Frank A. Faggiano, a man of family and faith, passed away on September 16, 2021, at the age of 81. His heart was full of love for everyone.
Affectionately known by friends and teammates as “Fudge”, Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Eileen (Corazzini) Faggiano. He was the devoted father of Jennifer LaLiberte of Westford, John Faggiano and his wife Kelly of Needham, Mark Faggiano and his wife Lindsay of Reading. Loving grandfather of Lauren, Sean, Christopher, and Katherine LaLiberte, Isabella, Francesca (“Frankie”), Jack, Luca, Matteo and Elle Faggiano. Brother of Ken Faggiano and his wife Jan, Janice Faggiano, John Faggiano and his wife Paulette. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank Faggiano and Janet Faggiano, and grandmother, Christina Alexander.
A three-sport standout student athlete (including all-state in football) at Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester, NH, Frank went on to Boston College where he was the starting third baseman for the baseball team. His efforts helped the Eagles make back-to-back appearances in the College World Series in Omaha, NE. As a senior, he served as Captain of the team and won the Francis "Cheese" McCrehan Award for character, scholarship, and baseball ability. His passion and dedication to BC baseball led him years later to found and serve as the first president of the Boston College Diamond Club. Frank was elected into the Boston College Hall of Fame, the Bishop Bradley (at that time Trinity High School) Hall of Fame, and the Manchester Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduating from BC in 1962, Frank served 5 years in the U.S. Navy reaching the rank of lieutenant.
Frank began a long, distinguished professional career in Human Resources, first with General Electric. He then worked for two different start ups (Prime Computer and Apollo Computer) in the burgeoning computer hardware industry. Along the way he acquired a Masters in Counseling from Suffolk University. In 1989, he joined Liberty Financial Companies where he helped the company grow from $20 billion to more than $63 billion of assets under management.
In 2004, Frank started his own company, Faggiano Consulting, where he provided a one-to-one coaching service that established a personalized plan to help clients find the right career path.
Coaching and advising was a way of life for Frank. Whether it was his own kids' sports teams or folks that worked with or for him, he found great joy in helping others be as successful as they could possibly be.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Church, 28 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill on Wednesday September 22 at 11:00am. Visiting will start at 9:00am in the church prior to the Mass. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Watertown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Anthony’s Shrine (100 Arch Street, Boston, MA, 02110 or stanthonyshrine.org) or the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or curealz.org).
The Faggiano family wishes to thank the staff at the Senior Behavioral Health Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth.
Livestream link for Funeral Mass https://youtu.be/GU5IRor6qso
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