Frank M. Cardoza
January 19, 2012
Frank M. Cardoza died Jan. 19, 2012 at home. He was 93. Born in Falls Port, MA, he lived the majority of his life in Kearny.
Visiting will be on Monday from 3 until 8 pm at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive Kearny (map/directions). Mass Tuesday 10:30 am in St. Stephen's Church (map/directions). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery (map/directions).
Frank was a Naval Chief Quarter Master in The United States Navy during WWII and was Past Commander of The American Legion, The U.V.O. and The Amvets. He owned and operated Bendix Automat in Kearny for many years and was a Hudson County Sheriffs Officer and Constable. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a founding member of The Portuguese Cultural Association. He was twice honored as The Grand Marshall of Kearny's Memorial Day Parade and was the 2008 Senior Citizen of the Year. He was The Third Ward Democratic Chairman for over 25 years and currently sits on The U.E.Z. Board and is Kearny's Deputy Mayor.
He is husband to the late Lillian (nee Kearns). He is survived by his daughter and her husband Veronica "Sandy" and Jim Doran. Grandfather of Jim, Jr. (Elaine) Doran, Brian (Amanda) Doran, Sian-Elizabeth (Bob) Schoendorf and Shannon (Ryan) Murphy. Great grandfather of Jimmy, Chris, Sianna-Lee, Lilli-Ana, Emily, Robert and Payton. Also surviving is his beloved nephew and wife, Butch and Viviane Puopolo.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. To leave online condolences please visit www.armitagewiggins.com.
Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mass - St. Stephen's Church, Kearny - 10:30 a.m.
Interment - Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington
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