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Frank P. Curto Jr.

August 10, 1965November 16, 2020
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Frank Curto, a life-long resident of Copiague, L.I., died on Monday, November 16th, at the age of 55 years.

Frank was born in Amityville to his late parents, Frank and Laura. He attended Copiague schools, and graduated from Walter G. O’Connell – Copiague High School in 1983. He met his future bride, the former Suzanne Burkhardt, through her brother, who was friends with Frank. They married in 1992, and made their home in Copiague, where they began raising their own family.

As kids, he and his brother played wiffleball; and was proud of 2 homeruns he scored when he played baseball. Growing up Frank served as an altar boy at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and played guitar and sang in the church Folk Group. Growing up, his brother Doug remembers Frank as “the sweetest nerd”, recalling a guy who loved and became a collector of Star Wars and Star Trek memorabilia. Frank loved playing video games, and enjoyed Happy Days, Grimm, Supernatural, The Originals and haven – many of his favorite television shows. He so loved "A Christmas Story", and became a fan of the saying "Fra-gee-lay"! Frank was also very tech-savvy, loved fishing and was a true auto enthusiast.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife – Suzanne; his daughters – Jennifer (Raphael) Valle, Melissa Williams, Michelle Williams (P.J.) and Caitlin Curto (Azard); and his grandchildren – Nicole, R.J., Jace, Andrew, Alianna and Brayden; and was expecting a seventh grandchild soon. He’s also survived by his siblings – Ellen (John) McQuillen, Gina (John) Lewis, Douglas (Tanya) Curto and Kelly Curto.

Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday, November 19th, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Copiague. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

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melissa chiovaro

November 26, 2020

To my loving cousin Frankie.
I will miss you dearly. You made me smile all the time and I will cherish that always. I know God got a special angel!!!
I love you with all my heart xoxo
Melissa

Sue Curto

November 23, 2020

My dearest Frankie,
I miss your smile. I miss your laugh. The " I love you's." Your big hugs. Holding my hand. There is a void , unbearable loneliness and emptiness. I miss you and will always love you. You were and always will be my best friend. I do take comfort in knowing that you are not suffering anymore and are at peace.
Love always and forever,
Sue

Kim Rognon

November 23, 2020

Dearest Sue,
You were a wonderful wife. I truly cannot thank you enough for your patience & the wonderful care you gave Frankie. You & the girls still put laughter in his days & I could truly see the love between you guys. Thanks to all of you for still keeping him smiling through his struggles. I'll always be here for you.
Much love,
Kimmy xoxo

Kim Rognon

November 23, 2020

My Dearest Frankie,
I truly miss you. I always enjoyed every moment we spent together. It was so hard to say good-bye to you. It crushed my heart to think I will never see you, hug you, or exchange the words "I love you". My only comfort is knowing you are at Peace now. There is no more pain for you & no more frustration. I have comfort in knowing that you will not suffer. You are "Home" with your parents & we will all see each other again some day. And I do believe I have another Angel to look over me. I Love You tremendously & will still stop bye & see you.
XOXO Your cousin, Kimmy

Tanya Curto

November 22, 2020

Tribute Page (1) Read at Frankie’s Services:
I had the pleasure of joining this family 23 years ago and have shared in all the ups & downs since then. Unfortunately this is one of the downs & as difficult as this is, I want to pay tribute to our beloved Frankie.
As cliché as it may sound, to know him is to love him. He was the kindest sensitive soul with an infectious laugh & smile. Frankie loved his family & friends and cared deeply about whatever was going on in our lives.
I remember before meeting him hearing all about the electronics geek who as an adult with a family still had a weekly video game night with his brother to play Twisted Metal for hours. I’ll have to admit I immediately thought what a nerd & what am I getting myself into? After meeting Frankie, although I wasn’t wrong about the nerd part there was so much more to him. He literally sat right down next to me welcomed me & wanted to get to know me. Frankie always took interest in what was going on in the lives of those around him & always wanted to talk or text to share what was going on in his life as well. Sometimes his persistence could be annoying if you were too busy to get back to him right away, but oh how we’d love to have that now.
No one was more excited about family gatherings & holidays than Frankie. He was just a big kid at heart. The fact that he still had to be the last person to open his Christmas presents is proof. He would also be one of the first to arrive for a party leaving extra early to make up for the fact that he drove like a turtle. Cautious is one thing, but seriously? When he arrived though he was always willing to help & lend a hand. And yes we knew it was mostly to get first dibs on any food he could. He loved talking with Doug while he grilled, but also had to make sure to be the one to get the first burger too. Barbecues will not be the same without you standing by his side.  

Tanya Curto

November 22, 2020

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As much as Frankie loved receiving gifts he truly enjoyed giving as well. He never forgot a birthday & if your card was sent in the mail you better make sure to thank him so he knew you received it. True story, a card was lost in the mail once & he was not happy. Whenever he bought an Easter basket for his godson Dougie he always had to have at least a little bunny or something to give to my other three children.
During all these special moments we’ve shared with him he never passed up the opportunity to be goofy, silly or pick on someone. He thought he was really slick & tried to blame others for the paper balls that suddenly came your way. We all gave it right back to him & called him out for the dorky nerd he was but we loved so much. But make no mistake, Frankie was not joking when he boasted about how cool, slick, & suave he was. He truly believed this & thought that was why people were drawn to him. In reality it was his honesty, caring, & the ability to make others smile & laugh. Let’s face it, laughter is the best medicine!
Now and the days ahead will be difficult on us all, but at least we have so many beautiful memories of Frankie that could put a smile on our face & make us laugh again. He was no longer able to do this for us while here & unfortunately we now have to say goodbye. The loss is unbearable, but this was a very difficult journey for Frankie & pieces of him were lost everyday. He is now free of all that to be without pain & be the person he always was before in the arms of God and his parents. Rest easy Frankie, I know you will be watching over us all. ❤️

Jennifer Valle

November 21, 2020

Hey daddy,

I miss you dearly. I will always tell my kids how much you loved them and all the great times we had. You are one of the most kind, giving, gentle, people i know. I has been really hard for me to except that you are gone but i know you are watching over us. Please watch over mom as she misses and loves you very much as we all do. I love you daddy. I miss you terribly.
Love jenn

Sarah Dunning

November 21, 2020

Hey, Uncle Frankie. I'm sorry this took a little bit, but I was thinking hard about what I wanted to say to you. First of all, I wanted to thank you (and Aunt Sue, of course) for giving me my first best friend. I remember the time we were all at Uncle Doug's and we rolled you down that hill. You were laughing the whole time and so were we. Thinking back on it now, you probably did that willingly, cause we were two small girls at the time and there no way "Ice Cold Frankie C." could have been taken down by us. You were always down to make everyone around you smile, and I know at least part of my humor now comes from you. We're all pretty goofy, but you were a special brand all your own. We all loved that about you. It was a wonderful thing. I remember randomly looking up the word "blini" because you would call me "Sarah-Blini" (sometimes followed by 3 ting-ting-tings). I spelled it wrong the first time, but I eventually found out that it's a kind of pancake, and I thought that was pretty accurate. I could see myself being a form of pancake. I don't know if you actually knew what it was, either, but it was perfect for me. I remember you got upset when you watched "Bridge to Terabithia" because the main girl reminded you of me, because she was "weird". Well, guess what? Part of my weirdness came from you too, Mister. I remember how I laughed when you said it, though. You're also part of the reason I'm perfectly comfortable in my weird, too. It seems to be a genetic condition in our family, and I wear it with pride. You are so missed, Uncle Frankie, but you will live on in our stories, especially the funny ones, because nearly every single one of them involved you. You will still brings smiles to the faces of your family just like when you were here with us. We will all continue to love you, and speak about you with smiles-though they may be bittersweet, because of how we miss you.

I love you, and always will. You can rest now.

❤️ Sarah

Patricia Houston

November 19, 2020

Just want to send our deepest sympathy to your family during this very difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Walter and Patricia Houston

regina schilling

November 19, 2020

He was kind enough to let me adopt one of his kittens six years ago. He was such a good person and kind soul. Unfortunately now that kitten I adopted is very sick as well.
I’m sending love and prayers to his family. I’m very grateful for him and his trust in giving me a very precious creature.

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Biography

Frank Curto, a life-long resident of Copiague, L.I., died on Monday, November 16th, at the age of 55 years.

Frank was born in Amityville to his late parents, Frank and Laura. He attended Copiague schools, and graduated from Walter G. O’Connell – Copiague High School in 1983. He met his future bride, the former Suzanne Burkhardt, through her brother, who was friends with Frank. They married in 1992, and made their home in Copiague, where they began raising their own family.

As kids, he and his brother played wiffleball; and was proud of 2 homeruns he scored when he played baseball. Growing up Frank served as an altar boy at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and played guitar and sang in the church Folk Group. Growing up, his brother Doug remembers Frank as “the sweetest nerd”, recalling a guy who loved and became a collector of Star Wars and Star Trek memorabilia. Frank loved playing video games, and enjoyed Happy Days, Grimm, Supernatural, The Originals and haven – many of his favorite television shows. He so loved "A Christmas Story", and became a fan of the saying "Fra-gee-lay"! Frank was also very tech-savvy, loved fishing and was a true auto enthusiast.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife – Suzanne; his daughters – Jennifer (Raphael) Valle, Melissa Williams, Michelle Williams (P.J.) and Caitlin Curto (Azard); and his grandchildren – Nicole, R.J., Jace, Andrew, Alianna and Brayden; and was expecting a seventh grandchild soon. He’s also survived by his siblings – Ellen (John) McQuillen, Gina (John) Lewis, Douglas (Tanya) Curto and Kelly Curto.

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