May 28, 1951 – March 3, 2022 (age 70)
Frank Ralph Gucciardo, loving father to Frank Joseph, and husband to Chiarina, entered into rest on March 3rd, 2022 at his home in Summerfield, Florida. He was 70 years old.
Frank was born on May 28th, 1951 to the late Frank and Grace Gucciardo (nee Sorbello) at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh NY. He married Chiarina Chiarella on September 10th 1972 and with her, welcomed their son, Frank Joseph in September of 1975. He was employed by the United States Military Academy as a Logistics Manager for 31 years, retiring in 2002.
Frank was an avid outdoorsman from a young age, fishing and hunting at every opportunity and relishing in the days when his son, friends, and later on, his grandchildren could join him. He was an outstanding cook as well, and a talented artist, who spent many of his retired years painting and sketching. He was proudest to be “Poppy” to his grandchildren, Frankie and Gianna, and loved them with all of his heart.
Frank is survived by his wife Chiarina, his son Frank, his Daughter-in-law Anne Marie, and grandchildren Frankie and Gianna, older brother Peter and wife Diane, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends, all of whom will miss his keen wit, his gift for gab, and his outgoing and loving nature.
Services will be held April 9th at Brooks Funeral Home from 11am to 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.