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Francis J. "Frank" Carini

West Long Branch - Francis J. "Frank" Carini, 87 of West Long Branch died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Atria in Tinton Falls. Born in Manhattan, NY to the late Paul and Desolina Carini, he was one of three brothers raised on the lower eastside with his brothers Louis and Raymond, both preceding him in death. In 1948 Frank received his professional boxing license, which then, the fee was $15. He pursued his boxing career fighting in two divisions, welter weight and light weight. Frank propelled his boxing career to the Golden Gloves with his most historic fight venue being at Madison Square Garden in 1949. After his boxing career he joined the Mason Tenders Local 23 in New York City and retired in 1992.

Frank met and married his childhood sweetheart Marie Cardanchise who was also from the Little Italy section of New York City. They married on June 7, 1952 and moved into an apartment on Grand Street in Little Italy where they had lived before moving in 1963 to Matawan to raise their family. After retirement he and Marie moved to the Anchorage in Long Branch in 1997.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Marie Carini; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Marie Carini; his daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Michael Musto; several nieces, Regina, his Godchild, Paulette, Debbie, Noreen and Maryliz, his nephews, Louis and Raymond, and sister in law Daisy Carini, and their families who currently reside in New York, New Jersey areas.

All services will be held privately. Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch is in charge of the arrangements. Letters of condolence may be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 11, 2018
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