Frank "Cheech" Addice, 91, passed away December 27, 2020.
Frank was born to Michael and Francesca Addice in Paterson NJ. He moved to Wanaque in 1964 then to Pompton Plains in 1995. He attended Saint Anthony School in Paterson and Central High School for his education. As a young boy, he had many odd jobs such as a shoe shiner and grocery delivery boy. He later worked at Dumont Television alongside his brothers and father in the family masonry business. From 1986 to retirement, Frank found a home at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell as a Maintenance Supervisor, however of all the jobs he had, his favorite was being a father and grandfather. He loved being able to be with his family whenever time permitted.
Frank was a fan of sports and enjoyed watching the NY Yankees, NY Giants and Notre Dame football. He loved to play cards and would always enjoy the many trips he took to the casino. You would frequently see Frank indulge in his favorite foods such as ice cream and hot dogs “all the way”. He was known to joke around with others and for his carefree humor. He was known to be active and enjoy the outdoors whether it would be for pleasure or work. He would find every excuse to soak up the air, even if it was to sweep the leaves off his sidewalk. He would sit outside and would say hi to all his neighbors and people watch. Frank cherished the vacations he would take to Disney, to the shore and the cruises he went on. Frank always felt accomplished about his life when he was able to visit Italy not once but twice. He was able to meet his extended family and know more about his ancestral background. Frank had a big heart and was humbled for what he had in his life especially his large loving family. He always looked forward to all the gatherings especially the annual 4th of July picnic and Christmas Family Reunion.
Frank is survived by his loving wife Lorraine (nee Abbood); his daughters Patricia Mersbach ( William), Barbara Sloat-Kane (Edward) Susan Montenegro (Binaldo) and his son Robert; his sisters Ann Argento and Geraldine Kurpick. Frank is also survived by his wonderful 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by son Frank Paul Addice and daughter Paula Addice.
The family will welcome guests for a visitation Friday January 8th, 2020 from 4-8pm. A funeral Mass will be held at 10am Saturday January 9th at St. Mary's RC Church in Pompton Lakes. The funeral home has a capacity of 37 people at a time for visitation, please be advised to keep your visit brief, if possible, to accommodate anyone that may be waiting. You may need to wait outside if the funeral home is at capacity, please dress accordingly. There will be a Zoom livestream for the Wake Service that is being held at 7pm Friday during the visitation period. For everyone that cannot attend Mass there will also be a Zoom livestream available, information provided below. During these uncertain times, we humbly ask that you please refrain from physical contact with the family to ensure safety for one another. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to:
Friends of Passaic County Parks
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Paterson NJ 07505
Topic: Frank Addice Wake Service
Time: FRIDAY Jan 8, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Topic: Frank Addice Funeral Mass
Time: SATURDAY Jan 9, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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