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Francis J. "Frank" Carino Sr.

August 22, 1927 — July 1, 2023

Stoneham, Massachusetts

Francis J. "Frank" Carino Sr.

Francis J. ‘Frank” Carino Sr. of Stoneham passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at his home.  He is 95 years of age.

Born on Monday, August 22, 1927 in Boston, Francis is the loving son of the late Antonio Carino and Santa (Cosimo) Carino.  Francis is a warm, kind & gentle son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend.  He will be truly missed.

Frank was the long-time proprietor of Hilltop Fuel Co. Inc, a heating oil dealer located in Stoneham.  In 1967 Frank began a long relationship with the Order Sons of Italy in America at Lodge #1359 located in Medford, MA, holding various offices including Venerable (Lodge President) as well as President of the Building Committee, known as The 1359 Corporation.  A lifelong fan of his beloved Boston Red Sox.  If he wasn’t listening to the games on a small transistor radio plugged into his ear, he could be found in front of the TV watching the “ball games” as he put it.  He was finally able to see them win several championships during his lifetime.  As for hobbies, his were helping others build and fix things.  He would be the first to volunteer his knowledge, skills, and labor (as well as his vast collection of tools) to get the jobs done.  His catchphrase was, “Don’t start anything until I get there!”.  There was no job too big or too complicated.  He got the job done.  He will always be remembered as larger than life, a man among men.  His family and friends will miss him.

Francis is the beloved husband of the late Gemma (Caratelli) Carino.  He is the devoted father of John Carino and his wife Fran, Sharon S. Searing and her late husband Eddie and the late James A. Carino and his surviving wife Kathy.  The cherished grandfather of Christine Venet and her husband Chris, Nicholas J. Carino Sr. and his wife Marissa, Frank J. Carino and his wife Katie, Peerless Elgin, IV, Francesca Williams and her husband Stephen, Ethan Elgin and his wife Berlin, Ryan J. Carino, William Carino, Julia Carino, Fallon Soye, Robert Soye, Christian Soye, Liam Soye & Quinton Soye, Francis is the doting great grandfather of Nicholas J. Carino Jr., Gianni J. Carino, Anthony J. Carino, Julianna G. Carino, Cameron Olson, Carter King, Jason Deveau, Alexander Deveau, Eliza Elgin, Aileen Elgin & Naomi Elgin.  He is the dear brother of the late Billy Carino and his late wife Dorothy, the late Joe Carino and his late wife Marita and the late Tina Vecchio and her late husband Bill.  Francis will also be lovingly remembered by Buster, Lisa, Alison and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Francis’ Family on Friday, July 7th from 8:30 – 9:30am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street (RT 28) STONEHAM.  Parking attendants and elevator are available.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Francis’ Eternal Life will be held on Friday, July 7th at 10am in Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central Street STONEHAM.  Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Francis’ memory to The Semper Fi and America’s Fund.  Home - Semper Fi & America's Fund (thefund.org)

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Visitation

Friday, July 7, 2023

8:30 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Stoneham

482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Celebration of Life

Friday, July 7, 2023

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Interment

Friday, July 7, 2023

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