Frank A. "Moe" Geno, 85, Bellew Ave., Watertown, passed away Tuesday morning, November 13, 2012, at Samaritan Medical Center.
A funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, November 16, at noon. The burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Croghan will be at the convenience of the family.
Mr. Geno was born in Watertown on July 29, 1927, son of Leo and Jennie Fardella Geno. He graduated from Watertown High School.
On June 19, 1945 he entered the US Navy. He received the Victory, American Theater and Asiatic Pacific Medals and was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class on June 27, 1946.
On July 29, 1961 he married Joan P. Pierre at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Burnett officiating.
Frank worked for his brother, Pat, at Geno's Produce in Watertown. He then began his career with NYS Dept. of Transportation. After 35 years of service, he retired as a mechanic.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. He was a member of the Italian American Club, VFW Post 1400, American Legion Post 61, and the Civil Service Employees Union. At one time he worked for Sammy's Florist ,where his specialty was shrubbery - and he especially enjoyed coffee with his buddies in different diners and restaurants around Watertown.
Besides his wife, Joan, Frank is survived by his three daughters, Jennie Vieths and husband, Edward "Sam", Norwood, Rosalie Wahl and husband, Heinz, Clayton, and Joan Geno, Watertown; his nine grandchildren, Crystal Schneider, Great Bend, Catherine and Chris Pitcher, Middlebury, VT, Joshua and Pia Schneider, Black River, Rosalie Ingro, CO, Mitchell & Nicholas Belile, both of Norwood, and Toni, Gavin & Madison Wahl, all of Clayton; three great grandchildren, Tahlia Schneider, Great Bend, and Summer & Christopher Schneider, both of Black River; his sister, Mary Carlo, Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Pat Geno, and his four sisters, Lena Capone, Frances Geno, Rosalie Geno, and Angela Hobart.
Donations in his name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Friday, February 27, 2015, Watertown, NY
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