Francis (Big Frank) Rosario Mangieri, 69, of Little Falls, NY passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY surrounded by his loving family.
Born on January 3rd, 1948 in North Tarrytown, NY he was the son of late Francis Paul and Christine (Wilson) Mangieri.
For many years Frank owned and operated Frank's Florist in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He served on the board of Trustees for North Tarrytown. In 1987 he and his family moved to Tivoli, NY where he continued his love of horticulture in the form of landscaping.
Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was famous for cooking feasts for his family and friends, known as "Men's Night". As an avid reader and writer he was able to use poetry as a form of communicating. He reached out with the use of his poetry to help others in tough times. Big Frank was an active sponsor in the AA community. He would offer sound advice and was a great listener. Always there to lift your spirit with his humor. He was a kind man with a gentle soul.
Frank is survived by his three children , Francis ( Little Frankie) Rosario Mangieri Jr of Chapel Hill, NC, Daniel Mangieri of Tivoli, NY, Emily Mangieri of Tivoli, NY; the loving mother of his children and wife of 30 years, Patricia (Singer) Mangieri of Tivoli, NY, and grandchildren Anthony, Samuel, Devin, and Jackson ; along with numerous extended family and friends.
Funeral service and interment will be private.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.