GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

June 5, 2013

Frank A. Ciaramitaro, 82


Boston, MA — Frank A. Ciaramitaro, 82, passed away on May 21, 2013, in Boston MA. Frank was born in Gloucester on August 19, 1930, and was the son of the late Vincent and Lena Ciaramitaro.

Frank was a fisherman and a net specialist. He was a Korean War Veteran and was rewarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, 2 Bronze Service Stars, and 1 Overseas Bar as recognition of his combat. He was very active in the Veterans Association and assisted in making the Flag Pole Memorial on Emerson Ave. become a reality.

After his service in the Korean War, Frank was selected for the Peace Corps and entered training at the Howard University in Washington, D.C. After successfully completing the program, he served in West Africa and Puerto Rico. During his time in Washington D.C., he had the pleasure of meeting and having his picture taken with the President John F. Kennedy Frank traveled the entire world.

Frank was predecease by his parents, his brothers, and their wives, Leo and Lena Ciaramitaro, and Sammy and Sally Ciaramitaro, and sister Rose Palazzolo, of Gloucester, MA. He survived by his brothers, Jimmie (Bea) Ciaramitaro of Gloucester, Joe (Sue) Ciaramitaro, and Anthony (Gloria) Ciaramitaro of Sierra Vista, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service was held in Frank's honor at Calvary cemetery on May 30, 2013.