Remo Graziano Frabotta, entered into heaven peacefully on January 27th, 2021. He is now reunited with his beautiful wife, Frances Teresa (nee Modica). Son of Nicola and Berenice (nee Capretta) (deceased). Siblings: Twin brother Romano (deceased), brother Loreto (deceased), sister Lucia DiMichele (deceased), survived by sister Adele Morganti.
He will forever be loved by his children, Remo A. Frabotta, (Caroline), Frances Laurie, and Gina Fletcher (Paul). He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren, Sondra Christopher (Michael), Andrea Stuart (Nick), Mark Frabotta, Rocco and Rachel Laurie. Great grandfather of Giana, Michael, and Anthony Christopher.
Remo was born on December 19th, 1933, in Rionero Sannitico, Italy. At the age of fourteen he came to America with his mother and siblings to join their father in Cleveland, Ohio.
On January 26th, 1957, Remo married the love of his life, Frances (Francie). Together they raised three beautiful children. Their life together was truly a love story, like the kind you'd see in a movie or read in a novel. Watching them together symbolized the true meaning of unconditional love. The bond that they shared in their 63 years of marriage was unbreakable and eternal.
Remo started his first business in 1965, Remo's Barber Shop on Noble Road in Cleveland Heights. While working as a barber he attended West Side Institute of Technology. He received his certification in refrigeration service in 1971. Shortly after receiving his certification, Remo and Fran built and ran their own family business for over 30 years, Advance Refrigeration in Highland Heights, Ohio. The family business is still a legacy to this day run by his son Remo.
Remo's true passion was to become an Italian opera singer. He was once offered a scholarship to attend Juilliard School in New York City. Always putting his family first, he decided not to attend. That never stopped him from singing, playing piano, and sharing his dream with his family. Remo's love for baking filled the house with the smell of fresh bread in the oven. He was always baking pizza and traditional Italian goodies for everyone he loved. If you needed advice or anything fixed; you knew you could call Remo. He knew how to do it all and was more than happy to help. Remo had a soft spot in his heart for animals. They brought him a special kind of joy. He would heal them if they were wounded and feed them so they would never go hungry.
Remo was a man of God and a person of faith. He was a hardworking and honest man. His word was always genuine. Throughout his life, he taught his children and grandchildren the things that truly matter in life; the closeness of family, faith, and the most important, how to love.
Anyone who knew Remo would tell you that he was a good man having the most generous heart and a kind soul. His presence in every life that he touched will be greatly missed, his smile never forgotten, and he will always be held in their hearts and memories.
As his children and grandchildren, the sound of his beautiful voice and the words he sang will be cherished forever.
In celebration of Remo's life a private mass will be held at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, OH
In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution in Remo's name can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
"Lord, bless Remo and keep him; make Your face to shine upon him and be gracious to him;
lift up Your countenance upon him and give him peace." -Numbers 6:24-26