Frank Edward Fricano, Sr., a resident of Independence, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at his home. He was born February 9, 1935 in Independence and was 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Betty Vargo Fricano; two daughters, Linda Fricano, and Janice Chambers and her companion, Johnny Terrebonne; two sons, Frank Fricano, Jr. and wife, Louise, and Johnny Fricano and wife, Faye; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and his sister, Tina Mallian. Preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Josephine Fricano; brother, Johnny Fricano; sisters, Josie Vilardo, Nacine Durbin, Mary Durbin and Pat Garrity; and grandchildren, Russell Chambers and Joni Fricano. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Interment Hungarian Presbyterian Cemetery, Albany. In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made to help with final expenses. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.