Charles Frank Friscia of Mamaroneck passed away on December 29, 2010 at age 91. He was born January 27, 1919 on Elizabeth St. in New York City to Frank and Innochenza (nee Sabella) Friscia. The family moved first to New Rochelle and later to Mamaroneck where he spent most of his life. On February 13, 1944 he married his loving wife Rose Fraioli Friscia, she predeceased him on March 23, 2008.
Charlie proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and owned and operated Independent Taxi from 1968 to 1992. He spent his last four years living with his daughter Kathleen Gamble and her family in Greenwich, CT. Charles loved golf, the New York Mets, the New York Giants, crossword puzzles and above all his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy Friscia McDougall (William), Kathleen Friscia Gamble (Stephen), eight grandchildren, Dr. Sarah Gamble Smurlo, Ryanna Gamble Battiste, David Gamble, Casey McDougall, Laura Gamble, Peter Gamble, Kyle McDougall, Nicholas Gamble as well as his great grandson Miles Battiste and one sister Flora Friscia Letterri. Besides his wife Rose he was predeceased by his siblings, Mike Friscia, Joe Friscia, Frances Friscia Pedicano, Agusta (Bobby) Friscia Napoli, Thomas Friscia and Grace Friscia Angarola. Charlie will will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Friends may call from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the COXE & GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME, 767 E. Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck, NY, www.coxeandgraziano.com . Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Monday, January 3 at St. Vito’s RC Church, Mamaroneck, NY. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, NY.