Frank Verdone, age 86, passed away in the Norwood Hospital, Massachusetts on May 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Naples, Italy on July 18, 1932 he was the son of the late Arturo and Anna (Cappiello) Verdone. He was the last of his family to come to United States which he did in 1952 through Ellis Island to live in Dedham with his mother and sisters. He was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War from 1955 to 1957.
Frank was married to his wife Winifred Curtis on April 5, 1958 in the Dedham Town Hall. They started a family and ten years later, in 1968, they moved to Walpole to raise their children. Frank was a hardworking man; not only did he work for R.A. Kline as a machinist, alongside of his sons for some years, until his retirement in 2004, he always had other part-time jobs to support his family. As busy as he was, Frank always had time for the New England Patriots. He and his family were season ticket holders for thirty years and he was passionate fan from the Plunkett to the Brady days.
Beloved husband of the late Winifred N. (Curtis) Verdone.
Cherished father of Arthur Verdone and his fiancé Sherry Murray of Whitinsville, Linda Sanchez and her husband Felix of Berkley, Frank Verdone and his wife Robin of Attleborough, Patricia Catlow and her husband Pieter of Stamford, CT, Paul Verdone of Franklin, grandfather of Jason, Matthew, Meaghan, Kelly, Paul Jr., Nathaniel and Zackery. Great-grandfather of Trevor, Corey and Natanya, brother of the late Sandra DiMarino and Andrianna Evangelista. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Frank’s Life Celebration on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole MA. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in the Needham Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
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