Herkimer - Frank J. Tamburrino, 84, a long time Herkimer resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY with his devoted family by his side.
He was born July 24, 1936 in Little Falls, NY the son of the late Patsy and Fannie (Malagisi) Tamburrino. Frank was a graduate of Little Falls High School, class of 1955 and furthered his education at Mohawk Tech School and Utica College of Syracuse University.
His marriage to Mary F. Putch took place on May 21, 1960 at the former St. Joseph's Church in Herkimer.
For over 36 years, Frank was employed at the former General Electric on French Road, in Utica. He retired as an Engineer.
Frank was a member of the Church of Sts. Anthony & Joseph and the Knights of Columbus Little Falls Chapter.
Frank was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. His happiest times were when he was with his family. Frank enjoyed camping and family picnics and loved attending car shows with Mary showcasing their 1977 Dodge Aspen. In his earlier years, he was a coach for the Herkimer Little League and was a cub scout and boy scout leader. He also was a referee for the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the New York State Association of Certified Football Officials. An avid NY Yankee and SU Basketball fan, Frank also enjoyed his Monday night GE golf league and Thursday night bowling league at Gorge View Lanes. Frank especially enjoyed his winter months spent with Mary at their winter home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; three daughters, Patricia (George) Wagner, Linda Kudrewicz, and Sharon (Ronald) Edwards; a son, Frank (Dawn) Tamburrino; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Wagner, Jessica Wagner, Peter (Adrienna) Kudrewicz, Kenny Joe Kudrewicz, Christine Kudrewicz, Alyssa Tamburrino, Frank Tamburrino, Jr., Brianna Parks and Brandan Parks; brother-in-law, James Putch, sister-in-law, Theresa Tamburrino, special friends, Joe and Ilene Swienton and Bill and Joan Hughes; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was pre-deceased by a brother, Philip Tamburrino, in-laws James and Helen Putch and a sister-in-law, Charlene Putch.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 20, 2021 at 9:00 am at the Church of Sts. Anthony & Joseph, South Main St., Herkimer, NY, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mark Cunningham and assisted by Deacon Ron Ste Marie. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Herkimer, NY. In keeping with Frank's wishes there are no public calling hours. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 E. Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500. All memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, Church of Sts. Anthony & Joseph Church, 228 S. Main St., Herkimer, NY 13350, or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to express a sincere heart felt thank you to Dr. Amy Grace, and Dr. James Leonardo and Michele Sweet, RN, Rich Martucci, RN Clinical Coordinator, and the staff in the special care unit of Bassett Health Care, Cooperstown, NY.