Francis "Frank" R. Badolato, 87, of Exeter, died July 24, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare in Exeter following a period of failing health.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 25, 1927, the son of Frank Badolato and Rose (Lissandrello) Badolato. Having spent much of his earlier life in New York, he has been a resident of Exeter for the past 38 years. He spent a career in the life insurance business, was an accomplished pianist, and a car enthusiast. Mostly, he enjoyed his time with his wife of 61 years, Lenore, both at home and his longtime summer residence at Lake Morey in Fairlee, VT. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean War and a graduate of Brooklyn Prep High School and Georgetown University.
He was predeceased by his parents and one son, Steven. He is survived by his wife, Lenore Badolato of Exeter, one son and his wife, Mark and Roblyn Badolato of Nottingham, NH, and two daughters and their spouses, Karey and Mark Gosselin of Newfields, NH and Suzy and Andrew Seaver of Essex, VT., eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by a brother, George Badolato and his wife Mical of Durham, NH.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael Church, Exeter, NH.
Burial will be in Exeter Cemetery.
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