Francis V. Buttacavoli

Francis V. Buttacavoli

September 04, 1934 - November 29, 2013

Francis V. Buttacavoli

September 04, 1934 - November 29, 2013


Francis “Frank” “Buddy” V. Buttacavoli died November 29, 2013 in Mission Viejo, CA. He was born September 4, 1934 in New York City to Steven Buttacavoli and Louise (Palladino) Broad.

Buttacavoli grew up in Hudson County, NJ and was a graduate of Emerson High School, Class of ’52. He joined the United States Army, and was a Veteran of the Korean War. While serving, Buddy won a singing competition with his singing group, the Triangles, and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. In 1960 he founded the Union City Comets, a youth football team, and in 2006 he was presented with the Key to Union City for his dedication to the Al Blozis Junior Football League. He was also a Scout Master for Troop 12 in Union City.

In 1989 Buttacavoli relocated to Orange County, CA where he was an active member of VFW Post 5384 in Brea, CA and Post 6024 in Mission Viejo. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Italian Catholic Federation.

Frank is survived by his daughter Debra Ann Buttacavoli, son Michael J. Buttacavoli, daughter Diane F. Cotter and son Matthew S. Buttacavoli. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Isabella L. Buttacavoli, Hayley L. Cotter, Angelina M. Buttacavoli, Brooklyn M. Buttacavoli, Mason G. Cotter, Anthony M. Buttacavoli and Justin P. Cotter, and by brother Dennis A. Buttacavoli of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ.

A Vigil/Rosary will be held at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Sunday, December 8. A Funeral Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church will be held on Monday, December 9 at 9:00 AM with military honors and the presentation of the flag to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to any of the following organizations “In Memory of Frank Buttacavoli”: Veterans Association of America, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association.

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2 responses to Francis V. Buttacavoli

  1. Bob Kohler says:

    Thank you for your service, Brother Frank.
    Bro. Sgt. Bob
    Parish Recruiter
    St. Thomas More Veterans Ministry

  2. Jack Neaman says:

    This is Jackie Neaman from NJ who grew up in Union City. I knew Buddy for many years before he moved to CA since I am a close friend of Dennis. I remember playing on the Comets football team and hanging out at Buddy’s house. Buddy, thank you for being such a good coach and for being such a good friend to me.

    This is Irene Neaman, Jackie’s wife. I also knew Buddy years ago in NJ and I met him several times when we travelled to CA. He was always so kind and friendly to me.

    Buddy, both Jack & I will miss you and we thank you for everything you did for the youth of NJ.

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