Frank Iagnocco, of Howell, Michigan died following a long battle with diabetes and pulmonary disease on Saturday, January 25, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and listening to his favorite opera Aria, at Providence Hospital (Novi), he was 87. Born in Utica New York, on January 21, 1933, to Michelarcangelo and Beatrice (Vecciarelli) Iagnocco, proud Italian immigrants in Utica, New York. He married Marie (Vito) Iagnocco on May 7, 1955, the love and soulmate of his life. He went on to specialize in metallurgy initially at Kelsey-Hayes in Utica, NY before accepting a job transfer to Kelsey-Hayes in Brighton, MI in 1976. He would go on working there (later Wyman Gordon) for another 17 years until his retirement in 1993. Frank was a WWII aviation buff, phenomenal cook and a lover of Italian opera. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, enjoying music, wine and home cooked food – exclaiming “mangia!” Proceeded in death by his love Marie and brother Mario, he is survived by his brother Pierre and (Arlene) Iagnocco, and sister-in-law Esther and (Louis) Comito of Utica, NY; children Michael and (Jodie) Iagnocco of N. Carolina; Dawn and (David) Ryder and Paul and (Renee) Iagnocco, of Michigan; his grandchildren Elyssa and Alex Iagnocco; Michael and (Jamie) Ryder; Gary and (Alisha) Ryder; Gabriella Iagnocco, Erica, Christine and Brendon Thompson; great-grandchildren: Juliana, Corbin, Lincoln, Harper, Lennox, Zayden, Mia Briella,Roman and Owen; as well as nieces, nephews, godchildren and many dear friends. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, with visitation between 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville, MI. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, Jan. 31, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Howell, MI. Burial will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
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