Frank P. CICCARELLO (1942 - 2019)

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Service Information
Funeral service
Friday, Jun. 14, 2019
4:00 PM
St. Peter Catholic Church
Spokane, WA
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Obituary

CICCARELLO, Frank P. (Age 76) September 28, 1942 - June 6, 2019 Frank P. Ciccarello, died on June 6, 2019 in Spokane, WA. Frank was husband to Sandra Ciccarello, and father to five daughters and three sons. He was a proud, goofy, loving, generous grandpa to 26 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was born in New York City where he lived with his mother, siblings and grandparents from Sicily. In his adolescence, he spent four years in the Maryknoll Catholic Seminary, until he decided women and rock and roll were too tempting, and thus, spent his twenties as lead guitarist in the band, The Big Four. He met Sandra while working at Boeing in the 1960s, and married her in 1969, who subsequently ended his guitar-rockin' bachelorhood. He spent most his career as court stenographer in Washington and Idaho. The joys of his life were his grandchildren, cooking up a storm, kicking butt in Jeorpardy and reading theology books. As the Godfather of Italian pasta dinners, practical jokes and Jeopardy, his zest for life kept people fed, laughing and forever trying to beat him at Jeopardy. He is preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Leslee, mother Frances and older sister Rosalie. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14th at 4:00pm at St. Peter Catholic Church, Spokane, WA. Pax Cristi.
Published in Spokesman-Review on June 13, 2019
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