Frank De Simone

frank de simone

April 23, 1932 ~ February 1, 2016

De Simone, Frank, age 83, of Hackensack, on Monday February 1, 2016. Born and raised in East Harlem, NY. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Beloved husband of the late Rose (nee: Messina). Devoted father of Lisa Stapleton and her husband Robert, Angela Vaccaro and her husband Sam, Carla Reagan and the late Frank De Simone, Jr. Cherished grandfather of James and Tessa. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Friday at 9:00 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 09:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Funeral Service: February 5, 2016 9:30 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: February 4, 2016 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  2. My dear Carla, Lisa and Angela. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always, Anthony.

  3. My sincerest condolences in your time of grief. I have fond memories of your dad. He was always very sweet to me. xoxo Anthony

  4. Dear Angela and family my sincere sympathy and prayers for your loss.May God always be with you. Love Helen.

  5. Dear Lisa, Angela and Carla. Our sincerest condolences in your time of grief. We have many fond memories of your dad. He was always very sweet and kind to both of us. . xoxo Dolores and Enzo

  6. Angela and Sam, We are so sorry for the loss of your dear father. We wish we could be with you , our thoughts are with you both.

  7. Dear Angela, Lisa & Carla,

    Though he is physically gone…his memories are forever…..
    May you all find peace knowing that he loved you all deeply and would have
    wished to stay longer with you.
    Treasure every memory of your father! Stay strong and let time heal you!

    We are so sorry for your loss… May his soul rest in eternal peace!
    Our prayers are with all of you at this sad time,

    Maria & Salvatore Fertitta & family

  8. To his daughters and grandkids:
    So sorry for your loss.
    Grandpa Frank was a good man. Even at 83, Frank was riding Bulls and running the pool table on New Years Eve. He will be greatly missed.
    Your families are in my prayers.
    With Love, Ryan

  9. Carla,
    I'm so sorry for hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you, and to James and Tessa. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    Much love to you,

  10. Dear Carla, I'm so sorry to hear about your father. It's so hard to lose a beloved parent and he sounds like a wonderful man. I'm sending prayers and warm thoughts to you, James and Tessa and all of your family members during this difficult time. Much love, Elena

  11. Dear Angela,Carla and Lisa
    Today is both a sad day and a happy day, sad because of the loss of your dad but happy because he has reached his final destination in life and is now united with your mom and with our Lord and Savior. The boys and I are truly sorry for your loss and may God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

    Karen, Anthony,Joey and Eddie Gandolfo

  12. Dear Lisa, Angela and Carla

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Frank touched so many lives. I will forever hold him
    dearly in my heart.


  13. In honor of your father Frank DeSimone Vapor Corp just made a donation to the Mesothelloma Foundation.
    We are all so sorry for loss.

  14. Dad, this candle is for eternal life. I was so sad to see you suffer, you are in a better place now. I love you so much.

  15. Frank, you have been my guidance and my mentor since the day I met you. You thought me how to be a man soon after I lost my own father, Gaetano a few years after I married Angela. You have been a friend but, most of all, my Father because we have shared many great moments throughout our life. I will miss you dearly.

  16. Dear Carla, Tess, James & Family,

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. I hope you will always share fond memories of him. I will continue to pray for you all. Please know I am here for you during this difficult time.

    Deepest condolences,

  17. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. He will be deeply missed by all his friends and family.

  18. Dear Carla, family and friends,

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father and friend, Frank. During this time of mourning, I wish you peace and hope you may seek comfort from eachother and those close to you.

    In my prayers,

  19. Dear Lisa, Angela and Carla,

    We are deeply sorry for the passing of your Dad. We enjoyed getting to know him and his sense of humor. He was very kind and full of fun.

    Deb, Don, Chris, Jess, Tyler and Harry

  20. Hello Lisa Ang and Carla –

    I wish I had been there during that time. I missed saying good bye to him and it hurts my heart every day since I found out. I loved him dearly. He was such a good friend and conversationalist. I will miss the hours we talked.

    Prayers to you and my friend Frank – you are truly missed

  21. Still missing you Frank and always will my friend. I think of you often and I am thankful to have had you in my life.

  22. Went to NYC this weekend and had a heavy heart thinking of you. Miss you my friend, our talks, laughs, fights etc. 🙂 You were the best friend I could have asked for and I miss you every day.

  23. A few days late but thought of you on the 1st. You're always in my heart. Wish you could have been at my wedding and walked me down the aisle. My mom should be up there with you soon. Kiss her for me and watch out for her. I love you Frank.

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