Frank A. Abriani, passed away at his home on October 31, 2013 at the age of 88. He was born on June 30, 1925 in Oakley, Wyoming, the son of Battista and Catrina (Corradin) Abriani. He served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Frank married Lela Irene (Thomas) on February 17, 1957 in Kemmerer, WY. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on September 15, 2007. Frank enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, and playing pool.
Frank is survived by his children, a son, William Abriani, of Kemmerer, WY.; and a daughter, Jane Abriani, also of Kemmerer, WY. He is survived by his brother, Felix Abriani, of Kemmerer, WY. He is also survived by his step children, Charles Maffei, of Big Piney, WY.; Carol Gaines, of San Diego, CA.; and John Maffei, of Gillette, WY. He is survived by his grandchildren, Janet, Ashley, Allison, Kimberly, Nathan, Alisha, John Albert, Cherie, Cheryl, and Crystal. He is also survived by nine great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother Battista, and two sisters, Lena, and Genne.
Rosary will be recited at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Partick's Catholic Church, with Father Philip Vaske as the celebrant. Interment with military honors will be held at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY.