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“Wendy and everyone, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep Mr. Frank in my thoughts and prayers ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: George Hebert - Charenton, LA

“Dear Wendy and family. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a really nice man, who loved his family and was helpful to anyone who asked...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Stephanie Aucoin Schexnaider - LA

“Audrey and Family We are saden to hear of Franks passing. But Happy for him that he is Saved and walking with God. We served togeather in the Navy ....Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Bob Barker - Crimora, VA

“Hi Ms. Ficarotto, I am so sorry about your husband's death. Please take care and I will kiip you and your family in my prayers. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Patty Jo Parker DeFils - Franklin, LA

“I'm greatly sadened to learn about Frank's passing. He was a good worker and friend. He will be missed. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Gary Naquin - Arnaudville, LA

“Frank will be missed by all that knew him. He was a speical friend and I consider myself blessed to have had to opportunity to work with him at Arco....Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Mike and Donna Lofton - Picayune, MS

“Audrey, Girls, and Family, I am very saddened to hear of Frank's passing. I met and worked with Frank at Columbian Chemical in the late 70's and...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Bob Titus - New Iberia, LA

“Audrey and Family, So sorry to hear of Franks' passing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May Frank rest in peace in the arms of our...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Concienne Miller - LA

“So sorry Audrey to hear of your loss. What time we spent with ya'll with Darrell and Dale was good times and lots of visiting and laughing. He will...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Bubba & Cindy Lipscomb - Lufkin, TX

“True Friends do not come along often. Frank, you are and will always be a true friend I will miss you terribly Don and Melanie ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Don and Melanie Aymond - LA

“May God shine his grace on you and give you comfort in your time of need. I am sorry I am unable to be there, but you are in my thoughts and my...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Shirley LaFleur - Houston, TX

“Wendy, you and your family are in my prayers. ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Terri Suwwan - Burlington, NC

“Mr. Frank was a wonderful man, I remember him best from the church in Franklin. Mr. Frank supported Yong Life group, he passed along a lot of wisdom...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Tim Holeman - Prairieville, LA

“I've always enjoyed visiting with Mr. Frank and Ms. Audrey. He was a wonderful man who will be missed. My prayer for all of you is to find peace...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Mona Fontenot - Carencro, LA

“Mr. Frank was a wonderful person. I will miss you coming here to Lirette Ford. R.I.P. Mr. Frank. To the family of Mr. Frank, I am so sorry for your...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: LISA PIGGOTT - Morgan City, LA

“From a Conservative to another Conservative, I will miss you "much" Frank! Our Prayers are with you know now and your Family! The Rushing Family,...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Hudson Rushing, Jr. - Franklin, LA

“Poppy was so nice to talk to, and was so generous whenever I got the chance to spend a few days at his house with Bethany! I can't believe he is gone...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Emily Gaal - Houston, TX

“You and your family are more than just friends to me and my family. I Love you, Mr. Frank. You were like an uncle to me. I will always remember your...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Peggy Bateman Daigneault - Houma, LA

“Saint Frances said to his friends go out to the world and preach the gospel and if necessary use words. Frank's laugh, smile and good heartedness...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: David Bateman - Saint Louis, MO

“You will be missed by all that knew you.. RIP uncle frank .. My love goes out to all of the Ficarotto family ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kim pecoraro - lafayette, LA

“Cousin Frank was our link between the Ficarotto family and the Saleme family. I will always remember our Sunday trips from Morgan City to Franklin...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Dr. Whybra Duay - Morgan City, LA

“I will miss my favorite uncle. We shared the same birthday & that was special to me. I was his "peanut" Love you, Uncle Frank. ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Valerie Bacilla - Lafayette, LA

“I'm going to miss my neighbor. Mrs. Audrey & family know that you are in our hearts and prayers. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Evelyn Alexander - Franklin, LA

“Wendy is the strong, beautiful person she is because she had such a solid foundation to build upon as a child. This is directly accredited to her...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Shay Bourgeois Clark - Abbeville, LA

“There are no words at this time that will take away your pain. He was a sweet man and will be missed by all. He will always live in your heart. Love...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Penny Falgout - Houma, LA

“I have always known Frank to have a kind word about everone he spoke of. He kept our famillies close by informing us of their activities and keeping...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Shelby A. Duay - Lafayette, LA

“To The family I remember Mr Frank as being such a sweet and caring man. I know how much it hurts but he will live forever in your hearts. I Love all...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Tonya Hebert - Charenton, LA

“Frank and I worked together for a number of years and I always admired his gentle mannerism. He was a happy person and always pleasant to be around....Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Harold Diamond - Lafayette, LA

“I am sorry for your loss. I remeber Frank as a kind and gentle man. I have many fond memories of time spent with our families when we were children....Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: brenda saleme bourgeois - LA

“I was so upset to see the Banner-Tribune on Friday afternoon and see that Mr. Frank had passed away. He would come in the VA office often, and was...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Dantin - Charenton, LA

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 10:00 AM at First United Methodist Church for Frank Paul Ficarotto, 72, a native and lifelong resident of Franklin, who passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. Burial will follow in Beau Pre Cemetery in Jeanerette. Rev. Clyde Crappell will officiate the services.

Frank was a veteran of the United States Navy, enlisting at the age of 17, having served from July 1957 to September 1960. In his early years, he worked for Columbian Chemicals, working as much as he could in order for his wife to complete her college education. He later retired from Arco Oil and Gas Co. Offshore Division.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Audrey E. Phillips Ficarotto of Franklin; his daughters, Wendy Lynn Carter and her husband Clyde of Brevard, NC, Laura Beth Adams and her husband Stephen of Houston, TX, and Susan Marie Smith and her husband Scott of Opelousas; eight grandchildren, Joshua Carter and his wife Mallory, Courtney Carter, Benjamin Adams, Paul Smith, Bethany Adams, Hudson Adams, Christopher Smith, and Noelle Adams; one great grandson, Harvey Carter; two brothers, Ciro "Zeke" Ficarotto, Jr. and John Anthony Ficarotto; one sister, Mary Theresa Benoit; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn Ficarotto, Esther Ficarotto, Barbara Eudey, Beverly Adams, and Patsy Phillips; three brothers-in-law, Hulin Benoit, Gary Phillips, and Garry Eudey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ciro (Charlie) Ficarotto and Mary Benfiglio Ficarotto; one brother, Carmello Ficarotto; as well as an aunt who was like a mother to him, Theresa Ficarotto.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at Ibert's Mortuary from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and again Wednesday at First United Methodist Church from 9:00 AM until time of service at 10:00 AM.

Serving as pallbearers will be his sons-in-law, Clyde Carter, Stephen Adams, and Scott Smith, his grandsons, Joshua Carter, Benjamin Adams, Paul Smith, Hudson Adams, and Christopher Smith, and his nephew, Tony Ficarotto.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 103 Ridgefield Road, Thibodaux, LA 70301.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.