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Frank Milazzo Jr.

May 1, 1957 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 62)
Frank Milazzo, Jr. passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at his home in Metairie, Louisiana at the age of 62 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. Frank was a lifelong resident of Metairie. He is the son of the late Peggy Hood and Frank Milazzo, Sr. He is the brother of John C. Bono (Kathleen), Steve J. Bono, Richard M. Milazzo (Ida), Peggy A. Hughes (Tim), and Anne M. Lopinto (Mike). He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Linda Ray Milazzo. Frank was an extremely loving and kind man who was proud of and deeply loved his three daughters, Katie M. Griffith (Tripp), Laura A. DeJean (Darr), and Claire E. Milazzo. He was the devoted grandfather, called Pops, of Wesley, Audrey, Nathan, and Colette. He was also an uncle to 23 nieces and nephews as well as 35 great nieces and nephews. To know Frank was to love him. He never met someone he could not find something in which they had in common. In his childhood days, you could find Frank riding his bike to Cleary playground or working on his old Volkswagen Bug. He was a proud Rummel Raider and later became an even prouder Chapellette dad who never missed watching a football game or marching in a parade with his daughters. Frank started dating the love of his life, Linda, when he was only 17 years old. Shortly after, Frank attended Louisiana State University and graduated from the University of New Orleans. Frank was a doting father to his three daughters. He was active and involved in each of their lives; he never missed an event, a performance, or an opportunity to give advice to his girls. Frank worked in sales for most of his adult life. He was a successful Senior Account Executive for UnitedHealthcare, where he worked for more than 25 years. Frank was well respected in the insurance industry by his co-workers, brokers, consultants, and a long list of customers he served over the years. He was a mentor, a friend, and a strong team contributor. He was recognized for his success by being presented with the Pinnacle award three times- an honor bestowed upon only the top 10% of the sales team nationwide. When Frank’s daughters were in grammar school, he was an active member of the Our Lady of Divine Providence School Board and he and Linda made lifelong friends with a group of fellow parents. On Friday nights, you could find them playing in a volleyball league together and on Saturday nights, you could find them playing Bunco. Frank was a New Orleanian through and through. He was a Who Dat fan and never missed a St. Patrick’s Day parade or a Jazz Fest. Frank loved good food and exploring the restaurant scene with his wife. He was known for his homemade Caesar salad dressing and his dirty martinis. He was a knowledgeable handyman; if something needed fixing or updating around the house, Frank either knew how to do it or could figure it out, and he was always willing to teach others how to complete these projects, as well. Even though his life was cut short, Frank did not let the cancer win because he refused to stop living in spite of it, traveling to Colorado, Disney World, Florida, and the Bahamas in the past year. One of Frank’s greatest accomplishments was his 39-year marriage to his loving and supportive wife, who was always by his side. He loved to play golf and perhaps his favorite place to be was sitting on the beach in Destin, Florida, surrounded by family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Prayer Service at 12:15 PM on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until 12:15 PM. Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.
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