Remembering Frank Brozzetti

Frank Brozzetti
January 31, 2022

Frank Brozzetti, 73, of Naples, FL and Dunmore, PA, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Monday at Frances Georgeson Hospice House at Avon in Naples, FL.  He is survived by his wife, the former, Gloria Kropiewnicki.   The couple would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on August 15th.  

Born in Scranton, son of the late Hugo and Joanne Gillette Brozzetti, Frank was a member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish in Dunmore. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School where he met the love of his life Gloria and then furthered his education by obtaining a degree in accounting from Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton. Frank served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War.

He began a career which became his lifelong passion with his father in running Hugo Amusements and Cigarette Vending and then later ownership of Hugo Amusements LLC along with his sons Frank Jr. and Michael. He also co-owned H&J Vending with his brother-in-law Jim Frye.

Frank was an avid golfer ever since the day his father-in-law Adolph “Dingy” Kropiewnicki put his first club in his hands and thus went on to become an senior and honorary member of Elmhurst Country Club where he won multiple Twilight League Championships with his dear friend John Wasco and Scratch League Champion with his dear friend Tom Powell. He was also a member since 2001 and 3-time Club Champion of Forest Glen Country Club in Naples. In addition to golf, other sports he enjoyed watching the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia 76ers.

Frank will be most remembered by his family and friends as generous, humble, hardworking man who loved life while being humorous.  In addition he was viewed as a confident honest straight shooter.  He was well liked by everyone whom he came in contact with both in Pennsylvania and Florida as he had an engaging personality. His advice was respected both personally and professionally as he was hands on and helped many with different business ventures. But most of all he will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who put his family above all else.

Also surviving in addition to his wife Gloria are his two sons, Frank Jr. and his wife Theresa, Scranton and Michael and his wife Lindsay, Moscow along with his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Vivian Marie and Emilio Michael Brozzetti, as well as a sister, Louise Frye and her husband James, Moosic and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His family wishes to thank the staff of Physicians Regional Medical Center Hospital Cardiac Care in Naples on Pine Ridge Road as well his Emergency Room Dr. Hans Cao, his oncologist Dr. Steven Newmann, and his cardiac physician Dr. Ryan Houk and group as well as the nurses and staff at hospice for all the care and compassion shown to Frank and the family during this difficult time.

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment to follow in the Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends and family may call on Thursday evening from 4-8PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to the Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania 609 Ash Street Scranton 18510.

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