OBITUARY

Frank Michael Miulli

January 18, 1938February 9, 2021

United in Marriage to Patricia Miulli

Father of: Dr. Dan (Sandra) Miulli, Cheryl (Steven) Withey and Jeffrey (Shanon) Miulli.

Step-Father of: Christine (Gary) Douglas and Laura (Christoper) Boffey.

Grandfather of: Michelle, Jeremy, Keegan, Michael, Melissa, Brianna, Zachary, Kathleen, Erin, Kelsey, Abby, Fiametta and Amelie.

Brother of: The late Jean (the late Carl) Wahl and the late Michael Miulli. Son of: The late Michael and Jean (nee Syzamski) Miulli.

Frank worked as a fire-paramedic for the Chicago Fire Department before retiring to St. Pete Beach. He has lived at the Yacht and Tennis Club for over 20 years. While here, Frank was involved in his community and was known as the Boat Watchman. He was an honorable member of the United States Marine Corp and served his country with honor and dignity. Friend to many and will be missed by all.

Service for Frank will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's name can be made to Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org or their mailing address PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, or to St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Memories

Frank Michael Miulli

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Cosimo & Adelia Balice

February 20, 2021

Pat and Family, wish we could be there to honour Frank along with you. He was a great friend and He’ll be deeply missed. Cosimo & Adelia

Christine Douglass

February 19, 2021

My favorite memory of Papa was our celebratory trip to Spain. We had a lot to celebrate that November. Ami’s birthday, Kelsey’s cancer remission and of course Thanksgiving. We arrived in Spain two hours after Mom and Frank. Now Mom and Frank do not speak Spanish. They had to make their way from the Malaga airport to Estepona where the villa is located. This is about a 1 hour drive. I still do not know how they decided that they would take a bus. The bus ride is an hour and a half. Which is fine. BUT……..the villa is located on the other side of a huge 4 lane divided highway. The bus driver pulled over and pointed to the other side of the highway and told them to get out. So they did, and proceeded to play Frogger trying to cross this huge highway in the pouring rain with their luggage. After they crossed the highway it was still another mile walk to the villa. Drenched and tired, they made it.

Meanwhile…. we pulled up to the villa and the guard said to us “your guests are here”. We said oh good. He said they walked up in the rain with their luggage. Well, Gary and I looked at each other and went OH NO! WALKED UP!!!! We thought oh no Frank is going to want to go home!
We went to the villa expecting to be yelled at but they were not there. Hmm….. where could they be. We wandered down to the restaurant and there they were laughing, eating tapas and drinking wine! They told us gleefully about their adventure. We had a wonderful week in Spain!

When I see you remind me to tell you about Papa and the Gypsy women chasing him through the Alhambra.

My Jewish friends say “May his memories be a blessing” and they are and we have many.

We will miss you Papa. You are in our hearts and memories.
Love you,
Chrissy, Gary, Erin, Kelsey and Abby Douglass

Laura Kennedy

February 19, 2021

In addition to being a loving father and grandfather, Frank was an adventurer. He was always open to new experiences, especially involving food. We are so thankful that he was willing to travel far and wide to see us over the years. Frank's love of life and big personality gave us wonderful memories not only on his home turf, but all over the world.

In Moscow, Frank whipped up a tasty marinara sauce and salad in my dormitory, using whatever we could find on the street when the Soviet economy was collapsing. In Hawaii Frank happily took turns bouncing baby Fia in between sampling the fresh ahi and touring the sites. Over the years, Frank and mom cooked Thanksgiving turkeys for us in England and in Spain, making those holidays feel more so much more like home.

And, in Kazakhstan, who can forget Frank in a yurt having lunch with our local friends? Did he ever try the fermented camel's milk? I can't be sure, but I do remember the fancy hotel brunch where he got food poisoning and ended up in bed for a week. Sorry, Papa!

We are so sad that Frank never made it to see us in Tbilisi. He would have loved the old country atmosphere, the food and of course the wine. Still, we know he is here with us whenever we raise a nice glass of red, when Amelie wants a 'boiled' hot dog, or when Fia eats a ham sandwich with mayo, Papa-style.

We love you Papa, you will truly be missed.

Our hearts are with everyone in the extended family.

Love, your Tbilisi kids - Laura, Chris, Fiametta and Amelie.

Terry Doug Speer

February 18, 2021

Dear Pat,
Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. We feel so blessed to have known you and Frank going on eleven years. We couldnt have asked for the most fantastic neighbors and great friends!. Frank would always call me little sister and I called him big brother and he really was the big brother I never had! We have shared such great memories with you and Frank .We will continue to make many more with you Pat...afterall your my Big Sister...love you

Patricia Miulli

February 18, 2021

My Frank,
Everyone's PaPa, Loved all our Grandchildren equally, Loved my Mother as his own. Hope they are having a wine together again.
He tried pretty hard to make 50 year Anniversary, 5 more to go ! We will catch up soon . This past year was pretty hard for both of us but it brought us so much closer together with Love and respect.
I hope he is watching over me and forever protecting me from harm.
I will always love and miss him.
Patty

Suzanne Reyburn

February 18, 2021

Dear Pat,
Ray and I are so very sorry for the loss of Frank. We always had such a good time with you both and will remember him as the wonderful person he was. May he always look down on you now in the comfort of the Lords House.God Bless You.
Suzanne and Ray Reyburn

Maureen & Don Riedling

February 17, 2021

Pat,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Frank. What a great guy and friend. Stopping to talk to Frank at the Hobby Shop or on the docks at YTC always put a smile on our faces. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Withey

February 16, 2021

Dad, he was the foundation of my world. He was the first person I ever loved and the one who loved me back! He taught me some of life’s greatest lessons and some that were small and insignificant.
He was all about family! He believed in each one of us and was so proud of all of our accomplishments. Work hard, persevere “You can do it! I believe in you”
He loved big dinners, Bologna sandwiches and wanted nothing more than to be with family and friends. The more the merrier and please don’t be bashful! He would invite us over for dinner and the next thing you know, 40 people would show up. “What’s one more!”
Dad knew everything and if by chance he couldn’t figure it out, he knew someone to call. No project was too big or too small as long as he had a power tool in hand. Look out trees!
He loved his boats and enjoyed sharing his passion with his family and friends!
My dad, my hero and my friend! While you are no longer here with us, you will live on forever in our hearts and memories. Love, your Princess

James and Sue Crook

February 16, 2021

What can we say. What a wonderful person and quite a character. Never knew what you were going to get when it came to Frank. Pat, we always enjoyed our time together with you and Frank and hope our friendship can continue on. God Bless. Sue and Jim

Norma Withey

February 15, 2021

What a fun person. May your memories keep you strong

FROM THE FAMILY