OSWEGO, NY – Frank (Francis) Joseph Barilla, 80, of Oswego, passed away on December 7, 2014, after battling a long illness.
Frank was born February 11, 1934, in Elmira, NY.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine; his five children: Deborah (Thomas) Akers, Donna (Michael) Weigelt, Diane (Thomas) Putnam, Darlene (Rick) Favata and Frank (Caryn) Barilla; three sisters: Carmella VanRensellaer, Theresa Witchtowski and Rose Moshier; 10 grandchildren: Joey, Angela, Josh, Karissa, Brianna, Rachel, Gavin, Garrett, Isabella and Jacob; four great-grandchildren: Judah, Lydia, Luella and Lyla.
He was the owner and operator of Barilla’s Auto Service as well as many properties in Oswego alongside his wife, Lorraine, from 1958 until he was no longer able to work due to his illness.
Frank was also active in local politics, serving as Third Ward alderman and chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Most importantly, Frank can be remembered as a hardworking and loving husband, father and grandfather to his family.
“I love you more!”
Private, family, services will be held.
The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.