Frank A. Bordonaro

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Please join us Friday, Jan 30, 2015 in celebration of him at TJ's Tavern from 5 to 7 PM. This date would have marked Frank and Terry's 33rd Wedding Anniversary.

Frank was born June 14, 1935 and passed away peacefully at his home in Willis, TX on Nov 29, 2014, at age 79, with his wife at his bed side. An honest and hard-working man, loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather, he is truly, truly missed. He lived his last six years with a stroke that took his left side and his dignity but today he is standing proud and fully restored, walking with Jesus.

A native of Beaumont, Frank moved here from Houston in 1976 where he acquired Leroy's BBQ and the Willis Meat Market, in 1982, along with his wife, they opened TJ's Tavern. TJ's Country and FABCO Auto Sales were two other ventures along the way. Prior to moving here, Frank worked as an insurance salesman until he got into the grocery business where he worked all over Beaumont, Galveston, Houston and Nassau Bay, starting from the bottom working his way up to managing his own stores. An ad in the newspaper brought him to Willis, 'he moved here to get away from the hectic big city lifestyle and bought the meat market because there was a swing on the front porch'. He had a great wit and sense of humor, loved to play pranks and joke around. He was a good man.

He was preceded in death by both parents, mother Adair Chaisson, father Frank J Bordonaro, son Gary Wayne Bordonaro (at age 14), and his son-in-law David Johnson. He is survived by his 'forever' loving wife Terry, daughters Angela Johnson, Joanna (Shelly) Martin and husband Michael, grandchildren Corey and Leah Johnson, Johnathan Smith and Estin and Dylan Martin. Frank also has an estranged daughter, Cheryl Jackson, and son Kevin Bordonaro along with four grandchildren, all in the Beaumont area, this estrangement ranked number two in his life sorrows, second only to the death of his 1st born son.

Dress is casual, food and refreshments will be served. Your stories, memories and photos welcome, hope you will share them with us in celebrating Frank's life.

Published on from Jan. 28 to Feb. 10, 2015