Francis

October 3, 1932 ~ July 5, 2022

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY

Francis (“Frank”) J. Carra 

(Lacagnina) (Palazzo)

Of Greece, NY, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the age of 89.  The family expresses sincere thanks to the staff at the Wegmans Care Center at Saint Ann’s Home for the exceptional care they provided.  Frank is survived by his wife, Stephanie (DiSalvo), together 43 years; daughters Mary-Jo (James) Lacagnina and Kathleen (Joseph) Palazzo; son Charles (Laurie) Carra; step-sons Benjamin (LaDonna Howell) Leyer and Michael Leyer; brothers-in-law Christopher “Corky” (June) DiSalvo, Samuel “Chipper” DiSalvo and John Cerminara; sisters-in-law Carla (Larry) Nicodemi, Diana “DeeDee” Carra-Yanello and Elaina Libonati; his grandchildren Michael, Carra, James Andrew, Joseph, Francesca, Grace and Joshua; his great grandchildren Marissa and Matthew; and many wonderful nieces, nephews and treasured friends.  He is pre-deceased by his parents Charles and Grace (Zambito) Carra; his brother Joseph Carra; brother-in-law Joseph Libonati; and sister-in-law Constance Cerminara.

Frank cherished his early career as a fireman in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1951.  He then worked many years at Tobin Packing Company (Arpico) and, after it closed, he worked at Davenport Machine Shop until joining the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, from where he retired after 20 years of service (and always will be remembered by his call name “triple 5”).  Frank was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.  His loyalty and dedication are legendary, as he consistently ‘showed up’ for the important and even not so important events in the lives of his loved ones.  An avid sports fan, he would always be seen on the sidelines of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Friends may call Monday (July 11th) 4-7 PM at VAY-SCHELICH AND MEESON, 1075 Long Pond Road, where his Funeral Service will follow calling at 7:00 PM in the Funeral Home Chapel.  His Graveside Prayers with Military Honors will be held Tuesday (July 12th) 11:00 in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Please meet and gather inside the Dewey Ave Gate.  Flowers gratefully declined.  If desired, the family asks that donations be made to the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (www.thalassemia.org) or Saint Ann’s Community (www.stannsccommunity.com/donate-now/). in his memory. 

Services

Visitation: Monday July 11, 2022 04:00 PM - Monday July 11, 2022 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Service: Monday July 11, 2022 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Burial: Tuesday July 12, 2022 11:00 AM

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612


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  1. MaryJo, Kathy and Chuck,
    Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. I have many fond memories of his smile and his laughter from my childhood on Picturesque Dr. My thoughts and prayers for you and your familes at this very sad time.
    Peggy

  2. Frank, RIP now my friend. You were a great friend and a wonderful Husband and Father. It’s easier now to watch over your loved ones. We will always remember your smile and your stories. Prayers for you Steph and all his Family.
    Joe & Corky Loewenguth

  3. I didn’t know Frank as well as many others did but I do know that he was a good man and a good husband to you Steve. He was also was a super dad to your sons. My one fond memory was when my 3 boys visited you many many years ago when they were small, he took them out to his garden and picked vegetables for them. They were amazed at food just being pulled out of the ground could be eaten. Frank was a real treasure.

    Ginger Bartlett

  4. Stephanie I am sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Frank. Stephanie you and your sons and grandson are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. MaryJo
    My Condolences to you and your family on your Dad’s passing. Frank was a good friend. May He Rest In Peace

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