RAVENA –Frank A. Nunziato died May 7th at The Pines
Rehabilitation Center in Catskill, NY.
He was born in an apartment over the Halfway House Tavern
on March 1st, 1923 to Carmen & Theresa Nunziato. Frank
was the only surviving son and was predeceased by sisters,
Josephine, Raphael, Mary and Anna. He is survived by Loretta (Karl)
Herchenroder. He was married for 58 years to Mabel Hotaling who
predeceased him as well as his daughter Kathy. Survivors include
daughters Teresa (Moose) Misuraca and Joanne Nunziato, as well as
grandsons Bill (Jena) and Dominic (Amy) Misuraca.
Frank also leaves great grandsons Hunter, Luke, Cole,
Dominic Jr., and great granddaughters Isabella, Ava, and Emma Rose
Misuraca, who will miss their papa very much.
Our father owned and operated the Halfway House Tavern for
over 80 years together with our mother Mabel. It was one of the most
successful taverns of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s and he was known for
his dry sense of humor which he maintained until the end. He was
always ready willing and able to engage in political debates which
he excelled in during his high school years and on the Village
He loved Ravena, his hometown, sitting on the Village
Board and Deputy Mayor for many years. He took great pride in the
Village and was overjoyed when his grandson Bill followed in his
footsteps. He looked forward to coming home but that was not meant
to be. He died peacefully in his sleep.
There are many people to thank who were there throughout
it all. Amy and Dominic who took wonderful care of him. Angelo
Venturo who took him to Schenectady every two weeks to replenish his
Italian bread supply and who he enjoyed lunches at Perecca’s with.
He also enjoyed visits with Debbie Oatman and Bones Leonardo who
visited faithfully bringing him delicious Italian dinners, Tom
(Gonzo) Gonzalez, Kenny Wheat, Bill Burns Sr., Howard Downes and the
late Clayton Peck and the staff at The Pines and Jacob, Katie, and
Shawn from All Metro who he shared many fun and special times with.
A memorial service will be held 11:30 am on Thursday May
11th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may
call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 9:30.
Contributions in memory of Frank may be made to the
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3
Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.