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Frank J. Grillo
  • April 11, 1940
  • -
  • October 21, 2015

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Frank J. Grillo, 75, of The Villages, FL, formerly of Rhode Island, husband of Donna M. Grillo, passed away on October 21, 2015 at Ocala Regional Hospital with his family and best friend of 60 years, Bill Villella at his side. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Donna, his daughter Lori Babcock (Bob) of Greenville, RI, Frank Grillo, Jr. of Providence, RI and Donna Grillo of Warwick,  RI.  He was the grandfather of  Ricky and Araina Perez, Warwick, RI.  He was the brother of Joseph A. Grillo (Jean) of Walpole, Massachusetts and Shirley Langlais of Johnston, Rhode Island.  He also shared a close friendship with Todd Berthiume, who was like a son to him, for many years.Frank was the proud owner of G&B Automotive and Discount Car Rentals in West Warwick, Rhode Island for many years.  He grew his business from being honest, helpful and fair to all his customers.  Frank touched a lot of lives both here in The Villages and in Rhode Island.  He enjoyed golfing, working on golf carts, football (especially the Patriots) and helping people. To know Frank was to love him.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on November 18th at 10 a.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Summerfield, FL.  Please omit flowers.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sumter Humane Society, P.O. Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 or The Alliance for Stem Cell Research, www.thestemcellalliance.org


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  1. Ginny Kowal lit a candle:
    28 Apr 2017
    Lit since April 28, 2017 at 4:03:43 PM

  2. Ginny Kowal says:
    28 Apr 2017
    I was distressed to learn of Frank's passing at this late date. Don't recall a notice in the Providence Journal.. Frank had tons of friends in RI and wonder if others don't know.

    This is a huge loss.

  3. Art & Ann Mackie lit a candle:
    12 Nov 2015
    Lit since November 12, 2015 at 11:31:27 PM

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