Age 97 Life Long St. Paul Resident Passed away on October 29, 2013. WWII Army
Veteran. Hamm's Brewery Retiree. Frankie was a musician for 50 years. He sang and played the guitar and banjo. Avid fisherman. Member of the Knights of Columbus and Twin Cities Musician's Union, Local 30-73. Preceded in death by wife, Catherine; three siblings, Mary Kelcher, Richard Richie, Carmel Richie; and great-granddaughter, Cortney. Survived by sons, Jack and Dick (Donna) Ricci; grandchildren, Randy, Ross (Tracy), Robin; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Bernice Swanson, Patrick Ricci, Rosemarie (John) Baregi, Albena (Daniel) Donovan, Anna Mae Parker; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Church of Saint Patrick, 1095 Desoto Street, St. Paul. Visitation 2-6 PM Sunday at Mueller Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul and also one hour prior to the Mass at church on Monday. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Special thanks to the staff at the New Harmony Care Center for the exceptional care they gave Frankie. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.