It is with great sadness that the family of Frank M. DeBonis, age 61, announces his passing on April 12, 2020 after battling a long illness in LaPorte, Texas.
Frank will be reunited in heaven with his late father, Frank R. DeBonis. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Christina (DeSimone) DeBonis, sisters and brothers-in-law Regina and Ronald Savarese, Patricia Lord and Bruce Hengey, nieces and nephews Jennifer and Martin Earley, Adam and Melissa Lord and many great nieces and nephews to whom he loved and loved him back more than he had ever realized. Frank will forever remain fondly in the hearts of his Texas family, Michael, Michelle and goddaughter Mellyn Fisco, who opened their hearts to him and remained a constant source of companionship and strength both before and during his health battles.
Frank was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 6, 1958. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and received his Civil Engineering Degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. His degree and strong work ethic afforded him many opportunities to travel, live and work in New York, Texas, Colorado, Michigan and Africa. He later decided to make Texas his home while always staying true to his New York roots and remaining a loyal Yankees fan. His proudest achievement was being part of the engineering and construction of the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown. He was recently employed at RL Utilities Corporation in LaPorte, Texas.
Frank enjoyed visits back East to celebrate special events with family and friends. He spent much of his free time on the golf course where his love of the sport began at a young age while caddying at the Dyker Heights Golf Club in Brooklyn. This carried over to his adult life, where he enjoyed spending hours on the course during golf outings with many of his Texas buddies.
Frank will forever be remembered for his kind heart, witty personality, infectious laugh and generous spirit. He was a good man that immensely enriched the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him in this lifetime.
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