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Frank Risafi Obituary

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Frank Risafi

Jackson Twp., NJ

July 8, 1936 - February 11, 2024

Frank Risafi Obituary

FRANK R. RISAFI, 87, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Twp., NJ. Frank was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived in Matawan, NJ before settling in Jackson Twp., 22 years ago.

Frank was employed as a Textile Designer by RWJ, Inc., in New York City, for 40 years.

He was a United States Veteran, proudly serving in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Sargeant. Frank was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

Frank was a parishioner at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Jackson Twp., NJ. He loved painting in oils and watercolor, ceramics, gardening, and photography. He was also a big fan of classic movies. Frank enjoyed his local community theater where he wrote, acted in, and directed many shows. He also used his artistic talent to create the stage props. But his greatest joy was being surrounded by his family and grandchildren.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, George and Rose Risafi. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Concetta Risafi; his son Christopher Risafi Sr., and his wife Jeanne; his daughter Diana Whelan, and her husband Tom; his nine grandchildren: Christopher Risafi Jr., Timothy Risafi, Sabrina Risafi, Ryan Risafi, Thomas Whelan Jr., and his husband, Pete Caccio, Nicholas Whelan, and his wife Chelsi, Tyler Whelan, Cassandra Whelan, and Emily Whelan Bab, and her husband Jason; and by his brother George Risafi, and his wife Dorothy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 4-8PM, at the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ 08527. A funeral gathering will be offered at 10:00AM on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the funeral home. His Funeral Liturgy will follow at 11:15AM at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ. Interment will follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Rd., Arneytown, NJ. If so desired, contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942, and would be greatly appreciated. For directions, further information, and to send condolence messages to the family, please select the appropriate tab.


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