Mattoni, Frank Robert|
Frank Robert Mattoni passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Philippines. He was born in Mt. Kisco to Patricia Murphy Adams and the late Frank James Mattoni.
Born in 1966, Frank was raised in Mt. Kisco and graduated from Fox Lane High School. During those years, Frank developed his mechanical ability by working on bikes, cars, and anything that could be taken apart. Shortly thereafter, Frank moved to New York City, combining his sales and artistic endeavors. Frank enjoyed ice hockey, motorcycling, the arts and photography. His laughter, smile, and personality were evident to all who knew him as he lived life to the fullest. In his final months, Frank was travelling in an effort to legally establish his rights as father to his beloved Kayla.
Frank is survived by his mother Patricia Murphy Adams, his step-father Gerald Adams, brother Christopher Mattoni (Angelika), half-sister Leah Reeves (Brent), half-brother James Mattoni, step-brother Howard Adams, and step-sister Melissa Adams (Jason). He is also survived by his adored nieces and nephews (Alex, Isabella, Violet, Alexander, Pierce, Riley, and Delaney), along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifelong friends. Frank was predeceased by his father, his grandparents, Cousin Darcy Van Akin and Uncle Robert Murphy.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday 4-8PM at the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home 288 East Main St, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 (914) 666-4840 www.cassidyflynnfuneralhome.com. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Frank's name to the Coalition of Fathers and Families NY, Inc. www.fafny.org a charity focused on parental rights issues.
Published in the The Journal News on July 17, 2014