Francis Anthony Romano

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April 29, 1944 - March 14, 2019

Francis “Frank” Anthony Romano, 74, of Powder Springs, Georgia, died peacefully in his home on the evening of March 14. Frank was born in Watervliet, New York on April 29, 1944 to Mr. and Mrs. Francis and Anna Theresa (Polskowski) Romano. He was a graduate of Watervliet High School, and a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He met Judy Ann Salmeri after a blind date, and married Judy in 1969.

Frank honorably served as a professional firefighter in the Albany (New York) Fire Department, was a 2-time Firefighter of the Year, and an honoree in the Heroes Hall of Fame. Frank leaves behind his beloved wife, three children, Justine, Nicki, and Frank, and five grandchildren Madison, Jackson, Frank, Sammy, and Ella.

In addition to his service as a firefighter, Frank was also an exceptional woodworker, mason, and carpenter. To the residents of Menands, New York, Mr. Romano was best known for his meatballs, legendary “garbage bread,” and good humor over cocktails and table games. 

Frank is predeceased by his parents, his brother Tom, and sister Frances.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6 PM, in the chapel of Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main St., Acworth, GA.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the funeral from 4 - 6 PM.  

12 Comments To "Francis Anthony Romano"

Sandy Jupin On Dec 07 2019 at 12pm
Frankie and I went to high school together in Watervliet. I was one of the Maplewood kids and I remember exactly where his house was though it was very long ago. He was always a very nice guy and I have good memories of lots of fun times. My condolences to his family RIP. Reply to this comment
The Tozier Family On Mar 20 2019 at 11am
We are so sorry for the loss of Frank. We have so enjoyed the company of Justine and Matt's extended families over the past several years. Frank was no exception. Such a kind man. He will be missed. (and his meatballs) Reply to this comment
Shirley & Mike On Mar 20 2019 at 11am
Sweet Frank, we are going to miss you so very much. Heaven has gained the best angel, will love you forever. Reply to this comment
celeste Rossi (Blair) On Mar 20 2019 at 11am
thinking of all of you during this difficult time. I know my father and Frank are having some cold ones together! xoxo Reply to this comment
Mary On Mar 20 2019 at 11am
RIP Frank, always loved that quirky smile! Reply to this comment
Tiffany romano aguado On Mar 19 2019 at 11am
So sorry for your passing uncle frank. I remember the best memories of pool side, jokes and holiday spirits. I wish i would have seen you more over the last decade but life happens. Gram passed just a few short months of you, she still talked about you guys. Total heart break over the last year. Im glad there is no more struggle and you are at peace. Please share your love with gram and pop. Love you and will continue to miss your memories shared. Reply to this comment
The Voris family On Mar 19 2019 at 11am
We are so sorry for your loss. May the memories keep your hearts full. Our prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Reply to this comment
Tom and michelle monticup On Mar 20 2019 at 1pm
Frank was tom’s Good friend since kindergarten. He was our daughter’s godfather. We spent many happy times with Judy and frank over the years. We will miss him very much and we will love him forever
Sharon Romano On Mar 19 2019 at 11am
Judy and Family My condolences to you and your family,Your in our thoughts and prayers. Love Sharon Michael,Tiffany & Michael and Family❤️ Reply to this comment
John Filipello On Mar 19 2019 at 11am
I had the Honor and privledge of working with Frankie on Truck 2 AFD. Great Firefighter, hell of a cook trusted and valued Friend. I love you Brother RIP God Bless you and your entire Family. Reply to this comment
Melissa Kosmin Winkelman On Mar 18 2019 at 2pm
Such a wonderful man. Very glad I was able to know and spend time with him when I lived in Atlanta. That garbage bread for sure was a signature dish and always looked forward to that at Romano/Zarch get together's. May the many happy memories everyone has of Frank comfort them throughout the days ahead. Reply to this comment
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