Frank Joseph Carbone, a resident of Wappingers Falls and Town of Poughkeepsie since 1964, died on June 20, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer and COPD. Born on May 5, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Adamo) Carbone. He grew up in Queens Village from the age of 4 to 18. On October 12, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in Cambria Heights, NY, Frank married Doris Mayo who survives. Frank was the proud father of three daughters and the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They are Mary and Scott Warren, and their children Juliana and Dane; Linda Hite and her partner John Moran, and her children David and Amanda (Burns) Fells, Christopher Fells (pre-deceased) and Lauryn Hite; Lauryn’s daughter Faith Kelley; Christine and Jeffrey Hanscom, and their children Emily and Andrew. Frank is also survived by his brother, Kenneth and his wife, Janet; brothers-in-law Michael Mayo and his wife, Isabelle; Robert Mayo and his wife, Nilda, as well as several nieces and nephews. He is also pre-deceased by his in-laws John and Anna (Tartaro) Mayo and brother-in-law John B. Mayo Jr.
Frank majored in Bio-Chemistry and graduated from the University of Dayton in 1963. He was a pioneer of the space and computer ages, having worked on the development of the adhesive system for the 1969 Apollo moon landing and a prototype of the first multi-layer circuit board. He worked as an Engineer for both General Electric from 1963 to 1964 and IBM, retiring from IBM in 1994 after 30 years
Frank was active at St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls for many years where he was a Eucharistic Minister, Principal of the High School CCD program, Confirmation teacher and lector. He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and active in the Civic Affairs being a past Director of the Hudson River Valley Commission, the Wappingers Falls Jaycees and the South Road Civic Association. He also served as an Election Inspector.
He greatly enjoyed ballroom and swing dancing as well as dining with his family and friends. He felt blessed to be able to see all his grandchildren and great-grandchild grow up and treasured the times that he spent with them. Above all else, he loved and cherished his family, who love him and will miss him dearly.
There will be no calling hours. Entombment will be in the Community Mausoleum at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery at the discretion of his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in charge of the Delehanty Funeral Home. To send a condolence or for directions, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com