Frank S. Mondrone passed away at home on Wednesday, June 17th after battling bile duct cancer. He was 69 years old. Born in December 1945 in New York Hospital to Artie and Edith Mondrone, Frank was raised in the Bronx, New York. The Bronx is where he would meet his wife Camille at a dance at St. Catharine's School. The two married in 1967.
A graduate of St. Dominic's Elementary School, All Hallows High School and Iona College, Frank "Frankie Fashion" , got into the Auto Body business in 1974. He was owner and proprietor of Fashion Auto Body for 40 years. He and Camille moved to Pelham in 1984 where they would raise their three boys Artie, Frank Jr., and Michael.
Frank was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a proud member of the Pelham Civic Association, an active parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Vice President of the Father's Club at St. Francis Xavier in the Bronx, and President of the Uniford Bowling League.
Frank loved bowling and spent many memorable Friday nights on the lanes. During the NFL season, you could find him every Sunday glued to his TV with a favorite beverage after placing a friendly wager on the games. But his greatest pleasure came from being around his grandchildren.
Frank is survived by his wife of 48 years, Camille, his three sons: Artie (and wife Melissa), Frank Jr. (and wife Christine), and Michael (and girlfriend Linda). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Anthony, Matthew, Frank III, Olivia and Francesca.
One of Frank's daily routines was reading the obituary columns and he can now be at rest - "He finally made it!".
A Celebration of Frank's life will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 20th and from 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Sunday June 21st. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church located at 559 Pelham Manor Road, Pelham Manor, at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 22nd. Interment will take place following the Church at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank's name to the Cholangio Carcinoma Organization at http://cholangiocarcinoma.org/donate-online/ . For more information or to write a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.