Frank Romano, age 87, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family in Thonotosassa, Fla. on March 27, 2021.
He was the son of the late Nicolo and Rosa (LaRussa) Romano. Survivors include his wife, Maria I. (Piazza) Romano; children: Nicolo (Liz) Romano, Rosanna Romano-Diaz, Silvia (Mark) Harrison, Mary Frances (Marc) Lastres; siblings: Lucy Piazza, Angela (Bob) Smith; grandchildren: Angelika (Troy) Charlton, Joseph Romano, Paul (Ginger) Reeves, Nicole (Charlie) Gibbons, Marissa Harrison, Cooper Harrison, Brady Harrison, Alexis Lastres, Nicholas Lastres, Jacob Lastres, Daniel Lastres and great-grandson, Franklin Gibbons.
Frank was born in Campofiorito, Sicily and he moved with his family to Connecticut at the age of 15.
Frank was also a proud member of the United States Army. In 1959, he moved with his family to Dover, Fla.
In 1961, he met and married Maria I. Piazza in Allessandria della Rocca, Sicily and returned to Dover to start their family. In 1970, Frank moved his family to Thonotosassa, Fla., where he spent the rest of his life.
Frank was a proud owner and worked as a barber at his own barber shop; Frank's Barber Shop on 7th Avenue in Ybor City.
Throughout his life, Frank held a strong devotion to his Catholic faith and was an active member of Saint Clement's Catholic Church in Plant City since 1959, where he was a member of both the Men's Club and the Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid farmer. Most of all, Frank was proud of and loved being with his family at Sunday dinners, annual beach vacations and family gatherings.
The family will receive friends, Monday, April 5, 2021 at Haught Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 708 West Dr MLK Jr Boulevard Plant City Florida 33563.
A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement's Catholic Church. Burial services to immediately follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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