• Frank R. Grappone
    February 21,2014
     

    Frank R. Grappone

    Frank R. Grappone

    JACKSON, Mich. — A Vermont native, currently residing in Jackson, Frank R. Grappone passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the age of 70 years.

    He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Brenda; three children, Michelle (Rich) Savicki, Todd (Jennifer) Grappone and Margaret (Joseph) Stengel; seven grandchildren, Victoria, Drew, Bennett, Enzo, P.J., Jovieanne and Miles.

    Frank graduated from Norwich University in 1966, then served as a captain, with distinction, in the 101st Airborne in the Vietnam War, and was discharged with two Bronze Stars and two letters of commendation.

    He went on to a successful business career, until his retirement in 2006.

    Frank was an avid fly fisherman, hunter and golfer, and was an active member of The Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yard Benchrest Club, where he won several marksmanship awards.

    The family received friends at the Desnoyer Funeral Home Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, when a memorial service was held, with the Rev. Kerry Snyder officiating.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trout Unlimited, Vietnam Veterans of America or Allegiance Hospice Home.

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