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Frank F. Vecchiarelli

November 16, 1928 ~ October 28, 2018 (age 89)

East Longmeadow – Frank F. Vecchiarelli, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle died just shy of his 90th birthday in the loving arms of his family at his home. Frank was the son of Italian immigrants born November 16, 1928 in Springfield to the late Pasquale and Angelica (Pallota) Vecchiarelli. Frank graduated in 1945 from Springfield Trade School and enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served for 13 years in the reserves attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He became a successful business man, founder and owner of Frank’s Auto Service in East Longmeadow beginning in 1962 until his passing. A devout Catholic, Frank was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Church. He was a Knight of Columbus and a member of the Italian American Veterans’ Club. He loved to golf and was an avid Red Sox and Patriot fan. Above all Frank was a wonderful family man who was quick with a smile, patient and soft spoken. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, his wife of 66 years, Evelyn (Morin) Vecchiarelli; his daughters, Patty Aleks and her husband Charley of East Longmeadow, Tina Dumond and her husband Stan of Edgewater, FL, and Linda Corish and her husband Michael of Monson. He was “Pop” to his treasured grandchildren, Kathy and her husband Joe, Alyssa and her husband Joe, John and Meghan. His cherished great-grandchildren, Briana, Kristina, Aubree, Noelle and Remy will miss their “Poppa”. He also leaves his sister, Philomena Miller of East Longmeadow; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by his brothers, Angelo, Anthony, and Carmino Vecchiarelli; and his sisters, Rose Rinaldi and Elizabeth DiBella. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, November 3rd from 9-11AM at Forastiere Smith Funeral and Cremation, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow followed by a funeral procession to St. Paul the Apostle Church for a funeral Mass at 12PM. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. For more information or to leave a condolence for the family please visit: www.forastiere.com.

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