Frank Chiorazzi Sr.

Obituary of Frank Chiorazzi Sr.

Frank Chiorazzi Sr. was born on December 28, 1937 at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. In 1958, he would move to California. The following year he would meet the Love of his life, Marie, and the couple would marry in 1960.

In 1970, he and his wife would start a company called Franmara which is a combination of their first names - Frank and Marie. Franmara is now a major supplier of wine and bar accessories in the US. Not only was Frank a successful business owner, but he was the greatest chef. Family and friends loved and enjoyed the meals he would share with them.

In 2015, Marie, the Love of his life of 56 years, had passed. Frank missed her dearly, but always remained strong for his family and continued their legacy of Franmara.

Frank is survived by his 3 sons: Frank Patrick (Christine), John (Heidi), Anthony, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother John E Chiorazzi (Margaret) and his loving sister Claudette Casella (Vincent) and 16 nieces and nephews.

He was a devoted Roman Catholic and a parishioner of Carmel Mission for 33 years. He will always be remembered as a very generous, caring, and loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Also, well-known for being the perfect gentleman by many. Frank will be deeply missed by all.


Frank's Favorite Psalm Verses

Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Psalm 23:1-3


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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Mission Mortuary
450 Camino El Estero
Monterey, California, United States
Rosary to conclude visitation

Catholic Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Carmel Mission Basilica
3080 Rio Road
Carmel, California, United States


11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Mission Ranch Restaurant
26270 Dolores Street
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
To immediately follow after mass
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