Francis A. Graziano

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Frank "Rocky" Graziano, 82, of Montdale, died Friday following a long illness. He was the husband of the late Andrea D. Bobrowski, who died April 26, 2010. They were married for 43 years.

Born in Carbondale on Sept. 13, 1930, son of the late Francis and Josephine Pettinato Graziano, Frank served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. He received the Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, also the National Defense Medal. He retired after 29 years from Chamberlain Corp. Before his illness, Frank worked at Sams Club. He was a member of Corpus Christi Church, Montdale.

He loved to sit on his back porch and play his guitar and sing the old country songs. He enjoyed hunting and making his own sopressata. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are daughters, Carolann and fiancé, David Williams, and son, Johnny, Dickson City; and Maryann Graziano at home; Anne Marie Holifeid and husband, Paul, Georgia; Nancy Marquart and husband, Steve, Florida; and Francy Wall and husband, Reid, Alabama; several grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Joseph Graziano and wife, Melissa; and a grandniece, Alexis, Greenfield; and a sister in-law, Rosalie, Carbondale.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Christine; and a brother, Joseph.

There will be no funeral services.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 2 Hospital St., Carbondale. Interment, private.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 12, 2013
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