Frank M Celecia

December 12, 1927April 8, 2013

FRANK M. CELECIA, 85, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died April 8, 2013 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, FL.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Frank was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for 23 years, moving from Commack, Long Island, NY.

During WWII, Mr. Celecia served in the Merchant Marines. Prior to retirement, he was a two time Emmy Award Winning Cameraman for ABC Television in NY for 28 years. He also owned his own Production Company; a true pioneer in his day.

Frank was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Port St. Lucie, FL. He was also a member of the American Legion Post of Port St. Lucie, FL; a volunteer for St. Lucie Medical Center; and in New York a member of the NABET Union Local 11.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Patricia Celecia of Port St. Lucie, FL; five sons, Frank Celecia and wife Joanne of Truckee, CA, Robert Celecia and wife Dallas of Laguna Beach, CA, Brian Celecia and wife Julie and Ryan Celecia, both of Smithtown, NY, Casey Celecia of Port St. Lucie, FL; two daughters, Joann Masters and husband Guy, and Debbie Parker and husband Phil, both of Port St. Lucie, FL; 13 grandchildren, Tina, Deneen, Isabella, Camille, Justin, Donna, Angela, Patty, Billy, Jennifer, Phaedra, Tara, Debbie; and 20 great-grandchildren, Eddie. Christopher, Brian, Nicole, Kristen, Robby, Brittney, Danny, Melissa, Brandon, Brianna, Deonna, Christopher, Seafina, Claire, Sophia, Olivia, Athena, Vienne and Amelie; and one sister, Dolores Buscema of Nawtucket, NY..

Visitation will be Friday, April 12, 2013 from 11AM-2:00PM at the Aycock Funeral Home Chapel, Port St. Lucie, FL.

A Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 12, 3PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Port St. Lucie, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.

Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013
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Frank Celecia

April 17, 2013

Well Dad, It is certainly a bit unnerving to see your name in and Obit maybe it's because you named me after you. Frank E Celecia passed and we both consoled each other. Now Frank M Celecia is gone from this life. I know you longer than anyone alive accept for your lovely sister "Chickey Celecia Buscema".
You always kidded me when I would Jive you about being so old. You would say "Hey, I'm only 19 years older than you." Well I guess the clock has started to tick and I will catch up to you and we will be together again.
Frank J Celecia

Joanne Celecia

April 17, 2013

I was blessed with a very special and unique father-in-law. Many years have passed since the first day I was introduced to the Celecia family. The years have brought smiles, tears, laughter, happiness and sorrow. The full range of life's experiences. He will forever be in my heart and in my prayers. Pat I pray that you, Ryan and Casey and all of his children find the strength through this difficult time. Love, Joanne Celecia

Al & Sally Jannone

April 15, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Stuart Goodman

April 14, 2013

Please accept my most sincere condolences to the entire family. Frank and I were the best of friends at ABC and I was one of the producers that helped him open his own company. We had many great times together, from traveling to Peru and around the world producing shows. To just having fun at home. R.I.P. my good friend you will be missed. Love, Stu

Cathy Goodman PhD

April 13, 2013

Dear Frank, Joanne and Family,
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your father left such a beautiful legacy of such a large family and other achievements. May you find strength in those around you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.

Dean Cohen

April 13, 2013

Please accept my deepest condolences. Knowing Frank was an honor and privilege. His zest for life, humor and positive outlook was infectious and welcoming. May the many happy memories of Frank sustain and comfort his family through this difficult transition. The World lost a great soul, but at the same time is such a better place from the lives he touched and enriched while walking this Earth.
With deepest sympathy,

Deneen Celecia Sedlack

April 13, 2013

Grandpa, I will miss you very much. I certainly would have liked it if we lived closer together and I could have seen you more often. Your three great granddaughters would have loved to have gotten to know you better too. But you were always in my thoughts, I often got updates through Dad or called you or sent pictures to you. I attempted to make 3,000 miles not as far and keep you involved in my daughters' lives as much as I could. Although we haven't spent much time together, you should know that you have influenced my life indirectly in great ways. I feel that I have gained strength through my father from you. I truly believe that, although it is good-bye for now, we will meet again in another life. I look forward to that time, Grandpa. I love you.

Val & Mark Haugen

April 12, 2013

Dear Frank, Joanne and extended family. We are so sorry for your loss, and hope you have many wonderful memories to sustain and guide you through this difficult time and in the years to come. We met your father on several occasions over the past few decades, and know you had great love and admiration for him. Condolences to you all.

Jack Garner

April 11, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Frank was a wonderful person to be around. Awesome father for Casey. Our hearts will be with you. If you need anything please call on us. Jack, Judy and Jarrah Garner

Nick Torelli

April 10, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, Im so sorry for your loss. It has been an honor knowing Frank since I was 6 years old. Pat and Casey you will be in my thoughts and prayers.