Frank DiMaria

April 21, 1922April 20, 2013
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Frank Joseph DiMaria of New City, NY passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on April 20, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 21, 1922 to Catherine Finazzo and Gaspare DiMaria. He was pre-deceased by his sister Lucille DiMaria, and is survived by his brother Angelo DiMaria; his beautiful wife of 67 years, Rosa Ria (nee Dimino); his 3 devoted children Adria DiMaria, Francis Carl DiMaria and Mary DiMaria; and his 7 adoring grandchildren Marlena, Meredith, Francis, Alyssa, Anthony, Michael and Mackenzie. Frank led a life of self-sacrifice and service; he was a man of character and faith, who was deeply committed to his country, community, family and friends. Frank served as an Air Force Staff Sgt. in WWII, and graduated from NYU with a MA in Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation. As a young man, Frank worked with wounded WWII vets at VA Halloran Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and later went on to build “The Hall of Heroes” in the Town of Clarkstown – honoring those who bravely served in US military conflicts and war. Frank worked with disabled children at Camp Jawoni, and served as Recreational Director of Letchworth Village, a former residential institution for the physically and mentally disabled, for over 30 yrs. During the past 51 yrs, Frank served as Director of Senior Activities for Clarkstown, and only recently retired this past Jan. at the age of 90. Viewing will be held from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Mon. 4/22 at Higgins Funeral Home, 321 South Main St. New City, NY. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Tues. 4/23 at St. Augustine’s Parish, 140 Maple Ave. New City, NY, followed by burial at St. Anthony’s, 35 West Nyack Rd. Nanuet, NY 10954. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank DiMaria’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project PO BOX 758517, Topeka KS 66675,


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Lynn & Andy (Donovan) Krakaur

April 25, 2013

Sending prayers to the DiMaria Family. So sorry for your loss.

Darlene Smieszek(Antonini)

April 24, 2013

I worked at Letchworth Village for many years so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this sad time. I went to St Peters school with Adria. Darlene Antonini

Anne LoMedico

April 23, 2013

My condolences to the family. Frank and I traveled many places together with the Seniors. God bless you and your family and we shall soon see each other again.

April 23, 2013

Sorry for your loss. I know this is a difficult time and I hope the God of all comfort gives you peace and comfort.

Steven Chichetti

April 22, 2013

Prayers and condolences to the DiMaria family.. rest in Christ's eternal peace Uncle Frank.

Peter Palko

April 22, 2013

What a wonderful life by a wonderful man. I knew Frank as a fellow employee of the Town of Clarkstown, but I would see him frequently at Church. I pray for and thank his family for such a fine human being. This morning, we prayed for his soul at the daily rosary.

Renee Littel (Jacobson)

April 22, 2013

To my New York family, thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Love Ya!

Sandy Knapp

April 22, 2013

To The DiMaria Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Frank was a great guy. I met him when I was 14 yrs old and he was the coach of the Clarkstown Recreation Women's Softball Team.

Marlena Johnston

April 22, 2013

I love you grandpa, you inspired me to become the woman I am today. I miss you so much.I will always work my hardest to make you proud of me.

April 22, 2013

May the family experience God's comfort during this time of loss.
Psalm 147:3.