Frank Valentine Buonaiuto, 78, of New Milford, beloved husband of Joyce (Marmorstein) Buonaiuto, was called Home to our Heavenly Father after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Frank passed peacefully surrounded by the love of his family at his home on August 8, 2019. He was born in Milford on June 30, 1941, son of the late Anthony and Florence (Minikel) Buonaiuto.
Frank was blessed with 56 years marriage to the love of his life, Joyce. He adored her and their life together at Candlewood Lake with their 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter.
Frank will be fondly remembered as a loving and proud family man who would stop at nothing to help someone; a dedicated friend; a kind hearted and hardworking man with a brilliant mind; a talented and creative carpenter; a skilled electrician; an inventor who left no project incomplete; a world explorer who always chose the road less traveled; a lover of life and children; a “superior human being;” a proud patriot; and a US Army veteran. Frank would do anything for anybody – all with a warm smile. His life was extraordinarily well lived and his memory will be eternal.
Frank was the loving father of Anthony and his wife Janette, Frank Jr. and his wife Jodie, Elizabeth Caraluzzi, Tara Carr and her husband Tony; proud grandfather of Anthony Jr., Christopher,Vincent, Nicholas, and Kimberly Buonaiuto, Hailey and Jake Caraluzzi, Francesco, Annabella, Antonio and Angelina Carr; honored great-grandfather of Olive Buonaiuto.
He is also survived by his brothers, Valentine and wife Judy, John and wife Janet; his sisters Eileen Michael and husband Dennis, and Denise Buonaiuto. Frank is also survived by his dear friend and father-in-law Earl Hughes; countless nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his sister Florence Buonaiuto; brother James Buonaiuto; and his beloved mother-in-law, Betty Hughes.