Frank W. DiGregorio

Date of Death: 
August 18th, 2020

Frank W. DiGregorio passed away on August 18, 2020 at the age of 96. He was the loving husband of the late Jean (nee Isopi) who passed away on September 7, 2019. Frank was born December 24, 1923 in Philadelphia. He was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (nee Luciano) DiGregorio. He was a devout parishioner of Maternity BVM Church in Bustleton. Prior to that Frank proudly served his country during WII in the US Navy. His three passions were baseball (which Frank played in the Minor Leagues), golf and of course his family. He was the humble patriarch of an ever growing family. He is survived by his three children; Denise Coleman (Timothy), Frank DiGregorio (Josie) and Richard DiGregorio, six grandchildren Ray (Erin), Christopher (Lisa), Timothy (Brittany), Jessica (Deena), Sean (Jenna) and Natalie and as well as his 4 amazing great grandchildren; Lily, Lucas, Ryan and Asher. Frank was predeceased by his sisters Rose Watson and Florence Mace. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, August 24, 2020 from 9 to 10am at Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue, Phila PA 19115. Funeral Mass will follow at 10am. Interment will take place at a later time with Military Honors at Washington’s Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honor of his wife to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

Memories and Condolences

Big Frank was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor and vitality. Our families shared many holidays, vacations, gatherings together. We are grateful to have been able to call him Pop and have special memories of him. He'll be very missed. God rest his soul. Now he is free!
My condolences to the entire family. I remember Frank and Jean when we were kids. My grandmother was his sister, Rosie. My father, mother, and brothers and sister all send their condolences as well. God Bless.
Uncle Frank was the greatest. A man with a great sense of humor and a great personality. When he was in the room he put a smile on everyone’s face. He was loved by everyone. I’m certain he’s in heaven right now with Aunt Jean.
You were always Pop Pop to me since the start of dating Chris in 2005. I didn’t have grandparents of my own for quite some time.. I loved everything about you, the best sense of humor..you loved your food (we’ll even miss you complaining when we were late showing up to dinner because you had to wait on us to eat) an every Sunday seeing you sit outside Longshore smoking a cigar. When visiting you an Mom Mom at home an you leaving the table right after eating to go relax upstairs away from us (although we were visiting you too!) I will forever be grateful having you both healthy for our wedding and never forget you asking if there will be any young good looking girlfriends there to dance the jitterbug with because Jean didn’t do much dancing... Our boys were lucky enough to meet an Lucas lucky enough to get to spend many days with you both. I promise you that you will forever live on through them. We will continue to talk about their amazing great grandparents an show them the pictures and videos we have together. I know Mom Mom is so happy that your there with her now but I’m sure she will be sick of seeing you soon 😉 I hope heaven has as much good food you want up there an all of the blankets you need to keep warm. We love you Pop Pop xoxo Chris, Lisa, Lucas and Asher
God rest your soul Frank. I was just thinking about you a couple of days before I got the news of your passing. You will be missed that's for sure. I remembered the fun we had playing golf together at the Abington Club. It was a fun day. I think you could have gone another 18 holes. I know your with everybody now. I'm the last one left now of the cousins. I miss you all. God bless. Cousin Theresa
Please let me know when the military services will be at Washington Crossing. As a Vietnam Veteran I would like to attend. I Frank was a neighbor and I never knew that he was a Veteran.
To Josie, Frank, and your entire family, We were so sorry to hear about your father. He was such a great guy ! We loved seeing and talking to him out front on your patio as he listened to the baseball game with you, Frank, and smoked his cigar. He always had something nice to say and Garry loved when he said he liked our lawn :) Our deepest sympathy to all of you and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless your dad and your family !
I am very sorry for your loss. Frank and Jean were a staple on Algard street. Great memories. When I visited them a few years ago, Frank brought up his baseball career and the fact that you could look him up on the Internet and see his stats for the RedSox. Very proud. Sorry I couldn't be there in person to send my condolences.

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