Frank Trotta (1917 – 2010)

Frank Trotta, age 92, a resident of Kenosha passed away on Sunday January 17, 2010 at Sheridan Medical Complex in Kenosha.

Frank was born November 14, 1917 in Cosenza Rota Greca, Italy to Adimilda and Gaetano Trotta. He received his education in Italy and first arrived in the United States in New York City in 1945 and became an American citizen that same year. He came to Kenosha in 1948.

On March 6, 1948 in Italy he married Flora Bombino. She preceded him in death on May 18, 2000.

Frank was employed at J.I. Case in Racine retiring in 1981 after working 33 years. He is a member of UAW Local 180. He is also a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Italian American Society. He was a loyal democrat and loved being a union man.

He enjoyed reading the newspaper, and gardening especially planting his roses and tomato plants. He enjoyed telling stories, especially about his time in New York City and Italy. He liked playing cards with his relatives. Walking was Frank’s passion. He was seen walking all over Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Nellina Caruso and his brother Antonio Trotta.

He is survived by his son Anthony (Diane) Trotta of Kenosha and his daughter Millie (Frank) Iorio of Prescott, AZ., his grandchildren Michael and David Iorio and Dante and Michelle Trotta. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers’ in-law, Marina and Gene Veltri and Aurora and Enzo Tocci. He is further survived by his cousins in New York-Atonietta Gentile and Elmira Nise and numerous nieces and nephews in Kenosha and Italy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday Jan. 23rd 2010 at 11:00AM at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha. (Corner of 45th Street and 22nd Avenue) A visitation with the family will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of mass. Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum.

The family wishes to thank Sheridan Medical Complex for the compassion and care that was given to Frank.

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