Charles Louis Frattini
Manchester - Charles Louis Frattini, 92, of Manchester Township, NJ, passed away on August 28, 2021. Charles was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 20, 1928. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1945, serving in China during WWII. After his discharge, he attended Champlain College. He then returned to Brooklyn where he met the love of his life, Mary. He lived in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Damascus (PA), and in 1997 he and his wife moved to Leisure Village West in Manchester (NJ). He worked as an award-winning Photojournalist for the New York Daily News for his entire career. He was elected Trustee for Leisure Village West and was an active volunteer holding leadership positions in several LVW clubs. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. In 2012 and 2016, he successfully ran for Councilman in Manchester Township and proudly served in that position until 2019. He leaves behind his loving wife of 68 years, Mary (Baldini) Frattini; and his four cherished children: Marianne (Ed) Striedl, Ellen (Regina) Frattini, Frank (Teresa) Frattini, and Charles (Emily) Frattini, Jr.; his five grandchildren: Joseph, Theresa (Tony), Suzanne (Dallas), Charles III, and Marc; his seven great-grandchildren: Angela, Anthony, Andrew, Alexander, Adam, Elizabeth, and Ridge; his sister-in-law, Sister Theresa Baldini, M.M.; and his nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Helen (Longabardi) Frattini; his sister, Maria Maddalena; and his sister-in-law, Connie Doyle-Jovais. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Charles Frattini to Sister Theresa Baldini, Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, PO Box 311, Maryknoll, New York, 10545-0311. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 2, 2021 between 4 and 7 p.m. at Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Road, Manchester Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 110 Bray Avenue, North Middletown, NJ. (For those wishing to view the livestreamed Mass online, please visit https://stcathek.org/frattini
for a direct link.) Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Arneytown, NJ 08562.
Published by Asbury Park Press from Aug. 30 to Sep. 1, 2021.