Frank T. Crivello Sr., 79
Frank T. Crivello Sr. passed on into eternal life on Friday, March 27, in Naples, Fla., after a long battle with Parkinsonís disease at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his wife and remarkable caregiver of 23 years, Lou Crivello; his four children, Carrie Mays, Frank (Laura) Crivello, Jennifer (Christopher) Ott and Beth (Adam) Crivello-Wagner; his two step-children, Dave (Leisa) Burgess and Dale (Mary) Burgess; his 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; his brother, Bro. Mario Crivello, Michigan, and sister, Antoinette Leyda.
Visitation will be held Tuesday April 7, from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 138 W. Buntrock Ave., Thiensville, with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 6 p.m. Private interment Zur Ruhe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frankís name may be made to the Parkinsonís Association of Southwest Florida, 1048 Goodlette-Frank Road, Suite 201, Naples, Fla., 34102.
Frank was simply adored by his family, many friends, colleagues and acquaintances that truly blessed his life. Always quick with a smile and a perfectly delivered joke, his presence brightened every golf course, courtroom, church and poker table he graced. Even as he stared multiple health issues in the face, he did so with kindness and humor, remaining focused on what matters Ė love and family. He never met a pasta he didnít like, a courtroom he couldnít command or a tee box he couldnít conquer. This giant of a man lived his life so thoughtfully, leaving nothing but happiness in his wake. Founding partner of Crivello Carlson, S.C., in Milwaukee, his close to 40 years of law practice earned him accolades and immense respect. He was more than an attorney Ė he was a mentor, a friend, a partner and a trusted confidant.
Special thanks to his health care providers who made his life living with Parkinsonís as comfortable as possible: Gus Moreno and Rosa Huseman of Naples, Fla.; Debbie Tatum and Connie Pawslowski of Grafton; and Luther Manor Adult Day Services, Cedarburg.
The family is assisted by Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service, Mequon, 241-8085, www.schmidtandbartelt.com.