Frank Joseph Mingarelli , 83, of Houston, Texas, passed away April 27, 2014. He was born on October 9, 1930 in Endicott, New York. After graduating high school at Endicott North in 1948, Frank spent four years in the U.S. Army. Frank enjoyed listening to music, watching the Friday night fights, and most of all spending time with his family. Frank was best known for his wonderful personality, his passion for history, and his skills in the kitchen. Frank's dream came true in 1986 when he opened Mingarelli's Italian Restaurant.
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Frank is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine of 36 years. He is survived by his children and their spouses: Ross and Kimberly, Thomas and Barbara, John and Robin, Annette and David, and Julie and David. Frank is also survived by his grandchildren: Michelle, Nicholas, Vincent, Dalton, Matthew, Madison, Nicole, Isabella, Danielle, Ross and Cara; and his great-grandson Hudson; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014, with a rosary being prayed at 7:00pm at Niday Funeral Home - Beamer Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Pearland. Rite of Committal will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Apr. 29, 2014
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