Frank M. Lombardi, 89, of Highland
Frank M. Lombardi, 89, of Highland, N.Y., passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 27, 2016.
He was the son of the late Benny and Aurora Lombardi.
Once again, the family would like to thank the staff at the Pines of Poughkeepsie for their unyielding devotion, excellent care and great compassion.
Mr. Lombardi’s wife, Ann, passed away there on July 12, 2015, and the family will always be indebted to all who assisted.
Frank leaves behind his son, Benjamin, and sonin-law, Stephen Kahn. He also leaves behind his sisters Rita Lombardi, Doris McGrath, Rose (Chubby) Lombardi and her husband William Crowder, and Mary Lombardi and her husband Roger Gardner.
Frank was predeceased by his sisters Antoinette and husband Charlie Ligotino, Fanny and her husband Peter Ligotino, June and her husband John (Skippy) Barry, Bernice Lombardi and Lucy Lombardi. He also was predeceased by his brother, John Lombardi, and baby brother, Benny Lombardi.
Frank had a storied career in the Hudson Valley, a family of what would have been twelve children of immigrant parents who settled in a small town called Highland. He embodied the true meaning of a smalltown son, working after quitting grade school to help support his family. He learned and worked hard to build a multimillion-dollar business. In later years, after retiring, he went on to become a 20year elected official as the Town of Lloyd highway superintendent. A few years back, he was most proud when he received his honorary High School Diploma, issued by thenGovernor George Pataki. His contributions are vast, ranging from highway development, municipal sewer line jobs, and contracts with Conrail, to building soccer fields, cemeteries and endless and selfless donations of time and money to better his beloved community of Highland.
Calling hours will take place Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 218 Mill St., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. A street level and wheelchair accessible entrance is located off Vassar Street.
The family is honored to be able to lay to rest Highland’s first son, Frank, next to his beloved wife on Monday, Oct. 31, in Highland Cemetery, Highland, N.Y., following a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at Stjude.org. For directions, online condolences or to send the family a sympathy card, please visit our website at www. torsonememorial.com.