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Frank A. Martone
July 1, 1926 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Frank Martone, affectionately known as “Frankie Martone”, passed away of natural causes on December 14, 2023 at the age of ninety-seven. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Frank was born on July 1, 1926 in Newark, NJ, alongside his eight siblings. Frank is survived by his children: Sam, his wife Laurie , Frankie, Denise, her husband Tom, Andrea, her husband Mickey (predeceased). Grandchildren, Nick, Bianca, Natalie, Misha, Dean; and his new great grandchild, Cecilia. He was blessed to meet and hold his great granddaughter, “Cece” days before he passed. ↵
Frank’s work ethic was unmatched. At 12 years old, he showed a strong work ethic by working for his Father’s scrap metal business. While only 17 years old, he continued his professional dedication by enlisting in the Navy to fight for our freedom during World War II. After the War, he began his career as a Firefighter in Newark, NJ, and rose to Fire Captain; ultimately committing 33 years of service to his community. He enrolled in the Police Academy at 62 years old and served as Union County Sheriff’s officer retiring at 68 years old.
Frank’s dedication and commitment to excellence extended far beyond his work. He met the love of his life, Angela Lupo, at 16 years old. Frank went on to marry Angela and raised 4 beautiful children. Frank and Angela were married 66 years up until Angela passed away.
In his leisure, he loved supporting his grandchildren at their sporting events and calling his loved ones to keep them close to his heart. His daily fitness routine was the cornerstone of his vitality enabling him to enjoy the game of golf up until 95 years old. His dedication to staying active is a testament to his resilience and strength of character.
Frank’s generous spirit and loving personality will be immensely missed and remembered, as well as celebrated in all aspects of life by all who knew him.
Friends and family may pay their respects on Monday, December 18,2023 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home in Westfield, NJ. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Garwood, NJ, and the interment will follow at Gates of Heaven in East Hanover, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish to honor Frank’s memory, please consider making a donation in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or Atlantic Health Visiting Nurse.