Frank Fiorillo
1928 - 2019
Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home
648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA
Frank A. Fiorillo. 91

SHREWSBURY - Frank A. Fiorillo, of West Yarmouth, died peacefully on Saturday (June 15, 2019). Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of Italian immigrant Nicholas and Rose (Lautieri) Fiorillo.

He enlisted, at the age of 16 in the United States Merchant Marines, where he served in World War II aboard the Liberty Ship SS George N. Seger in the North Atlantic. After the war, Frank was a pioneer in the food industry where he invented Appian Way, the country's first mass-produced pizza mix. He then transitioned to the auto industry, where he served as VP and General Manager of Harr, Royce and Natick Ford, Crown Chevrolet and Glick Motors.

Frank raised his family in Shrewsbury, before retiring to West Yarmouth in 1998. Frank's life centered around his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Paulyne Fiorillo (Denesha), and his children, Rose Morrisette of Petersburg VA, Susan Beland of S. Chesterfield, VA, Francyne Lefemine and her husband Stephen of Rochdale, Nancy Farmer and her husband Michael of Shrewsbury, Diane Bedard and her husband Philip of Brewster and Nicholas Fiorillo and his wife Tracy of Swampscott. Frank is also survived by two sisters, Louise Fiorillo Stewart of Jamaica Plain, Madalyn Dion of Fiskdale, and predeceased by his brother Domenic Fiorillo.

His nine grandchildren are Lucy Hartman, Dr. Cason Quinn, Jessica Farmer, Michael and Anthony Lefemine, Patrick and 2 LT Matthew Bedard, and Sophia and Frank Fiorillo. He was also especially close to his loving niece Deborah Davis.

Frank enjoyed hosting his extended family for many years in Shrewsbury and Cape Cod. He was an expert chef known for his world class pizza, meatballs, sauce, Ricotta Pie, and his Feast of the Seven Fishes each Christmas Eve.

His family extends gratitude for the kindness and care given to Frank, in his final months by Barbara Bauer and Hospice Volunteer, Judy as well as Kita Gouveia and Tracy Krowel-whom he so adored.

Family and friends may visit with Frank's family on Wednesday, June 19th from 4-8 p.m at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. Frank's funeral will be on Thursday June 20th from the funeral home with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 am at Saint Anne's Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank's honor to the Alzheimer's Association at For online expressions of sympathy please visit:

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jun. 16 to Jun. 18, 2019.
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Mrs. Fiorillo,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember going to your house in Shrewsbury as a kid on Christmas Eve with my parents... and then later after I got married. I was a brat and always wanted to be home, but my parents so enjoyed your company!!
Cindy Cullen Payne
July 19, 2019
We lived in the 3rd floor apartment where Frank invented the Appian Pizza on Arlington St. in Worcester.

His relatives lived on the 1st floor and I remember one of his daughter's had polio as a youngster.

Sorry for your loss.

DRC - Las Vegas
June 19, 2019
Dear Rosie and Sue,

So many years have passed but you both have remained in my heart. So, so sorry for your loss. Hopefully fond memories will help you through this time and your grief will turn into smiles.

With fondest memories of a youth that has gone,
Marge Zostant Webster
June 19, 2019
Frank, you were always so kind to me either buying cars or enjoying you and and Paulynes company, and your wonderful family. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
Love Paula.
June 18, 2019
Francyne, Paulyne and family, so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all your memories. God bless!
Deb Guzman-McGrath
June 18, 2019
Many happy memories with Frank and Pauline. Your in our prayers.
judith Pickett
June 18, 2019
Pauline and family... So sorry to hear about Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! May he rest in peace.
Eleanor Hallen & Family
June 17, 2019
a loved one
June 17, 2019
Rest in peace Uncle Frank
Judy Dion
June 17, 2019
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