Frank A. Prodigo

   Frank A. Prodigo, 88, a lifelong resident of Closter, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Beloved husband of Ines (nee Perez) for 23 years.  Devoted father of Richard “Skip” and his wife Kathy of Lincoln Park, Sandra Capasso and her husband Don of Harrington Park, and David and his wife Kelly of Dumont. Step-father of Carol Johnston of FL.  Adored grandfather of Denise, Lisa, Frank, Sherese, Stacey, Nicole, Nicholas, Jenna, Jordan and Billy and great-grandfather of eight.  Dearest brother and brother-in-law of Nino of Northvale, Janet and Ed Frohlich of Northvale, Loretta and Al Hermann of VA and Susan and Bill Essmann of Northvale.  Predeceased by his first wife Margaret, his sister Lucille “Toot” Amorosso and her husband Joseph, sister-in-law Phyllis  and daughter-in-law Beverly.    

   Frank was a draftsman for for Lederle Labs in Pearl River for over 42 years.  He was a Navy veteran of WWII, having served in the Pacific.  He served the boro of Closter as a councilman and was the police commissioner.  Mr. Prodigo was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Closter and was Past Grand Knight.  He was also past president of the Round Table Club in Northvale and was a parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church in Closter.

   Frank  enjoyed fishing and spending his summers in Manasquan.

   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Closter with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Sunday 1-3 PM at the Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale.

   Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital at

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