Gloucester — Sebastian J. “Busty” Frontiero, 76, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in the Den Mar Nursing & Rehab. Center, surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. He was the husband of Marianne F. (Krupski) Frontiero.
Born in Gloucester on January 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Joseph “Cigar Joe” and Josephine (Scola) Frontiero. He attended Gloucester public schools and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester. He had also served in the U.S. Army from 1960–1962 at the former, Fort Eustis in Virginia.
Busty worked as a fisherman aboard the “Cigar Joe” and had skippered the “Cigar Joe 2” for many years. Following his fishing days, he went to work in the family construction business along with his son. In retirement he enjoyed wood carving and was especially known for his carving of jewelry from haddock nape bone. He enjoyed spending time with family and was an avid Patriots fan, almost never missing a game. He especially cherished caring for his two pugs, Missy and Casey.
In addition to his wife of fifty-five years, he is survived by three daughters, Christina “Tina” Russell and her husband, Scott, of Rockport, Maria Murphy and Josephine Cary and her husband, Daniel, all of Gloucester; two sons, Joseph “Jay” Frontiero and Salvatore Frontiero and his wife, Nicole (Gately), all of Gloucester; fourteen grandchildren, Dylan, Curtis and Shayla Russell, Joseph “Jay” Frontiero, Joshua Carnevale, Jaimie Lee Frontiero, Crystal Arsenault and her husband, Dennis, Shane, Branden and Marissa Murphy, Nathaniel and Annaliese Frontiero and Daniel and Jolene Cary; two great-granddaughters, Amber Frontiero and Callie Arsenault; a sister, Maryann Favalora; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Angelina Ciaramitaro, Rosalie Gagliano and Ann Prevost and a brother, Salvatore “Sammy” Frontiero.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial service will be held on Wednesday at the Cape Ann Bible Church, Thompson St., (off Concord St.), Gloucester at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration in the church hall. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday in the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.