Frank P. Desposito

July 30, 1926March 28, 2013
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Frank P. Desposito of Lakewood, formerly of New York City and Dumont, NJ, passed away with his loving family at his side on March 28, 2013. Frank was born July 30, 1926 at home in New York City. Frank met his future wife when she was a teenager. When he turned 18 he enlisted and joined the Army. Frank served valiantly with the 103rd Infantry Division, 411 Regiment, Co. K, and Weapon Platoon. He was awarded the Bronze Star for ground combat in the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater of Operation, France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He was also awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, The Army of Occupation Medal, European, Africa, Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He was an expert marksman with carbine rifle. When he returned home he went looking for Eileen. They were married on July 4, 1948. Frank worked for the City of New York, (DEP) Department of Environmental Protection. He was a Laborer, Assistant Foreman, Foreman, District Foreman, Superintendent, and then Chief of Operations for the City of New York until his retirement in 1986. Frank was predeceased by his wife Eileen in 2011. Surviving are his children Eileen Katchuk and her husband Richard of Point Pleasant, NJ, Nancy Day and her husband Timothy of Brick, NJ his son Frank Jr., of Point Pleasant, NJ and granddaughter Danielle Desposito of Morgantown, WV, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and numerous other family members. Friends may call Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the D’Elia Funeral Home Rt. 70 & Vermont Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10:30AM at the Holy Family Church in Lakewood. Interment will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran’s Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Frank’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Frank P. Desposito

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Mary Lynn D'Eri

April 5, 2013

Uncle Frankie: I will forever cherish the memories I have of you and Dad taking us kids to Van Cortlandt Park to ice skate... to the Speedway to catch lightning bugs in glass jars; sleigh riding in the winter... building forts in the snow at 20 Arden Street… crabbing and fishing at the river... singing and partying just for the fun of it... to mention a few. AND, of course, all the amazing meals you made at every family event with the unbelievable card games to the wee hours of the morning that followed. They can never be topped. We may not have been monetarily rich, but we were the richest kids around because of the time and energy you and Dad spent with us. I know heaven is rejoicing now that all of the Desposito's have been reunited, but for us left behind... life will NEVER be the same! So until we meet again, I hope you know how much I have always loved you! Rest in Peace Uncle Frankie, Love Mary Lynn

Whiting Family

April 4, 2013

To my Cousin's , Our hearts are broken of the passing of Uncle Frank. He was a terrific Uncle and Great Uncle. We have so many wonderful memories that will keep him and Aunt Eileen alive in our hearts.
We will keep their legacy going.
God Bless you all. Love Pat,Lonni and family

Fred Pocci

April 3, 2013

I worked with your Dad at the Division of Sewer Maintenance until 1982. I have only seen him twice since then, but I certainly lost an old friend. He was a very good man and we will all cherish his memory. My condolences to the family.

Jim & Noree Patterson

April 2, 2013

To Nancy, Tim and Family, Please accept our sympathies, we have fond memories of Frank and will miss him. He was a great guy.

April 1, 2013

To Frank's family,
So sorry to read on Easter Sunday of your dad's passing. I was so fond of both Eileen and Frank. I always admired their great love and respect for each other and loved to hear the beautiful stories of when they met and married. Now he joins the love of his life and they are reunited forever.
Mary Cufone

agnes letu

March 31, 2013

Agnes Letu

Diana Reynolds

March 31, 2013

Rest in peace Frank and Eileen

Mary Egan-Turton

March 31, 2013

The world lost a good one. Kind, generous, fun loving. He and his beloved wife Eileen treated all us kids as if we were their own.Two very special people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. With love and prayers

Stephen Hirsch

March 30, 2013

He will be missed by all. He was a great uncle to my wife and a kids. thanks for all you did Uncle Frankie.

March 30, 2013

I have so many fond memories of Uncle Frankie and Aunt Eileen at family parties and celebrations.May they rest in peace together and may God ease your grief and bless all of you. Lots of love- Mary Sullivan Broas and family