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Francis Rignanesi, Jr.

September 8, 1961 - September 30, 2014

Burial Date September 30, 2014

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Francis (Frank) Rignanesi, Jr., age 53, of Taylor, died early Tuesday morning at home. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Brenda Bernardini Rignanesi. High school sweethearts and together for over 37 years, the couple were married on September 11, 1982.
Born in Scranton on September 8, 1961, son of Regina Rignanesi of Old Forge and the late Francis Rignanesi, Sr., Frank was a graduate of Old Forge, Class of 1979. He attended Penn State University where he began his love for Nittany Lion Football. For over 25 years, he worked as a maintenance supervisor, most recently for NDC Real Estate Management, Inc. An outdoorsman who enjoyed visits to his hunting cabin in Lake Ariel, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. His greatest happiness came in spending time with his family on trips to Walt Disney World. A loving husband, father, son, brother, relative and friend, passing away unexpectedly, Frank will forever be missed by all of those who loved him.
He is also survived by his dear children, Ryan Rignanesi of Old Forge, and Robyn Rignanesi of Lancaster; his siblings, Raymond Rignanesi and wife Michelle and Diane Dolinish and husband Eugene, all of Old Forge; two aunts; an uncle; and nieces and nephews.
Blessing services at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, to be conducted by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge, will be private. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.
A lifelong animal lover, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 969 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., 18411.