember and honor my grandfather – Frank Civitano. Life truly is so short > and memories so precious…..my memories are within the smile” >

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