Frank V. Arra

Born September 16, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York.
Departed on November 7, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida

Frank V. Arra, 89, of Melbourne, Florida passed on November 7, 2020. He was born on September 16, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York to Thomas F. and Mary Scalone Arra.
His family includes his wife Jeannine; daughter Catherine Arra sons Thomas (Bernice) Arra, James (Pam Webster) Arra; niece Mariann (Howie) Weiser; nephew Joseph Fanara, Jr.; great-nieces Michelle and Joanna; and great-nephews Anthony and Joseph. He was preceded by his sister and brother-in-law Anna and Joe Fanara.

Frank served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean conflict, was a member of the USS Carpellotti Association, Musicians Union Local #215, American Legion and the Rural Letter Carrier Association.

Calling hours are from 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, November 17 at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne 32901. His Funeral Mass is at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1422 Miller Street, NE, Palm Bay, 32905; Navy honors will be accorded. Burial will be at St Peter’s Cemetery in Rosendale, NY with a memorial graveside service at a later date. Please consider donations in his memory to the American Heart Association or St Judes.

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12 entries.
Doris Eberle from Melbourne Fl. wrote on November 14, 2020:
I will miss your friendship and good times together. we had some great Wednesday nights ,the whole gang partying and celebrating.GOD BLESS YOU FRANK<You will be missed by many and you were loved by many.RIP.
Alex Walker from Dallas wrote on November 11, 2020:
Uncle Frank was very welcoming and warm, I'm so happy I got to spend the time I did with him. He will be sorely missed.
Julie Morcom from Grapevine wrote on November 11, 2020:
Frank you sweet spirit and wonderful senses of humor will live on with all that knew you!! My family always looked to forward to our Florida visits, I’m Audrey Adsit’s daughter, my 3 daughters got such a kick out of Frank and will always remember his kind heart as I will too!! Frank you will be missed but never forgotten💙💙
Julie Morcom from Grapevine wrote on November 11, 2020:
Frank was such kind sweet soul of a Man. My family met Frank and Jeannine many years ago, I am Audrey Adsits daughter, Julie. My 3 daughters looked forward to every visit to Florida and always giggled when reunited with Frankie! Frank will be missed by many but rest assured never forgotten. 💙💙💙
Bill and Sylvia Myers Mallock from Melbourne wrote on November 11, 2020:
With our heartfelt sympathy. In honor of a wonderful man and a beautiful life lived, wishing you peace to bring you comfort in the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. Frank will be missed by all.
Michael Yulene Gabriel from New Orleans wrote on November 11, 2020:
Frank and his wife are next door neighbors of my parents. We always enjoy spending some time with them when when we come for a visit. Frank was an excellent friend and neighbor to my dad. To me it appeared that they had a friendly competition on who could keep their garage the most organized. Frank won in my book. We love him and will miss him.
Zayn Mees from Fort Worth wrote on November 11, 2020:
I can’t find the words to express the sadness I feel from Uncle Franks passing. From his loud mouth to his quick witted responses Uncle Frank sure did know how to command a room and make everyone feel welcomed. He always had a way of making you feel comfortable and if you ever felt awkward at a family function, you just go sit by Uncle Frank and he’ll tell you one of his many super cool stories. I miss his deep voice. Uncle Frank was loved from beginning to the very end and I hope he knew just how much he mattered. Now he is in no pain and hopefully at the best buffet heaven has to offer. Until we meet again Uncle Frank. I love you.
Janice Sloat from BUTLER wrote on November 10, 2020:
Loved Frank! He was funny and so nice! He will be missed.
Tina and John Bergeman from Melbourne wrote on November 10, 2020:
Not only we lost a neighbor but we lost our best friend. Frank you will always be remembered in our hearts. You will truly be missed.
Audrey Adsit from melbourne wrote on November 10, 2020:
I don’t have enough words to describe how much Frank meant to me. He was a very special adopted brother to me. I can tell you now part of my heart went missing when Frank left us. I will always love ❤️ you. Be reassured we will watch over Jeannine. Happy Trails
Elenie Howard from Melbourne wrote on November 10, 2020:
Oh how we will miss our dear neighbor, friend, and adopted grandpa! He was such a gentle soul and always greeted us with a smile. Our little boy, Tobiah, just loved spending time with Frank and his wife. We were truly blessed and honored to have had him in our lives even if for such a short time!! Frank will always be in our hearts♥️. Love, The Howard Family Trevor, Elenie, Yeleina, Tobiah and Abie
Amber Welty from Fort Worth wrote on November 10, 2020:
I love you Uncle Frank, I will always cherish all the fond memories I have of you ❤️
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