WESTFIELD - Frank M. Quagliana Jr., age 71, of Westfield, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Select Specialty Hospital of Erie, Pa., with his loving family by his side.
Mr. Quagliana was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of the late Frank M. and Laura (Tria-na) Quagliana.
Frank graduated from Sherman High School in 1962 and married his sweetheart, Judy Gray, on June 6, 1970, in Westfield.
Frank drove school bus for the Ripley Central School District in Ripley, N.Y. for 34 years, retiring in 2002. Along with driving school bus he worked on his Westfield Grape Farms and continued working full-time until finally retiring in 2013. He especially enjoyed working in his chicken yards, but most of all, Frank enjoyed every minute spent with his grandchildren. He was their biggest cheerleader watching them participate in their sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Judy(Gray) Quagliana; two daughters, Evelyn (John) Quagliana of Westfield, N.Y., and Tina (Dr. John) Keyes of Fredonia, N.Y.; and two sons, Frank (Donna) Quagliana of Westfield, N.Y., and Timothy (Carolyn) Molly of Gloucester, Va. Frank is further survived by 13 grandchildren, which include, Frank IV, Anthony Nicholas, Rachel, and Joseph Quagliana; Madeline, Eric, and Spencer Molly; Emily Remington, Kathryn (Tyler) Freeman, Amber Zappella, and Amanda, Bonnie, and John Jr. Keyes; and one great-granddaughter, Meredith Freeman.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Laura (Quagliana) Barbale, who died on Dec. 28, 2013; his father, Frank; and his stepfather, Mickey Barbale.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 25 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Deacon Bill Boneberg officiating.
Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Westfield, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, Frank's family would like memorial contributions to be made on his behalf to the Westfield Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab Dept., 189 East Main St., Westfield, NY 14787.
To send Frank's family a message of sympathy or to light a memorial candle, please log on to www.masonfuneral.com.