OBITUARY

Frank Wayne Ballero Sr.

October 9, 1947October 4, 2021
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Frank W. Ballero, Sr., 73, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021, in Meraux, Louisiana. Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Riecke; his sons, Frank Jr., Steven, David, and Scott (Robin); his grandchildren, Sarah, TJ, Rebekah, and Bailey; his great-grandchildren, Ajay and Alaihna; and his best friend until the end, Kenny “Boom” Washington. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, the late Alma Clark and Frank P. Ballero; and by his brothers, the late Brian Ballero and John Ballero. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and dear friends. Frank retired from Exxon Mobil in 2011, was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the American Legion Post 307, and Pete Fountain’s Half-Fast Walking Club. He was a wonderful man, husband, father, and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation and share fond memories on Monday, October 11, 2021, at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Frank will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, with military honors.

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  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Monday, October 11, 2021

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Mike Malley

October 11, 2021

I will always think fondly of Frank's generosity, inclusion, and terrible jokes that always put a smile on my face.

Kenny Spellman

October 11, 2021

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

Father of all, we pray to you for Frank, all those we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School

Henry bienert

October 10, 2021

Talking with Frank was always entertaining whether discussing beer making,and selling beer,submarine service,parenting,Smoothie selling,Sicilian cuisine ,Hazmat protocol,even when disagreeing, Frank was never disagreeable."Speaking Frankly" will be a lost art

Barbara Washington Manuel

October 10, 2021

To the “Son of Another Mother” I will miss you dearly… Love you always🙏🙏 from Ms. Barbara.

Danny Guillot

October 7, 2021

Frank was just a all around nice guy We first met many years ago in the refinery and we're both on the emergency response team , traveling every year for training and he always taught me about good beer Had do many laughs with his Rodney Dangerfield routine I was planning a visit in 2022 to the big easy and to drink beer with him
I will miss you bro . Rest In Peace my friend

My sincere condolences to the family

Ron Guarino

October 7, 2021

Frank will always be remembered as a prince of a gentleman & a cherished friend. We shared a lot of fun times together & he will be sadly missed by all.

Marcel Charbonnet

October 6, 2021

It hurts losing such a good friend. You will be greatly missed Frank.

Amy and Mike Helf

October 5, 2021

Too many great memories to post just one…all the hidden gems he introduced us to in the Big Easy with great drinks and food, Crawfish boils, concerts,breweries, just driving around showing us the sights. We will miss you so much, Frank! Cheers until we meet again🍻

MICHAEL J. GOURRIER

October 5, 2021

Condolences to Frank's Family and many Friends. He was a great guy. I knew Frank as a hardworking Member of the Crescent City Homebrewers that I belonged to since 1994. A real treasure. R.I.P.

Chris Caterine

October 5, 2021

I'll miss you, Frank. You made me feel welcome when I first moved to New Orleans and always loomed large in the Crescent City Homebrewers. I can't think of you without fond memories of your Christmas get-ups – always with a plate of hog's head cheese in tow. Sit tibi terra levis.

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