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Frank P. Madonia
June 29, 1927 - February 8, 2021
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Frank P. Madonia, age 93, passed away February 8, 2021, at 10:10 pm, at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Frank was born June 29, 1927 in Lima, OH, to Pietro and Maria Madonia, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 27, 1997 he married Carol (Boatman) Madonia who survives in Lima.
He served with the United States Army and he retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church for many years, and greatly enjoyed volunteering, ushering, and being active in his church community. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #54, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles Arie #370, the VFW post 1275, as well as a proud member of the UAW local 1219. Whether he was gardening, fishing, or even ice-fishing, Frank loved to be outdoors. Golfing and bowling were some of his favorite hobbies. He was a jack of all trades and extremely handy. He could build, create, or repair anything that he set his mind to, and always put these skills to use for anyone that needed them. Frank loved his family above all else, and greatly enjoyed spending time with his children, and grandchildren. He especially adored his wife Carol, and he always took great care to never be too far from her. Frank was an exceptional man, and will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Survivors include: spouse, Carol Madonia, of Lima, OH; children, Jeffrey (Barb) Boatman of St. Augustine, FL, Cheri (Bob) Virtue of Fernandina Beach, FL, Gregory (Jackie) Boatman of Lima, OH, and LeahAnn (Wayne) Fish of Lima, OH; grandchildren, Shay Virtue of Atlanta, GA, Joseph (Tina) Tschuor of Columbus Grove, OH, Emily (Jordan) Carter of Concord, NC, Paul Boatman of Lima, OH, Matthew (Dr. Julie) Boatman of Richmond, VA, Angelica (Josh Hind) Boatman of London, England, Michael Boatman of St. Augustine, FL, and Lance Boatman of St. Augustine, FL; great-grandchildren, Harrison, Alexandra, and Charlotte; nieces and nephews, Cindy (Rich) Sutton, Larry Walker, and many other beloved nieces and nephews; as well as close family friend, Ethan Misson.
Preceded in death by: parents, Pietro and Maria Madonia; as well as siblings, Josephine (Frank) Clementz (d), Lena (Robert) Walker (d), and Rosemary (Richard) Pierce (d).
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Lima.
There will be a viewing prior to mass, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., on Friday, February 19, also at St. Charles.
Covid-19 restrictions are to be followed, masks and social distancing are required.
Father David Ross will officiate the service.
Private burial will take place at Gethsemani Cemetery at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Flag City Honor Flight or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.