Francis P. Ferragonio
On Tuesday May 28, 2019, “Officer” Francis P. Ferragonio Jr., loving husband and father, passed away at age 64.
Fran was born November 15, 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pa to Francis and Madeline (Scuro) Ferragonio. He graduated from Plum High School in 1973 and went on to obtain his bachelors in Admin. of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. Later on, Fran went back to school at Point Park University to obtain a second bachelors in Secondary Education of Social Studies. November 11, 1989 Fran married the apple of his eye, Patricia (Patty) Barbarino and then went on to raise two daughters, Lauren and Sarah. Officer Fran served the Penn Hills Community as a police officer for 25 years (F.O.P. Lodge 91), and a history teacher at Linton Middle School for 7 years.
Fran wore many hats throughout his life and put his heart into everything he did; paper boy, Community Market, police officer, teacher, hypnotist, driving instructor, tax collector, and family man. Anyone that knew Fran, knew how proud he was of his family, especially his two daughters Lauren and Sarah. Fran loved collecting Snoopy and Jiminy Cricket memorabilia, spending time with his family, learning new hobbies like ventriloquism, and helping others. To know Fran was to love him, and you never left his company without being a little bit happier and a little bit wiser.
Fran was preceded in death by his father, Fran Sr., mother, Madeline (Mal), and father in law, Orazio (Orrie). He is survived by his wife Patty, his two daughters Lauren and Sarah, his brother Anthony (wife Kathy), sister Annette, and an abundance of nieces, nephews, cousins, sibling in laws, and friends who he treated like family. Friends Received Thursday 7-9 PM, Friday 2-8 PM at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills; Funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Saturday at 11 AM; F.O.P. Service at the funeral home, Friday at 7 PM; Donations in Fran's memory to: Penn Hills Monument Fund c/o S&T Bank, 12262 Frankstown Road, Pgh, PA 15235