Frank Abriola Jr. Sonny

He was never happier than when he had rod and reel in hand. Frank even used the week he took off for his honeymoon to teach his wife to fish. He never lost his rhythm: Sonny danced the Jitterbug, preferably with two women on his arms. He had a massive garden with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash and Zucchini, but usually lost interest in it come July (but how many tomatoes can two people eat, anyway?) If more than two people showed up at his house a party would break out; Frank would head for the grill and do a little BBQ. And Sonny always loved his inground pool, clothing optional of course. He was great with his hands: Frank worked for many years as a carpenter and maintenance specialist.
A pretty redhead named Lynne would pick him up at the Castle Bar, but it took him 11 years to convince her he was marriage material. They’d celebrate 41 years. Frank is survived by his children: Frank (Peachie), Geraldine (Chris), John (Maryanna), Michael (Janine), Victor Woodington, Kelli Dezeeuew (Jerry), Timothy Woodington and Samantha Woodington (Ryan); 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings: Geraldine O’Reilly (the late Bob) and Marie Diamond (Roger); and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Louise Santigati.
Come celebrate 80 great years Friday 9-11 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment Private.

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