Frank Bellavia

Obituary of Frank Bellavia

Bellavia, Frank L.

Gates: April 26, 2018, at the age of 78. Predeceased by his sister, Vera Hart. Frank is survived by his loving & devoted wife, Jackie M. (Ford) Bellavia; daughter. Lisa (Rob) Liberatore; sons Frank (Kim) Bellavia & Mark (Denise) Bellavia; grandchildren, Deanna (Evan Paris) Liberatore, Nicole (Jared Sharp) Liberatore, Kerri Bellavia, Jake Bellavia, Courtney Bellavia, Ryan Bellavia; sister, Lena (Pat) DelVecchio; brother, Al (Mary Lou) Bellavia;brother-in-law, Donald Hart; Aunt, Connie DiCesare; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

 Frank’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to his floor 3400 special caregivers at Unity Hospital. Special gratitude to  Dr. Robert Agostinelli & Dr. Ronald Sham. 

Frank’s visitation will be held 1-5 PM on Sunday, April 29th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Monday at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Rd. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Those wishing may contribute to the Lipson Cancer and Blood Center, 1425 Portland Ave, Rochester, NY 14621 in Frank’s memory.

Frank grew up in Rochester, NY with his 3 siblings, Vera, Al and Lena. During his youth, Frank developed a strong work ethic at a young age. He would attend school in the morning and go to work in the afternoon. Frank played football and baseball at Madison High School where he graduated in 1959. He went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline on May 6, 1961. Frank and Jacqueline raised 3 children, Lisa, Frank and Mark. He worked at the Star Market for 27 years. Frank started out bagging groceries at Star Market and worked his way up to Operation Manager. He also was the VP for 17 years at Sugar Creek. Family always came first for Frank. He enjoyed playing Bingo at Christmas time with family and was very supportive of his grandchildren’s activities. Frank’s favorite hobbies were golfing, wood working, landscaping and growing his vegetable garden. He also liked to watch the T.V. series Blue Bloods and watched old war movies. Frank’s favorite music artist was Frank Sinatra and he was a NY Yankee’s baseball fan. He was described as a handy man with a good  sense of humor.  Frank was known to be a caring, gracious and selfless man. He was a great provider, a teacher and a friend. Frank will be deeply missed, and his memory will be cherished by his loving family and friends.