- July 1, 1929 - December 1, 2016
- Needham, Massachusetts
of Frank's Passing
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“Ellie and Tony... So sorry for your loss. Toe dad, Ellie, was such a nice man. In time those memories will give you peace more and more as time goes...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jeri Jarvis - Wellesley - Family
“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this very difficult time-
2 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Wong - Newton, MA
“Our deepest condolences to the Ficcardi "kids". Barbara and Frank were so wonderful when my parents moved into The Falls and were lucky enough to be...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Diane (Richardson) Blair - MA
“So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad...a true gentleman ....he's smile and kindness will always be remembered!
4 of 17 | Posted by: Cassie Murphy - Dedham, MA
“Dear Jeanne, Ellie, Mary and Frank:I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. We worked together for quite a few years on the fire...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Buckley - Port Charlotte, FL
“Frank was a beautiful person. I'll never forget the laughs we shared during the times we were together. Whenever I think of Cape Cod I think of the...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Joe Gentilozzi - Lansing, MI
“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
7 of 17 | Posted by: Colleen O'Connell - Wrentham, MA
“To Mary and the Ficcardi family, our condolences to all on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
8 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Sheehan - Forestdale, MA
“To the Ficcardi Family, We were sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. All of you will be remembered in our prayers.
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bob and Carol Giumetti - needham, MA
“Jeanne, Ellie, Mary, and frank,Your dad was a very loving and caring man. Although I didn't know him long, He always stopped by to say Hi. and grab...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Jones - Newton, MA
“Frank will always be remembered by us as a kind man...a true gentleman. His love and loyalty for his wife family knew no bounds. Our deepest...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ranny and Marcia McGee - MA
“Frankie was the only male first cousin from the Gentilozzi side in America. And now, all my first cousins are gone, Although we last talked and...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Victor Gentilozzi - clarksburg, WV
“My heart aches for you all. I've known your dad for as long as I can remember, and every memory of him is him smiling and his kindness.Sending love...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Susan MacDonald - Santa Barbara, CA
“So very sorry for your loss, your dad was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.Claire and Billy
14 of 17 | Posted by: Claire O'Neil - Medfield, MA
“Rest in peace Uncle Frankie!
15 of 17 | Posted by: teresa sauro - newton, MA
“I worked with Frank for many years he will be missed. Good memories
16 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie Rizzo - Needham, MA
“Rest In Peace uncle Frank! You will be missed!
17 of 17 | Posted by: Peter Grasso - Needham, MA
Frank Ficcardi passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016. He was 87 years old. Frank was pre-deceased by his cherished wife of 58 years, Barbara (Kay) Ficcardi. He was a loving father to his children; Jeanne M. Ficcardi-Sauro of Mansfield, Elinor F. Jarvis and her husband Anthony of Millis, Mary A. Ficcardi and her wife Christann of Dennis, and Frank N. Ficcardi and his partner Katie Gaudaitis of Medfield. Beloved Papa of Anthony Jarvis and Amanda (Jarvis) Pruner, Catherine and Nicholas Sauro, and Jack and Max Ficcardi. Great Grandfather of Landon Pruner. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Brother to the late Anita Gentile, Dorina Passarini, and Rafaella DeLuca.
Frank was born in Italy to the late Egidio and Lucia Ficcardi. He immigrated to the United States from Italy with his mother when he was nine years old. He attended Newton Trade School. Frank proudly served his country in the Army as part of the 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) during the Korean War and was a Needham Firefighter for 31 years.
Frank enjoyed taking meticulous care of his yard and garden. He loved sharing the fruits and vegetables that he had grown with family, friends, and neighbors. Spending time with his family was the most important thing to him. Frank's kindness and smile will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visiting hours will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave., Needham, on Monday December 5 from 4-8 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A Funeral service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 6 at 11:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Needham VFW. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank's name to the MSPCA. We believe that this will honor his great love of animals. www.mspca.org