Francis BORZA
1942 - 2021
Pettigrass Funeral Home
196 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY
BORZA, Francis Edward "Frank" 79, of Madeira Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Monday, November 15, 2021 in Flossmoor, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Frank was born January 19, 1942 in Auburn, NY and was the third son of Peter J. and Anne T. (Lasagna) Borza. Frank was an accomplished musician, having played guitar in countless well-known jazz and rock n' roll bands in greater upstate New York area with many of the other local musical giants. He worked as a chemical engineer at General Electric 1966-1972 in upstate New York plants then, after a stint as a restaurateur 1972-1980, relocating his family to Madeira Beach in 1980 where he worked again for GE at the Largo plant. In 1997 he and his wife, Joyce, opened MAFCO, Inc., a metal finishing business that serviced numerous NASA and military contracts, including treating parts for the Hubble Space satellite and Apache and Black Hawk helicopters. Frank was also an acclaimed GIA certified jeweler, specializing in custom design work. He retired from MAFCO in 2018 and spent the rest of his days enjoying time with his loved ones and traveling to destinations in Europe with his family, including Italy, Sicily, England, and Spain. Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Joyce Millen; two sons, Frank Jr. (Traci "Dee", wife) and Jeffrey (Karyn, wife) Borgia; six grandchildren, Angelica, Nevaeh, Ella, Ruby, Francesca, and Daniel; one brother, Peter (Hazel, wife); one sister, Linda (Dr. Pang Lay Kooi, husband); sisters-in-law; Barbara Crosby, Trudy and her husband Chuck Mitchell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great- nieces/ nephews. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Largo, FL. A memorial Service with be held at a later date that will be announced for both St. Petersburg, FL and Auburn, NY.
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 5, 2021.
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Joyce so sad to hear of Frank's passing. My husband & I both worked at GE/MMSC with Frank for many years. He was a very nice person and hard worker. My husband purchased a cocktail ring for me that Frank made, still have it today. Many memories of good times & meaningful conversations. May God be with you & your family. Our condolences. Margaret & Harry
Harry & Margaret Strickland
December 5, 2021
Our prayers for you and your family. So sorry.
Tom & Sue Connors
November 25, 2021
Joyce, I am saddened to learn that Frank had passed away. Please accept my sincere sympathies to you and your family. I trust that the love of your family and friends will help sustain you during this time of sorrow. May God bless you and His angels always watch over you. Sincerely, Art
Arthur E. Stephen
November 21, 2021
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