It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Frank Pennimpede, beloved husband and loving father, who passed away peacefully in his home in White Plains, NY on March 28, 2023 next to the love of his life, Elizabeth (Lisa).
Born in Castel Grande, Italy, Frank immigrated to the United States in 1955. In the streets of The Bronx, he learned to speak English playing stick ball with his cousins, brother, and friends. While working as a teenager at Charles Bakery, Frank met Lisa and he instantly knew she was The One. They were married in 1970 and were blessed to have eight children over their 52 year marriage.
Frank was a man with an unparalleled work ethic, something he passed on to all of his children. Over his long career, he worked for The Bell Telephone Company, Nynex, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, applying his love of math and people. No commute was too far, (including Florida to New York weekly for a year), no hours too long, and no job too small for Frank. He loved to work and provide for his family, always remembering to bring gifts back for his children.
When Frank and Lisa moved to Florida for Frank's work in the late 90s, Frank relished in becoming a Floridian. He loved the sunshine and heat, to grill on the lanai, to go see Yankees games at Legends Field during Spring Training, and to take his children and grandchildren (really, anyone he could convince to come with him) to Disney World.
Frank was a fighter his whole life. He always stood up for what was right, spoke for those who didn't have a voice, and helped whoever needed it. He was a man of strong faith, from his youth as an altar boy to teaching Religious Education and leading the Saint John's Youth Group in Mahopac. Upon moving to Florida, he not only became a Eucharistic Minister but also led the Ministry for the Sick and Homebound, bringing communion weekly to those unable to attend mass. From him, we've all learned the true meaning of patience and what it means to be the bigger person.
We will miss his laugh and smile, cheerfulness and positivity, amazing head of hair, and the way he loved us.
Frank is survived by his daughter Jennifer, her fiancé Tony, and her step-children Eva and Sam; his daughter Laura, her husband Rob and their children Giuliana, Sergio, and Antonella; his son Frank, his wife Jenny, and their children Lydia, Adeline, and Samuel; his daughter Amanda, her husband Joseph, and their son Marco; his son Michael, and his daughter Elizabeth Marie. He is also survived by his sisters Roseann (Darrell) and Lucy (Michael) and many adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Frank will be meeting in Paradise his daughters Gabriella and Elizabeth Ann, his parents Felice and Rosa, his brother Vincent, his aunt Caterina and his cousins Roseann and Nicholas.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made in his name to The Alzheimer's Association.