Frank Branciforte was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. Frank was known as a gentle giant, a man of few words but great acts, and his big heart suddenly gave out on Sunday, January 30th at his home in Forest Hills, NY.
Frank was born in The Bronx to Mario and Mary (Castellano) on August 17, 1947. He graduated from Mount St. Michael Academy in 1965 and joined the Navy during the Vietnam War, for which he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal. Upon discharge, he followed in his father’s footsteps, opened his own steamfitting business, and enjoyed a long passionate career as a licensed plumber.
Generous to a fault, Frank will be remembered as the anchor of his family, a position he held with great pride, unwavering patience, and his own brand of offbeat humor. He savored Gibsons on the rocks, long loud meals, a winning Solitaire streak, and a juicy piece of useless information.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother, his father, and his sister Rosina. He leaves behind his loving wife Dee, his children Michelle (Dan) Harden, Joseph (Elena) Branciforte and Gia (Beth) Branciforte; his grandchildren Griffin, Frankie, Elena and Maria, his sister Marianne (Barry) White, brother Michael (Bonni) Branciforte, brother-in-law Artie Perez, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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