Albert J. Frangione

Albert J. Frangione, 92, of Northvale, NJ, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Ann (nee Zacchea). Loving father of Gary and wife Geraldine, Thomas (Lisa), John and wife Marcy, James and wife Little Star, Stephen and wife Lisa, Michele Mazzola and husband Craig and Christopher and wife Rebecca. Adored grandfather of ten grandchildren; Anthony, Timothy, Allison, Nicholas, Alexander, Samantha, Benjamin, Jake, Jackson, and Evie. Predeceased by four sisters and one brother.

Al was a proud US Army Veteran of the Korean War and belonged to the Northvale VFW, Norwood American Legion and the DAV. He was a devoted and active parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church in Northvale, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and lector. Al belonged to the Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Council. He was also a Scout Master for Troop 324 for seven years. Before enjoying retirement, Al worked for the NYC Transit Authority in Brooklyn for over 25 years.  

Visiting hours are Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Northvale with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

The funeral Mass can be viewed through the livestream link below:

In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital,


  1. My dad. My hero.
    Always –

  2. Kiersten Avitabile

    You will always have a special place in my heart. I will cherish the memories we shared now and forever. You will be missed by all who knew.

  3. All my condolences to the family. I have so many great memories of Sonny and Patsy growing up in NYC with Aunt Joan and Lizzie. Prayers to all of them

  4. Bic, Lisa, Sam, and Ben

    My beloved father…the kindest man you will ever meet. Even though my heart is broken, I can face each day peacefully knowing you and mom are together again. Love you dad, always and forever.

  5. Al,
    I always looked forward to when you would stop by the shop for a conversation. I would sit there and just listen. I always appreciated your opinions. Thank you for always sharing your experiences. Much appreciated. RIP Al.

  6. Deepest Sympathies, Chris, All our love The Vottero’s

  7. Chris and Rebecca


    It seems like only yesterday… (and you know the rest!). Every second spent with you was cherished. I’ll always be your little boy running up Railroad Ave to come meet you and you’ll always be the #1 Dad. Miss you so much, love you forever

  8. May you Rest in peace Sonny in eternal Love.

  9. Rest well in the arms of the Lord
    You no longer need faith because you see so guide us to the same

    Lori Farag

  10. Carole Sobiechowski

    Our condolences to the entire Frangione family! We never met your parents Steve but I feel like we got to know them a little, through conversation with you. We also know that we got to know them through the man that you presented everyday! Your kindness , compassion and generosity of spirit comes from someplace! You made them proud !They will forever live on through each of you. Our love and deepest sympathies. With love , Carole & Tony Sobiechowski

  11. Joyce Santos Benitez

    We are very sorry for your loss. I remember seeing your dad at St. Anthony’s church. He was a very nice man. I grew up going to St. Anthony’s church and he was always attending mass. May his soul rest in peace.✝️ We will keep him in our prayers.

  12. Rest peacefully, Sonny.
    You are loved and will be missed by many.

  13. Uncle Sonny,
    A man I always looked up to. He was always there when I needed special advice on a life changing decisions. He will be missed. I love you Unc and I am so glad you are back with Aunt Pat your beloved, and all the people we’ve lost over the years. RIP

  14. Ricky Richard Joseph Frangione

    You Shared with Everyone you met Your Heart. Soul. and LOVE!

    You are now With ALL the departed in Our Lives SO Please ask ALL to Look Over Us Always

    There is NO Uncle Sonny without Aunt Pat (Both BLESSED and shared every Bit of it with ALL

    THANK YOU & Rest Peacefully

  15. Dear Al
    I will miss our annual meetings. It was always a pleasure to see and speak with you. You are a wonderful person with an exceptional soul. God Bless you. You must be happy to rejoin with Pat.

    The Frangione Family – My deepest sympathy goes out to you. You were blessed with such wonderful parents.

  16. I’m so sorry to hear…he was such a great guy! He was my ShopRite customer but became a friend who adored the Mets like me.

  17. Mary Lynne Pallasch (Mike G.'s Daughter)

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Al’s passing. I remember visiting with your family in the early 70’s. Your dad was so sweet to drive us all around NYC and show us the sights! It was a trip I will always think of fondly. I remember him showing us how to place a penny on the railroad tracks to have it flattened! I loved both your parents and their sense of humor, kindness and love they showed towards our family. I was so grateful they both came to my mom’s funeral in 2018. Al is probably joking around with Mike G. about their days together in the Army (where they met!)

    Keep your memories in your heart. Wishing you all peace at this difficult time.

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