Obituary, Alexander “Allie” D. DiCamillo

Alexander “Allie” D. DiCamillo, 95, of Hopedale, and a former resident of Franklin, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 8, at Blaire House Assisted Living following an illness. Born on Oct. 19, 1925, Allie was the oldest child of the late Domenic and Irene (DAngelo) DiCamillo. Allie was born and raised in Franklin and was a graduate of Franklin High School. Shortly after graduation from high school, Allie entered the U.S. Navy and served in World War II aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin. He was recently honored for his military service by the Honor Flight Network in Washington, D.C., and at a Worcester Red Sox home game at Polar Park. After the war, Allie continued his work as a machinist. He had a post-retirement job as a courier for a local travel service where he amassed a wide and lasting network of friends. He loved to travel, dance, and play the guitar. He had his pilots license. He treasured good food and drink, and was well-respected for his eggplant parmesan. Allie made friends wherever he went: whether it was during golf, playing pitch, or even cardiac rehab. He had an infectious smile and laugh and was loved by all who crossed his path. He was predeceased by his brother Michael and his sister Anna, and was the husband of the late Nancy (Cutter) DiCamillo, who passed away in 1999. Allie is survived by his former wife, Nanella (Grassi) DiCamillo, and his two daughters, Sandra and her husband Alan Green of Milford and Kathleen and her husband Edward Turieo of Franklin. He is also survived by his four grandchildren: Melanie Turieo and her husband K.C. Marshall of Franklin; Kevin Fitzpatrick and his wife Anne Holoway of Somerville; Danny Fitzpatrick and his wife Melissa of Greenbrae, Calif.; and Christopher Turieo of Franklin. He is also survived by six great grandchildren: Wes and Hayes Fitzpatrick, Charlotte and Leo Fitzpatrick, and Calvin and Nathaniel Marshall. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday, Aug. 12, at 9 a.m. from the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Franklin at 10 a.m. To view the Mass www.stmarysfranklin.org Interment with military honors will follow at Hopedale Village Cemetery, Mendon St., Hopedale, MA Calling hours are Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of Milford, the Franklin Lodge of Elks Veteran’s programs, or the Franklin Municipal Veterans Assistance Fund. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com

Published by The Country Gazette – Bellingham from Aug. 10 to Aug. 13, 2021.

2016 USS Franklin Reunion set for Gettysburg Pennsylvania June 23, 24, and 25th 2016.

At the 2015 Milwaukee reunion general meeting, Joyce Conklin announced that the 2016 USS Franklin Reunion is set for Gettysburg Pennsylvania June 23, 24, and 25th 2016.  The hotel is 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325.  Their phone number is (717) 334-6211.  Make your reservations ASAP.  Parking and Breakfast is included.

Click the following link to download a PDF File containing all of the Save The Date information:

2016 Franklin Reunion Save The Date

In honor of Richard Bloom and the crew members USS Franklin CV13

In honor of Richard Bloom and the crew members USS Franklin CV13

By Carol Ann Bloom

And again the seaman’s whistle is blown
Beckoning mates of the USS Franklin home.

On deck they stand, vigilant and proud with smiles on their faces
To welcome their shipmates with salutes and embraces.

Night skies of pink and a calm tranquil sea
Will be their course together for all eternity.

 

USS Franklin Store

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Just in time for the gift buying season, you will notice that a link has been added to the top of the website for the USS Franklin Store.  The link is located just below the banner photo at the top of the page.  We currently have items with the two designs you see here posted for sale on Cafe Press.  20 percent of the proceeds will go to offsetting the costs of the upcoming Milwaukee Wi and future reunions.  Put a USS Franklin Tee or Mug under your tree this year!uss_franklin_1_tshirt

 

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