Frank Louis Ford, 43, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Fort Pierce Fla.
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He was born in Westerly, R.I., on Aug. 4, 1969. Mr. Ford was the son of Susan (Brunner) Gaccione, of Westerly, and the late Pasquale Gaccione, and Helen (Testa) Ford, of Providence, R.I., and the late Calvin Ford Junior.
Frank is survived by his spouse, Deana (Danley) Ford, and sons Cody and Noah, of Cornelius, N.C. He was also the father of Kayla (Ford) Elston (Jarrod), of Seale, Ala. Also surviving Frank are his siblings, Pasquale Gaccione (Jean), of Alamogordo, N.M., Calvin G. Ford III, of Ft Pierce Fla., Albert A. Gaccione, of Westerly, R.I., Elizabeth (Ford) Raffo (Michael), of Lincolnton, N.C., Susan Jeschke (Karl), of Providence, R.I., Karen Kittell (Eric), of Providence, R.I., and George Corrente Jr. (Susan), of Providence, R.I. He was predeceased by an infant sister, Charlotte O. Ford, and by an infant son, Kyle J. Ford.
Through the years, Frank has been self-employed. He was the owner-operator of the former Gotcha Covered Flooring Installations, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Frank was also a Little League and football coach for the Port St Lucie, Fla., Athletic Association.
Frank was known for his kindness, helpfulness, pranks and wicked sense of humor. A lasting memorial for Frank was organ donation. Some of his bones will help cancer patients, eyes will bring sight to two people and tissue samples will be used for research in heart disease and diabetes.
A memorial service was held September 29, 2012, in Port St Lucie, FL. A gathering of family and friends in Frank's memory will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012, 1 p.m., at The Carriage House at the Babcock - Smith House Museum on Granite St., Westerly. Contributions to Frank's children's educational fund can be brought to the memorial gathering.
For online condolences, please go to www.rushlowiacoifuneralhome.com
Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory
64 Friendship St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2012