October 3, 1932 ~ July 5, 2022
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Rochester, NY
Francis (“Frank”) J. Carra
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.