Frank J Avallone

October 28, 1930December 14, 2011

Frank “ Skee” Avallone, 81, died on Wednesday December 14, 2011. Frank lived most of his life in Newark, before moving to Toms River in 2010. He was a tailor for many years in Belleville before his retirement. He served in the US Marines. He is survived by his loving and devoted children, Maria Karcich and Anthony DeStefano, Diana and her husband, Donald Back; cherished grandchildren, Allison and Christa Back; dear sisters, Marie Romano, Angela Puma and Helen Fabrizio. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Vitiello), in June of 2011, grandson, Frank Keselica; parents, Marie (Campione) and Oreste Avallone; siblings, Rose Papa, Ralph and Michael Avallone. Funeral services will be conducted by the Zarro Funeral Home, (, 145 Harrison St., Bloomfield, on Monday at 9:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. Lucy’s Church, Newark, followed by the burial at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Ctr., PO Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741, in his memory would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 18, 2011
  • Prayer Service Monday, December 19, 2011
  • Committal Service Monday, December 19, 2011

Frank J Avallone

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December 22, 2011

To The Avallone Family,
May God shine his light down upon this family during these gruesome days. Talk to family members about your feelings. Remember they are grieving just like you .Pray for peace and contentment.


December 18, 2011

Rest in peace Uncle Frank. You suffer no longer. Your in the kingdom of the Lord reunited with the one you love... To my cousins Maria and Diane...I love you both very much. God will be by your side helping you through this most difficult time...

December 18, 2011

Dear Diana and Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad I know how close you were. I know you been going through a rough time the last few months losing your mom and dog. Everyone has their trials and tribulations in life but its hard losing both parents so close. Just know your Dad was having a hard time without your Mom here on earth and she wanted him with her for them to be together. Now you have to beautiful Angels watching over you and your sister and family. I send my prayers, if there is anything you need even an ear reach out. God Bless love ya.

Angel Torsiello and Family xo

Ralph Mucci

December 18, 2011

Diana, "Your Mom and Dad are now together in a happier place. You will always carry the 2 of them in your heart." My prayers go out to you and your family.

Maria & Anthony

December 17, 2011

My Dearest Pops,

I know you are in peace and with Mommie right now. I just want you to know how hard it was for me to let you go. I will always tresure the time you stayed with me and Anthony and we love you very much. I want you to know that the only way we are getting through this is knowing that you are finally with Mommie. I am happy that the two of you are together again. Please tell Mommie that I miss her with all of my heart. I will always love you and miss the both of you! You will always be the apple of my eye!

Your Daughter Maria and Anthony

Anthony Petrillo

December 17, 2011

Diane, my sincere prayers are with you and your family. May your dad rest in peace in heaven with our Lord and Savior.

Karen R

December 17, 2011

My condolences to the Avallone Family. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow as he promises to do so at Revelaton 21 verse 3 and 4.