Frank Peter Ramano, 85
Peter Romano, 85, of Richfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at
Frank was born on July 24, 1925, to Guiseppe and
Rosa (nee Francescone) in Nutley, N.J.
Frank entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and would
serve in the European Theater of Operations with the 90th Infantry
Division in France, Luxembourg and Germany. Frank would participate in the
D-Day landings in Normandy France and was wounded a month later in July of
1944. Frank was wounded a second time in December of 1944 by a German
Frank finished the war in a U.S. Army hospital and
returned home to New Jersey in 1945. For his sacrifice during World War
II, Frank earned the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star
Medal with oak leaf cluster and the Combat Infantrymanís Badge.
He is survived by his wife, Donna M. James (nee Dembowski); daughters, Patricia Mancini, Betty (Tom) Gannon and Theresa
(Don) Simon; and two stepchildren, Julie (Fred) Hagstrom and Paul James;
grandchildren, Tracy, Tommy "T," Jimmy, Andy and Jenelle; three
step grandchildren, Kelsey (Corey), Brad Scott and Brad William; brother,
Pasqual (Terry) Romano; and sister in-law, Barbara Romano. He is further
survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, first
wife of 59 years, Rose (nee Pizzi); brothers, Joseph and Harry; and
sisters, Henrietta and Jean.
A funeral service for Frank will be held at Holy
Cross Lutheran Church, W156 N8131 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, on
Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Meredith Musaus presiding.
Visitation will be at the church only from 2 p.m. until time of service.
Interment will take place at St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery on Friday,
Jan. 28, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations
sent to Kathy Hospice, 3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting
The family would like to extend a special thank
you to the staff at St. Lukes Hospital and Kathy Hospice for their
extended care and compassion.