Frank A. Geno

November 14, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Frank A. "Moe" Geno, 85, of Bellew Avenue, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 13, at Samaritan Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held noon Friday, Nov. 16, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Croghan will be at the convenience of the family.

Born July 29, 1927, in Watertown, a son of Leo and Jennie Fardella Geno, he graduated from Watertown High School.

On June 19, 1945, he entered the Navy. He received the Victory, American Theater and Asiatic Pacific Medals and was honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class on June 27, 1946.

He married Joan P. Pierre on July 29, 1961, at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Burnett officiating.

Frank had worked for his brother, Pat, at Geno's Produce in Watertown. He then began his career with NYS Dept. of Transportation. After 35 years of service, he retired as a mechanic.

Mr. Geno was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. 

He was a member of the Italian American Club, VFW Post 1400, American Legion Post 61, and the Civil Service Employees Union. At one time he had worked for Sammy's Florist where his specialty was shrubbery and he especially enjoyed coffee with his buddies in different diners and restaurants around Watertown.

Besides his wife, Joan, he survived by three daughters, Jennie Vieths and husband, Edward "Sam", Norwood, Rosalie Wahl and husband, Heinz, Clayton, and Joan Geno, Watertown; nine grandchildren, Crystal Schneider, Great Bend, Catherine and Chris Pitcher, Middlebury, VT, Joshua and Pia Schneider, Black River, Rosalie Ingro, Colo., Mitchell and Nicholas Belile, both of Norwood, and Toni, Gavin and Madison Wahl, all of Clayton; three great-grandchildren, Tahlia Schneider, Great Bend, and Summer and Christopher Schneider, both of Black River; a sister, Mary Carlo, Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A brother, Pat Geno, and four sisters, Lena Capone, Frances Geno, Rosalie Geno, and Angela Hobart, all died before him.

Donations in his name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. 

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Information provided by Cummings Funeral Service and, Watertown