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Frank Rofino


1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Frank Rofino Obituary
Frank Papa Rofino, 85, of Franklin, passed away on March 29th, 2016 surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Claire M. (Dangelo) Rofino, the love of his life, with whom he would have celebrated 62 years of marriage this May. Born in Milford on September 6th, 1930, the son of the late Joseph and Grace (Grillo) Rofino, Frank was a lifelong Franklin resident. A mason, Frank worked for many years out of Local 7. Following his retirement, he operated his own masonry business in the Franklin area. His hard work provided his five daughters the opportunity to pursue professional education. Franks family was his life; his proudest moments centered on the time he spent with them. Frank enjoyed frequent family excursions to Disneyworld and Cape Cod; he took great pleasure in watching his childrens and grandchildrens many accomplishments. When not with his family, he could be found having coffee with his friends at the local McDonalds. He proudly served as a paratrooper during the Korean War with the Armys All-American 82nd Airborne Division. In addition to family and country, Franks faith remained with him throughout his life | providing him the foundation for how he lived his life. In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his children: Karen Rofino-Adams and her husband Gary of Shrewsbury; Susan Jackson and her husband Alan of Shrewsbury; Kimberly Rofino |Badeau of Bellingham; Kellyann Rofino Helle of Bellingham; and Angela Gordon and her husband Matt of Franklin. He also leaves his seven grandchildren: Frank, Ashley, Stephanie, Anthony, Luciano, Victoria Rose, and Nicholas. His funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, April 2 in St. Marys Church, Franklin at 10:00 AM. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Calling hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the of Massachusetts, State House Room 546, Boston, MA 02133. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www. ginleyfuneralhomes.com).
Published in The Country Gazette from Mar. 31 to Apr. 15, 2016
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