Francis A. Monaco, Sr.

Francis “Frank” A. Monaco Sr. passed away peacefully August 14, 2018 surrounded by his family. Frank was born in Wilmington DE on September 4th, 1929 where he resided all his life.

Frank attended Brown Vocational High School where he was a stand-out fullback for several championship teams. He also played basketball and ran track. As a result of his football prowess he received an offer of a college football scholarship.

After graduating from high school, Frank served in the Army during the Korean War. After receiving his discharge, he became a plumber with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #74 until his retirement.

Frank was a member of St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church. He was active in the Athletic Association and served as an usher. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed golf.

Frank was predeceased by his father Francisco and mother Lucia (Bove) as well as his two sisters Toni Loughery and Lucy Hougentogler. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Grace, four children, Frank Monaco Jr. (Terri), Lucia Cox (David), Tony Monaco (Zoia) and Mary Monaco Hanlon and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road on August 20, 2018 at 11 AM, where friends may call after 10 AM. A private burial will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his memory to Catholic Charities, 2601 W 4th St, Wilmington, DE 19805. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Yolanda Brown B... on
At this time of sorrow may you find comfort in your memories. The staff of Heartland Hospice is sending Sincere Sympathy for your loss.

Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with Francis’ family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Nancy on
Lucia, I didnt know your dad, but I do know you. I am do sorry for your loss. Death is a part of life, or so they say. That doesn't make it any easier. Please know that we are here for you and we love you and David very much.

Submitted by Jan & Dick Alexander on
Dear Grace,Lucia,Frank, Tony & Mary So sorry to hear about Frank Sr. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you all. the alexanders

Submitted by Alberta & Joe P... on
Frank & Family, So sorry to hear about your dads passing. Please pass along our condolences to all of your family. Sorry we will not be able to make it to the service. We will keep your mom and all your family in our prayers.

Submitted by Debbie Thiemann... on
To the entire Monaco Family - My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Submitted by Hatcher Family on
We are so sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences to you all. We pray God’s peace and love be your blanket of comfort and may your memories bring joy to your hearts. All our love, the Hatchers

Submitted by Charity Patton on
To the Family, Extending my heartfelt sympathy to each of you. I am offering up prayers for you that our Loving God will give you the strength you need to make it through this sad period in your life. I was on the team with Frank when we counted the Offertory. He was a wonderful person. With Sympathy, Charity Patton

Submitted by Florence Hatz on
Dear Grace - I feel your pain. It is almost 4 years since Walt's passing and I still do miss him everyday But I am left with a wonderful family and all my good memories sustain me. Walt and Frank shared some happy moments and we were so fortunate to have them as long as we did. Hope you are well and want you to know how sorry I am and my most sincerist sympathy to you and your family.

Submitted by Brian Dallas on
Lucia, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Prayers for comfort and hope as you grieve. May only the best memories lift your spirits and carry you through these days.

Submitted by Susan M Foreacre on
So sorry for your loss. Frank was a wonderful man and good neighbor My thoughts and prayers are with Grace and your family at this difficult.

Submitted by Paul Loughrey on
My heartfelt prayers to all of you. I know Uncle Frank is with Mom. Love from Paul, Barbara and Maureen Loughrey.

Submitted by Vincent and Mar... on
Grace and family...we are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. Miss You Grace .. Love Vinny & Maria

Submitted by Mary Ellen McFadden on
Grace & Family, I am saddened by your sorrow and loss, your have my warmest thoughts and prayers. Mary Ellen McFadden Former Sears Employee

Submitted by Matt and Paula ... on
Aunt Grace, Frank, Tony, Lucia, Mary I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Frank. It is never easy to lose a close family member. He will be missed dearly. He will live on through fond memories in each of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this difficult time. Love, The Sandlins

Submitted by Catherine Enderle on
Dear Monaco Family, on behalf of the Enderle Family, we wanted to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Life growing up in Sherwood Park was wonderful, especially because of the awesome neighbors and friends we knew and loved. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow and give you peace knowing you we will all be reunited again someday.

Submitted by Theresa Bellavi... on
My Deepest Condolences to Grace & her family.

Submitted by Rebecca on
My condolences to you and your family. May  1Thessalonians 4:13 -15 give you and your family some comfort.  Which say " Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death, so that  you  may not sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. For if we have faith  that Jesus died and rose again and, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus ". So again my condolences to you and your family .