AUBURN | Frank J. Ferraraccio, 72 of Standart Ave., Auburn passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, July 4, 2013 at the Matthew House.
He was born in Auburn on May 15, 1941, the son of Josephine Morabito Ferraraccio and the late Frank J. Ferraraccio Sr. and had been a life resident. Frank was a very devout Catholic and long-time communicant of St. Mary’s Church. Frank said several prayers for numerous people and it didn’t even matter if he never met the person before. Prior to his retirement in 1995, Frank had been employed as a corrections officer for more than 30 years at Auburn Correctional Facility. Upon retirement, Frank continued to work and help out with deliveries for many years at the former McEvoy’s Florist and more recently for his daughter Michele at The Flower Shop.
He enjoyed golfing and was a current member of the Dutch Hollow Golf Course where he was involved in the Knights of Columbus and the Kenny King men’s league. Frank was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan and long-time softball player. Frank enjoyed his morning coffee with his friends at Wegman’s. He was a member of the K of C Council 207. Frank enjoyed most, the times spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Cervo Ferraraccio, with whom he just recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22nd; their children, son Michael Ferraraccio, of Louisville, Ken.; three daughters, Michele DeAnthony, of Auburn, Kristin (Kevin) Bassett, of Phelps, Jennifer (David) Pisano, of Victor; his mother, Josephine Ferraraccio, of Auburn; two sisters-in-law, Carole (Jim) Tripiciano, of Auburn, Bonnie Heil, of Rochester; six grandchildren, Emma and Olivia Bauso, Rachel and Gavin Bassett, Nicholas and Allie Pisano; a great-grandchild, Julian Bauso Sedlak; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, cousins and many very close and dear friends.
In addition to his father, Frank was predeceased by his twin brother, Joseph; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ida and Michael Cervo; and very close friend, Paul Sciria.
Friends and relatives are invited to join the family Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church for Frank’s Mass of Christian burial with the pastor, the Rev. Frank Lioi as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours are today (Sunday) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thankfulness for the excellent care Frank received during his illness. Especially to Dr. White, Dr. Vounas, Rich Pinckney from RX City Pharmacy, his nurse Amy Green as well as many others too numerous to mention. The care and compassion shown to Frank at his home and at the Matthew House was very comforting and helped lessen the pain of losing someone that you loved so much.
Contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to either Matthew House, 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY 13021 or to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.