Francesco Tanzi

October 20, 1931January 1, 2021
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TANZI, Francesco (Frank) – Peacefully on New Year’s Day in his 90th year, Frank went home to heaven, reunited with his beloved wife of 64 years, Angiolina (2020). (They referred to each other as Romeo and Juliet). Proud and loving father of Sally (Joe) Baldinelli, Diana (Len) Theriault and Lisa (Mark) Johns. Adored Nono of Anthony (Amanda), Stephen (Melina), Joseph (Sabina), Katherine (Andrew), Nicholas, Natalie, and Christina. Great grandfather to Aubrey, Preston, Ava, and Jaclyn. Dear brother of Rosa Ventola (Italy). Predeceased by his parents: Salvatore and Angela Tanzi; and his siblings: Angelo Tanzi, Antonio Tanzi, Maria D’Amario, and many brothers and sisters in law and nephews, that he loved dearly. Frank has been joyfully reunited with his infant son Sam (1958) and is embracing his great grandson Leo Joseph (2019). He will be lovingly remembered by his brother-in laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Frank was a longtime, devout member of Our Lady of the Scapular Church and Club Italia. Frank was hearing impaired, later in life, from a work related injury but you would never know it. He was a natural and compelling story teller who never let his disability exclude him. He was in his glory when he was in his spot at the head of the table surrounded by family and friends who were riveted by his stories. Frank’s legacy includes his deep abiding faith, his hard work ethic and his love of his family. Frank enjoyed preparing delicious meals with Angie and spending time outside, especially in his vegetable garden. He delighted in countless vacation adventures most especially Mexico and Florida and watching any and all sports. Until a few years ago, when he was disabled as a result of a stroke, he ended every day with a delicious meal and a glass of his home made wine. That’s where we see him now. Cheers to you in heaven! He was a truly unique, larger than life personality who will be lovingly remembered as the patriarch of his large, loving family.


  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021


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Leslie Tanzi

January 8, 2021

Sally, Diana, Lisa & Families,

Our sincere condolences to you all in the loss of your Dad and Nono, such a big hearted man and may he be happy in being reunited with your have many fond memories which is wonderful!

Salvatore & Leslie Tanzi & Family

Rosemarie Gizzie

January 8, 2021

Sally. Joe and Family,
Our deepest sympathies go out to your Mother and Sisters and the rest of your family in the loss of your Father. Our prayers are with you.

Rosemarie & Ron Gizzie and the Boys

Joan and Don Kenny

January 6, 2021

We extend our deepest sympathy to Sally, Diana, Lisa and families

on the death of your dear father and grandfather.

May his loving soul rest in peace with Angeliona and all the angels


Mary, Andrew, Madelyn and Reid Morgan

January 4, 2021

Dear Lisa, Mark, Natalie and Christina, Sally, Diana and Families,
I am so very sorry to hear about your Dads passing. I remember your Dad Frank and my Dad sat at the same table at Valley Park Lodge. They both had the best appetites and would eat all their food and have seconds if it was offered to them. Your Dad is reunited with his beloved wife Angie again. I am sure he missed her terribly. God Bless them both. I am sure you feel at peace knowing they are together again and having coffee together.

The Morgan Family

Rosemarie Auld

January 4, 2021

My condolences to your entire family on the loss of your father, grandfather, etc.

I remember meeting your Dad and Mom on a few occaisions and they were always smiling together. They both raised kind and wonderful kids and I'm sure were very proud of all of you.

Let's hope the knowledge of his reuniting with his love and the many memories you have of him will help you through this difficult time.

God Bless
Rosemarie Auld

Maria Bozzett

January 4, 2021

I remember zio Franco with great fondness. He was fun loving and had a wonderful sense of humor. So sad for all our family!
Sorry for your loss!

Maria & Robert Bozzett & Family

Laura Sentineal

January 4, 2021

Dear Sally, Lisa, Diane & family’s
Fred and our family are so saddened by your loss, I’m sure it has made a difficult year a bit harder. It’s so nice that you take peace that they are together.
Our thoughts are with you..💕

Paul and Rosalie Campigotto

January 4, 2021

Dear Sally, Joe and Family

We are deeply saddened by Francesco's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

Paul and Rosalie

bill talarico

January 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your family Joe- may he rest in peace with the Lord

Terry Cahill

January 2, 2021

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of our beloved “Uncle Frank “. Please accept the condolences of the whole Cahill family.

“Inviamo queste parole con profonda commozzione, profondo dolore.”