Joseph F. DellaBitta

Joseph F. DellaBitta

10/11/21 - 8/18/13

Frank DellaBitta, 91, formerly of Bokeelia, Florida, was born in Southington, Connecticut to Louis and Angelina DellaBitta on Oct. 11, 1921. A veteran of World War II, Frank was in the Coast Guard stationed in Boca Grande, Fla where he met Kay, the love of his life. Frank and Kay were married 62 years before her death in 2008. Frank traveled extensively - Mexico, Alaska, Italy (to visit relatives), Japan and the Caribbean to name a few places and always enjoyed life to the fullest. Frank enjoyed visiting with friends, hunting, fishing, casino gambling, square dancing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He operated Frank's Fish Camp in south Florida for over 25 years. He and Kay relocated to Central Louisiana in June 2000 to be closer to family.

After Kay's death, Frank continued to enjoy the active lifestyle at England Oaks for several years. Recently he lived at Hilltop Nursing Home in Pineville. He enjoyed sharing his meals and coffee breaks with Roy and Ollie, (Thanks to you both for taking him under your wing!). A special thanks to the Hilltop staff - they are very compassionate and dedicated to all in their care. A heartfelt word of gratitude to staff members, Brenda Ross, Donna Cole and LaKeisha Reid - their love and care made his last years more pleasant. Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Katherine("Kay"), his parents Angelina and Louis DellaBitta, 6 brothers and 1 sister. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters; Sharon Terrell and husband Paul of Pineville, Linda Sledge and husband Webb of Gadsden, Alabama. Grandchildren: Maria Terrell of Pineville and Michael Terrell of Ball; Great grandchildren Cody and Christa Sillavan of Bokeelia, Florida and Skylar Terrell of Henderson, Texas.

The family will welcome friends at Griffin Funeral Home, 3994 Monroe Highway in Ball from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM on Wednesday August 28, 2013. Memorial service starting at 3:00 PM.

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Published in The Town Talk from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013