Francis Carmen “Frank” Tobasco, 87 years old of Melrose, died suddenly July
13th 2023, while vacationing in Tuscany, Italy. Frank was born on October 12, 1935
in UnionTown, PA. He grew up in Medford where he resided for many years. He
was a proud Korean War Era Veteran serving stateside as a signalman. Frank met and
married the love of his life, Anna P. Comunale, on January 17,1959 and they
enjoyed many happy years together. They were proud, loving parents of three
children Lisa, Lori and Lynda . Frank worked in the grocery industry and retired
from the former Liberty Markets headquartered in East Boston. He was an avid
golfer and he enjoyed traveling and cooking dinner with his family. He enjoyed his
monthly poker nights with his friends and family. He had a lust for life all the way
to the end. He was dedicated to his family and friends, providing any type of
support he could and unconditional love. His big presence leaves a hole in the
family. A visitation and service were held in the city of Camaiore, Lucca,
Italy upon his death.
Frank is survived by his daughters Lisa Tobasco, Lori Tobasco and Lynda
Tobasco Whitty, son-in-law Bill Whitty, his grandchildren Alex & Ethan Green, Eric &
Jacob Whitty, along with many nieces and nephews and extended family. He was
preceded in death by his wife Anna (Comunale) Tobasco, son-in-law Christopher
Clark, sister Marlene (Tobasco) Smith, niece Karen Smith, brothers in law – George
Smith, Harold Moring and Vincent Comunale, sisters in law Rose (Comunale)
Larson and Connie (Comunale) Moring, as well as nephew Reinhard Fuss, and
niece Ann Moring.
A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 17th in Saint Joseph Church, 118 High St. Medford at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with the family in church at 9 AM. Burial will follow with military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Frank will be forever missed, and it can be said that he lived his life his way.
Those who wish may honor Frank’s memory in lieu of flowers by sending a memorial contribution to the DAV, State House, room 546, Boston, MA 02133.