CARL JOSEPH FRAPPAOLO
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FRAPPAOLO, Carl "Frapp" Joseph 56, of Jamaica Plain, passed away on March 17, 2013. He was born in Oyster Bay, NY on March 27, 1956 to the late Theresa (Villani) and Genari (Charlie) Frappaolo. His childhood was spent in the cherished company of his large, loving Italian-American family. Carl graduated from SUNY University at Buffalo in 1978 where he met and later wed his wife Ann Finnerty; they have been married for 25 years. Carl was widely recognized as an industry thought leader on knowledge management. Carl founded three companies including Delphi Group and Information Architected. As a consultant, he developed the knowledge management strategies for many organizations around the world in both the public and private sector. At the time of his death, Carl was the Director of Knowledge Management at FSG Social Impact Consultants in Boston. Carl is survived by his loving wife Ann Finnerty, his beloved daughters Anna and Teresa Frappaolo of Jamaica Plain, MA; his brother Robert Frappaolo and sister-in-law Alice Norman of Indian Hills, CO; his sister Colette Frappaolo and partner Laura Taaffe of Staten Island, NY; his nieces Nicole, Laura and Genna Frappaolo of CO, many beloved cousins, extended family members and countless friends of all ages. All who knew Carl have laughed harder, sung louder, danced more wildly, and cheered and clapped more fervently in his presence. He was generous, thoughtful and fun - this was evident at his holiday feasts, through his love of travel and any time spent with family and friends on Bear Camp Pond in Sandwich, NH. Above all else, Carl treasured parenthood and family-life - he was the consummate father of Anna and Teresa and a devoted husband to Ann. Life with Carl was passionate in all ways - he will be deeply and widely missed. Funeral Mass Thursday March 21st in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 28 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, at 2 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carl's memory may be made to The Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3495. For directions and guest book please visit www.lehmanreen.com Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home Brighton 617 782 1000


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Published in Boston Globe from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2013.
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April 9, 2013
I remember Frappy from high school. He was a warm and gentle soul, so very sorry for your loss.
Maureen Scott-Taylor
March 30, 2013
Carl's passing has come much too soon. His vitality, passion and joy will be sorely missed at FSG, and I'm sure in many, many other circles of family and friends. I send my deepest condolences to his family.
Ellen Martin
March 26, 2013
My hearfelt condolences go to Carl's wife and daughters. Family meant everything to him and I know you were the center of his life. I grew up with Carl in Oyster Bay and because we went to college not far from each other, saw him often during those years. Some of my most enduring (and hilarious) memories include Carl and his larger than life personality. My thoughts are with you - Carl will be sorely missed.
Jackie Monfort
March 25, 2013
Ann, Anna and Theresa: We were very sorry to hear about Carl. He was the center of any group. He will be missed.
Fred and Joanne Phillips
March 22, 2013
I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. Watching our daughters play soccer was always much more fun if Carl was there. He was a joy to be around, letting his love of his girls shine brightly. My heart goes out to Ann, Anna and Teresa.
Hillary Goodridge
March 22, 2013
We have lost a dear friend he will be missed by all. Ann, you and the girls are my prayers as you try to find your way through this God Bless Vicky (mac) Crossen love to all of you
vicky crossen
March 22, 2013
Ann
We are very sad to learn of Carl's passing and extend our sincere condolences.
Laura Foote and the CAP team
March 22, 2013
I am shocked and saddened by the loss of "Frappie". Although I haven't seen him in a few years, his laugh and voice stays with me from the times we shared. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He will be missed.
Bill Weimar
March 21, 2013
Our entire company has been mourning the sudden loss of Carl. He was our #1 critic and our #1 fan. He always pushed our company to be better. He was so much fun to talk with and everyone that he interacted with absolutely loved and respected him. Carl will be deeply missed by our entire Company (Central Desktop). We can still hear him laughing. Carl became more than a customer...he became an advisor, a mentor and a friend to many of us. What a great man.
Isaac Garcia
March 21, 2013
Teresa, I am so sorry that your Dad passed. I did not know him, but Bria said he was a terrific Dad.
With all my sympathy, Ellen Fredericks
March 21, 2013
We were shocked and saddened to hear that Frapp has passed away. He was truly a vibrant person and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ann, Anna, Theresa and family.
Patti Bohling
March 21, 2013
bobbby and collette,,so sorry about your great brother,what a sense of humor he had must have been in the genes,thank god he is in good old oyster bay heaven with your mom and dad
barbara@chris parlante
March 21, 2013
dear bobby collette,i am so sorry for your loss,he'll be happy to see your mom and dad in that old oyster bay in the sky..chris and barbara parlante(owens)
March 21, 2013
My condolences to Carl's family. I had the pleasure of knowing (and, of course, laughing with) Carl during our childhood in Oyster Bay. You will be in my prayers...
Todd Bonanza
March 20, 2013
We miss Carl dearly at FSG. A constant source of energy and good cheer, Carl's legacy and passion will remain in our hearts.
Justin Bakule
March 20, 2013
"Light a candle to start a new day. Let it be like a prayer....".

My prayer is for the grace to remember that Frapp has his arms wrapped around his family every day and will watch over them forever.
Maria Fredericks
March 20, 2013
Carl, you are so missed by everyone at FSG. I will always remember the passion and life you carried with you everyday, and how your presence made our days more fun. The world has lost an incredible person, but we are all better people for having known you. Thank you for everything.
Lauren Collinson
March 20, 2013
I am sorry to hear of Carl's passing.. We played on Park Avenue as kids..He will bring a spark to Heaven..
Mary Ann Minicozzi
March 20, 2013
Our thoughts are with you during these difficult days. May Carl rest in peace.
Caprigno Family
March 20, 2013
Little Frap- may you rest in Peace....My prayers are for your family at this difficult time ..may their memories carry them through
March 20, 2013
I can still see the sparkle in his eye, hear the genuineness of his laugh and feel his zest for living. What a wonderful man! He will be missed. My family is saddened by his loss and feel lucky to have known him.
Nina Berger
March 20, 2013
Ann, Anna and Teresa, I am so sad about Frapp's passing. He was such a kind and thoughtful person and I looked forward to all the times I would bump into him and to receiving his lovely Christmas card every year. I am heartbroken as I know you all must be. I send you all so much love. My mom always likes to tell me, love never dies. And his will be around you all forever. With my deepest sympathies.
Emily Morris
March 20, 2013
You were great fun in high school; admired by all. You will always be cherished by all!
Virginia Elkins( Millner)
March 20, 2013
Ann, Teresa and Anna, Our family was so sad to hear of the loss of your husband and father. I know he meant the world to you and we hope your memories of your time with him give you some comfort during this time. Much love, Dee Dee, Geoff, Molly, Caroline and Madeleine Johnson
March 20, 2013
Class of 74 OBHS. Lost a good guy .... Bless you and family
Joan Abbate ( Ormand )
March 20, 2013
Peace and Love to Family and Friends.......
Thomas Kearney
March 20, 2013
Carl lit up a lot of lives....including mine. He will be missed !
Thomas Kearney
March 20, 2013
Frapp you were a great friend and you will never be forgotten. May your family find peace and strength in the knowledge that you were well loved.

Paul Cohen
Baltimore, MD
March 20, 2013
We all remember "Frapp" as a gentle soul with a fabulous smile. Everyone that knew and met Carl were the lucky ones. Ann, Anna and Teresa are in our prayers. Rest in peace "Frapp". Love, Sharon, Bill and Cindy
March 20, 2013
What a warm sincere man. Easy smile, easy laugh. Just a good man all the way through. I hope A, A and T can find peace in knowing that they had him as long as they did-such a gift from God.
Kevin Wythe
March 20, 2013
Frapp's daughter Anna was my son's first friend, when they were infants. I remember laughing with Ann once about how our husbands each believed that his baby was truly extraordinary, in cuteness and intelligence. Yes, of course all parents think that, the dads acknowledged. But in their case it was objective. Frapp always felt his girls were extra special, and as it turns out, he was right.
It's unfathomable that such a bright light extinguished so young. But Frapp packed it in, the living and loving, and all our lives have been brightened plenty by knowing him. My favorite memories are of laughing at an irreverent comment or a funny insight he told with a twinkle in his eye.
The loss Frapp's family is bearing is as immense as their luck in having had him as their husband, dad, brother, cousin, uncle. My family holds you all in our hearts.
Anne Ghitman
March 20, 2013
It was always so nice and happy to see Carl and family throughout our years at Mt. Alvernia Academy, Boston Latin School and Saint Ignatius of Loyola Church. Our deepest condolences. Joseph, Gloria, Stephanie, JoJo and Gabriela Rufo, Brighton, MA
Gloria Rufo
March 20, 2013
Carl will be deeply missed, and we all will strive to embody his passion and tremendous spirit everyday.
Rajni Chandrasekhar
March 20, 2013
I got to know Carl only recently through our work on knowledge management. It is a testament to his vital, inquisitive, intelligent and open personality that within a short time of knowing him, I grew to like him and appreciate his sharp and creative mind. We even discovered a shared love for cooking and food. I wish I had more time to know Carl. My deepest condolences to the family in this very difficult time.
Shy Alter
March 20, 2013
I always felt as if Frapp were a member of my extended family. He brought light and love and laughter to all of us. I love you A, A and T!
Debka Colson
March 20, 2013
The Chambers Family remembers Carl most fondly and will keep the entire family in our prayers. Ann, Anna and Teresa, our thoughts are with you.

Meyer Chambers
Meyer Chambers
March 19, 2013
To Carl's family I send my deepest condolences. Carl was a long time friend both professionally and with his works with AIIM International and most importantly as a past President of our local AIIM Chapter here in New England. A friend that will be missed along with the deep knowledge and educational depth he gave to many throughout our industry. My prayers go with easch of you.

Ed LoTurco
Lexington, MA
AIIM Fellow
Ed LoTurco
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