SISTO, FRANK A., JR.,
63, of Middlebridge, passed away peacefully in 2007, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Arlene (Gavin) Sisto and son of Frank A. Sisto, Sr. and the late Valma (McLachlan) Sisto.
After twenty years of distinguished service in the US Navy, Frank retired in 1981 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He joined the faculty of New England Institute of Technology as an Associate Professor in the Electronics Department, where he taught for over 24 years.
In his youth Frank had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Besides his wife Frank is survived by his daughter, Robin Charlonne and her husband Peter; two sons, Frank A. Sisto, III, and Michael J. Sisto and his Fiance, Jamie Carrara; a granddaughter, Lily Charlonne; and two sisters, Lorraine Giarrusso and Ann Songen; and loving family and caring friends.
Calling Hours Sunday 4-7 PM in the A.A. MARIANI & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins St., Providence. Funeral Monday at 9 AM. Mass of Christian burial at 11AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 128 High St., South Kingstown. Burial with military honors in the R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
In his memory, donation to: Home & Hospice Care of RI, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, 02869 or the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 3004, Warwick, 02886. WWW.MARIANIANDSON.COM.
Published in The Providence Journal on 5/5/2007.
Note: Frank’s mother, Valma Sisto, passed away a couple of months earlier, in March.