Francis W. Aiello

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Francis W. "Frank" Aiello Francis W. "Frank" Aiello, age 86, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2006 in Austin, Texas. He was born on September 1, 1920 in New York City to Mary and James Aiello. His first 10 years were spent in Little Italy going to school at PS 85, playing stick ball in the streets, and having fun playing in the water when the fire hydrants were turned on. Frank's family moved to Poughkeepsie, NY, where he excelled in school, football and baseball. He received a football scholarship to the University of Arizona where he played quarterback. In 1942, he began his three and half years in the Army Air Corps as a radio operator gunner and as a football player for the Third Air Force Gremlins. In between football seasons he was a physical trainer. Frank enjoyed traveling, especially his many trips to Europe. Later in life, cruising became his favorite way to travel. A fan of crossword puzzles, he couldn't start the day without one. Frank's passion for cooking brought his family and friends together to share many good times. His sense of humor brought laughter to family and friends. He was preceded by his first wife of 29 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Aiello, his second wife of 30 years, Cheryl Aiello and great-grandson, Riley D. Wolfe. He is survived by all five of his loving children, Carol Wolfe and husband David, James Aiello, Retired Lt. Commander Lawrence S. Aiello and wife Roxanne, Christine Crownover and husband John and Richard A. Aiello and wife Dawn; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his loving brother, Salvatore Laudone of Poughkeepsie, NY; and many, many wonderful friends. The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas with a rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 2, 2006 in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home with Father Danny Garcia officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

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Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home
2900 Williams Drive Georgetown, TX 78628
(512) 863-2564

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 1, 2006