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Francis P. "Frank" Maiurano

March 7, 1954 — February 3, 2024

Francis P. “Frank” Maiurano, 69, a Norwich native, passed away in the presence of his daughter and granddaughter on February 3, 2024, at Wilson Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born on March 7, 1954, in Norwich, Frank was the son of Francis P. “Bill” and Virginia “Honey” (Yacano) Maiurano. He graduated from Norwich High School with the Class of 1972 and then attended Broome Community College. On August 10, 1974, Frank married the love of his life Cynthia “Cindi” Richer, who predeceased him on October 23, 1978.

Frank worked for his parent’s at Maiurano’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse where he showed his true talents and creativity in floral design. He drove delivery for Pizza Hut and more recently, Frank worked as a cashier for Tops Friendly Markets. He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Norwich. Frank worked “Gate 5” for many years at the annual Chenango County Fair and loved attending the New York State Fair yearly.

Frank loved to fish, both fly fishing and freshwater fishing, and also tied his own fishing flies. You could find him at local lakes and rivers angling for the catch. For many years of his life you could also find him playing Bingo at local churches and playing cards with friends. He enjoyed camping in his pop-up camper with his daughter. Frank played golf at the local and nearby courses and was the captain of the slow pitch softball team that he played on for many years. He loved to go to the State Fair, and would often go several times a year. Another one of Frank’s joys was eating at buffet restaurants, and he was so good at getting his money’s worth at a buffet that he was kicked out of one once for eating too much! Frank was an avid bowler and bowled in leagues for many years.

Frank is survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Maiurano) Palmer (Stephen Del Vecchio); grandchildren, Katarina, Tristan (Cassidy), and Andrew Palmer; great-granddaughters, Raeleen and Adeline Palmer; sisters, Catherine “Cathy” Warner and Virginia “Ginny” (Robert) Allen; brother, Joseph Maiurano; nieces and nephews, David (Siobhan) Allen, Rebecca “Becky” (Abdullah) Alhumayni, Maria, Concetta, and Virginia Maiurano; a great niece; aunt, Frances Armstrong; uncle, George Yacano; many cousins; special cousins from Oswego, and his adored cat, Smokey.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Church of St. Bartholomew, where the Rev. Ralph A. Bove, pastor, will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, February 9, from 6:00 – 8:00p.m. Burial will occur at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the spring.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Rd 32, Norwich, NY 13815.

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