March 19, 1962 ~ June 9, 2022

Born in: New York, New York
Resided in: Smithtown, New York

Frank J. D’Ambrosio passed away at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, NY on June 9th, 2022. He was 60 years old.

Frank was born in New York City on March 19th, 1962, to Luisa and the late Romeo D’Ambrosio. He spent his childhood in the Bronx before moving with his family to Mastic Beach, New York, where he graduated from William Floyd High School in 1980. He then earned his BBA from Dowling College and his MBA from Adelphi University. The amiability he brought with him to every stage of his life began in childhood and defined the many friendships and memories formed during these early years of life, which he cherished always.

Frank worked for several companies before establishing himself at American Express in 1988, where he met his beloved wife, Sheila Mulcahy. They were married on September 18th, 1994 and had four children- Lianna, Matthew, Laura, and Caroline. In 1999, Frank’s family settled in Smithtown, NY where he lived the rest of his life. His most recent position was Vice President of Finance at Intrado in Islandia, NY.

Frank’s blend of interests were a reflection of his traditional, Italian upbringing and his enthrallment with Modern America’s cultural canon. Among his prized possessions were a set of Technics speakers and (mandatorily) high horsepower Chryslers. Both of which were used to blast heavy metal hits of AC/DC and Black Sabbath in a rotation that also included Beethoven and Renato Carosone. Food was paramount, and Frank put great effort into preparing Italian dishes for his family to enjoy. Homemade pizza, sausage and peppers, rice balls, pasta broccoli, and a digestif of cheese were his favorites.

Sports were an integral part of Frank’s life. Throughout the years, he saw his New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New York Mets win titles, and, as an eternal optimist in all areas of life, always found something to look forward to regarding the New York Jets. Besides sports, Frank truly treasured comedy. Nothing made him happier than laughing with his wife and children.

A devoted father, husband, son and brother, Frank’s favorite pastime was spending time with his family. When his elder children reached the stage of life that took them out of the home more often, Frank would acknowledge how wonderful it was when all his children were with him, “sharing laughs” in the same room.

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, 4 children, mother Luisa D’Ambrosio, sister Adele McDermott, and many family and friends.

Services

Visitation: June 12, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Second Visitation: June 12, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Mass: June 13, 2022 9:45 am

St. Patrick's R C Church Smithtown
280 E Main St
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


Interment:

Smithtown Cemetery
64 North Country Rd.
SMITHTOWN, NY 11787


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  1. My heart is broken for you, Sheila. Warmest thoughts & prayers to you and your family.
    Much love, Ann Marie

  2. Frank was a few years older than me when we were in Jr High and High School, and I knew him to be a funny, benevolent, kind guy I looked up to. I have only good memories of Frank and am saddened by his passing. I offer my sympathies to the D’Ambrosio family for their loss.

  3. Our family will not be the same without frank I know we will find comfort in each other and we will get through this together
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Incredibly heartbreaking news. He was a few years older than my friends and me and always one of the nicest guys I knew as a kid. My condolences to his family and friends.

  5. Frank was a lifelong dear best friend to both of my big brothers and he spent a lot of fun times at our house as I was growing up. He was an all-around good guy, sweet and funny, a true gentleman. Our whole family mourns with the D’Ambrosios. Gone too soon, but surely welcomed lovingly into the arms of our Father in Heaven. May he Rest In Peace. .

  6. candleMy deepest condolences to the D’Ambrosio family during this difficult time. Prayers to all who knew Frank . #floydstrong

  7. We are truly heartbroken. Frank was a gentle soul. We will remember him fondly as being always happy, funny and kindhearted. Our deepest condolences to the family during this very difficult time. May happy memories carry you through this.

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss. Frank will be missed so much. Our most heartfelt condolences to you all. Sending you love and strength. RIP dear cousin.

  9. Siamo molto dispiaciuti per la vostra perdita. Riposa in pace, nostro caro nipote.

  10. So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Frank was a true gentleman, and an all around wonderful person. Our sincere condolences to Sheila, their children, and the rest of Frank’s family.

  11. candleWe are so sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful and caring soul. We are so very saddened. Sending the family our love and prayers. His memory will be eternal.

  12. candleWe will miss you Francesco. You were a great cousin.. I will never forget you🌹❤

  13. candleMy condolences to all those who new Frank. I had the privilege of knowing Frank for many years as we worked together at TransFirst. His quick wit, loyalty, brilliance and sense of humor was legendary. It was a true honor to know Frank and my sympathy to the family I know he loved you all very much! He was always quick to show pictures and special stories of all of you as he was a proud husband and father.

  14. candleIt was such a shock to learn of Frank’s passing. Frank’s warmth and kind nature will be greatly missed. We will always remember having lunch with him at Zia Luisa’s house the last time we were in New York. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this unimaginably difficult time.

  15. candleThought and prayers to Shelia and her family. May the memories you share help you through this most difficult time.

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