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98 comments on “Francesco Butera”

  1. Dear Comare Maria, Vince and Gino and families, my thoughts and prayers are with you. The funeral service was absolutely lovely and the eulogies were very touching. The photos were a wonderful tribute to a beautiful man and family. It brings back memories of when we would come over and the men would be in one room playing cards and drinking wine / beer and the women in another room chatting away. God Bless. Lina Costanzo

  2. Our deepest condolences to Zia Maria, Vince, Gino and family. The service was beautiful Vince, Gino your words were beautiful I have so many memories growing up. Family parties and large family gatherings where Zio Frank would just walk in the room make us all laugh.
    My heart is broken i have lost a loving and wonderful Uncle.
    We all will miss you Zio Frank
    R.I.P
    Love Maria Buter Scarpino And Family xo

  3. My condolences to zia Maria, Vince, Gino and family, our thoughts are with you always.

    RIP Uncle Frank, we will miss you
    Love your nephew Frank Butera, Thomas, Alex and Joshua xx

  4. Our deepest condolences to Zia Maria, Vince, Gino and families. Our hearts are broken. He was such a lovely man. He will be dearly missed by all. Lots of love Zio Salvatore Strangis, Vince Strangis and family.

  5. Our deepest condolences to Maria and the extended family on the passing of Francesco. It was a lovely service and to hear all the fond memories. Stay strong and you are in our thoughts. RIP Francesco.
    Vincenzo Butera and daughter Angela Butera

  6. My love and condolences to Maria, Vin, Gino and Families. It was a beautiful service which celebrated the spirit of Frank. Thinking of you all. RIP Frank.

  7. Sentite condoglianze a tutti voi… Zio resterà per sempre nei cuori di tutti… Vi abbraccio forte da lontano la vostra nipote Rosetta Mercuri..

  8. Adrian and Elaine send our love and prayers to Maria and all the families. We enjoyed many happy times with Frank and Maria in their home and ours and shared many Christmas lunches and birthdays with our beloved mutual grandchildren of whom we are immensely proud.
    Adrian and Elaine Furniss

  9. Carissimi zia Maria, Gino e Vincenzo, siamo vicini al vostro dolore. Ci dispiace molto per la perdita di zio Francesco, rimarrà sempre nei nostri cuori. Un abbraccio forte a tutti voi con tutto il cuore. Zio proteggici tutti da lassù. I tuoi nipoti Pasqualina Mercuri e Leonello.

  10. Nonna, Vin, Gino and family,
    Thinking of you all and there in spirit! It was a beautiful service for an incredible man! Love you all dearly!

    Nonno – thank you for all of the wonderful memories we shared in the past 2 years. You welcomed me into your home with open arms and showed me nothing but unconditional love and generosity, you were so humble and kind, hardworking and passionate. I’m sorry I didn’t enjoy grapa in my coffee, and I’ll miss you honking the dishes horn, the glasses of wine and games of briscolla.
    Rest In Peace Nonno!

  11. We were really so privileged to have Zio Frank in our lives. Growing up next door to Nonno Santo and Nonna Caterina in Young Street gave us the opportunity to enjoy many special times with Zio Frank and Zia Maria – from playing cards, enjoying good food and wine, to laughing together at Zio Frank’s jokes.

    The memory Gino shared today of his Dad putting the grandchildren in a wheelbarrow and wheeling them around is also a memory we share. Zio Frank once wheeled my brother Adriano in a wheelbarrow that Nonno Santo was using to transport a fresh mound of manure for his garden. It is honestly a memory that we’ll never forget and one that had us all in stitches laughing at the time – Zio Frank was really a witty man who loved to bring a smile to others and whose company we really enjoyed. His memory will always live on in our hearts.

    It was a beautiful service today. We are so sad we couldn’t be there. Sending all of our love and deepest condolences to Zia Maria, Vince, Gino and family during this very sad time.

    Love Monique, Sean & Ella xxx

    1. Our deepest condolences to Zia Maria , Vince, Gino and families . Zio Frank will be dearly missed by us . We have so many fond memories when we were young visiting the you in Balwyn . Thanks for sharing the beautiful service – lovely eulogy that was a beautiful summary of the beautiful person his was and slideshow . Sorry we couldn’t be there to pay our respects to the family during this difficult time . R.I.P. Zio Frank
      Love Angelo and Loretta Strangis , Cathy and Tony Sacco xxx

  12. To Maria, Vince, Gino and families,
    We send you all our deepest condolences and know he was such a great man with an infectious personality. He will be dearly missed by everyone and leaves a great legacy behind.
    RIP Francesco

  13. Lovely service. Our thoughts are with you. Frank was a great role model for the whole family. Best wishes John, Mark, Ellie and Kate

  14. Dear Zia Maria, Vince, Gino & family, sending our love and deepest condolences. A really beautiful service, so many wonderful memories and photos shared. We will miss Zio Frank and have great memories of family meals and card games at Young St. As kids, he always made us feel special and welcome, interested in what we were up to at school, uni and in life in general. We will remember him as happy, fun, full of energy and always smiling. Love from Sarah, Ted & Leonardo

  15. To Auntie Maria, Vince, Gino and all the family, it was a really beautiful service during such a difficult time. We’re very grateful for you sharing it with us. RIP Uncle Frank.
    Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you all. Tania

  16. Dear Maria and Family
    A beautiful service for Frank a man we remember with a smile on his face.
    Frank has gone to be with our loved ones that have gone before us!
    Praying God Blesses Frank with eternal rest.
    Frank and Anna Sette (Comare Stella s sister and Brother in law)

  17. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. A beautiful send off for a wonderful man. May he rest in peace

    Ann Maree Daniel Nick Josie Archer

  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you all our love. We will miss you Uncle Frank.
    Love from Michael, Helen, Megan and Amanda Morabito xxxx

  19. Our thoughts and love are with you all. A very strong embrace . It broke our hearts not being able to be there with you. Frank, thank you for the beautiful memories and may you rest in peace.

  20. Our deepest condolences to you all at the loss of Frank. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    The Furniss family QLD

  21. Elaine and Adrian send our love and prayers to Maria and the family. The service was a true reflection of Frank’s life.

  22. Our deepest condolences to Zia Maria and all of the immediate family. What a beautiful ceremony and tribute for a great great man, who clearly impacted so many people. We will miss him.

    Adriano & Julia

  23. My heartfelt sympathies to you Maria and all in the Butera family as you say goodbye to a wonderful man who has touched many hearts with his generosity and spirit and the most amazing smile. Frank lives on in all our memories. He is part of a beautiful familyxxx
    Thinking of you with lots of love
    Linda and Al Hungerford (Nelson NZ)

  24. Our sincere condolences to you Vin, Rose and the whole Butera family

    A beautiful service

    Love and support to you all

  25. Such fond memories of a kind, humourous man always happy to have
    visitors and share his home and dinner table with his wine and salami…..

    Our thoughts go out to Maria and family, it was a fitting tribute to a great man
    who will not be forgotten.

  26. Condolences to all the Butera family and also to the extended family my thoughts and prayers are with you all from Maria and Vito La ferlita

  27. Sending my love and heart felt condolences to all the Butera Family and all those who have had the privilege of being part of Frank’s life!

    Kelly

  28. Vin, I was sorry that I didn’t meet your father earlier – what an inspiration! A wonderful memorial for him today. Would have loved to have been there to pay tribute to him in person. Rest assured though that his legacy lives on in my garden – through the seeds that he shared and the joy that I took from visiting in his last days at Wonga Park. May his direction be the guidance that you carry through life. xxx

  29. Our sincere heartwarming wishes to Zia Maria, Vince, Gino and extended families. Our deepest condolences for the loss of Zio Frank. We will always cherish the many memories we spent with him.

    With all our love,

    Battista, Silvana, Anthony & Matthew xo

  30. Deepest condolences to Zia Maria, Vince and Gino and family of the passing away of Zio Frank. I have fond memories of when I was a kid and used to visit with my parents and siblings. We used to play in Zio Frank’s vegetable garden. RIP. Zio Francesco.
    from Caterina Butera. thank you for the live stream.

  31. A beautiful send off for a beautiful, gentle man. Our deepest sympathy to you all. We will always remember Uncle Frank with a welcoming smile and a glass of wine. He will be dearly missed. RIP.

  32. We are thinking of you all through this difficult time. May you find comfort in each other, and may the loving memories of Frank remain with you forever. Thank-you for a wonderful warm and loving insight into Frank’s memorable life.
    With Sincere Condolences,
    Briony and Nick

  33. Le nostre più sentite condoglianze a Maria, Vincenzo e Gino e famiglie. Resterai sempre nei nostri cuori, veglia su di noi….
    Un fortr abbraccio dalle famiglie MERCURI SANTO E MERCURI CLAUDIO

  34. Rest In Peace, my brother, my best friend,, Love to Maria, Vince and family and Gino and family xx

    Your brother Antonio Butera and sister in law Caterina Butera ❤️

  35. Our deepest condolences to Maria and family.
    Think of you all at this sad time.
    Sharyn and Andrew Tallentyre

  36. Our Deepest condolences Zia Maria, Vince and family & Gino and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all today.

    RIP Beautiful Uncle Frank, thankyou for a lifetime full of wonderful memories, Love Silvana & Joe Massara & family xx

  37. Carissima Comare Maria, Vin, Gino e famigli, volevamo essere con voi oggi, ma vi accompagniamo nei nostri cuori, in pensieri e con nostri peghieri in questo ultimo viaggio del carissimo Francesco, amato amico di noi tutti.che ripose in pace. Preghiamo che trovati coraggio e pace come lui volessi…… forte abbracci da compari Nick, Stella, Dian, Frank, Michael e famigli. Compare Frank ti ricordamo sempre xoxox

    Our love and prayers are with you all today as we remember a beloved Compare and friend….. may God give him eternal rest and comfort you all at this sad time. We will remember him always….. the Faulisi family xoxox

  38. Our Deepest and sincerest condolences to Maria, Vin, Rose and the Butera family. Our hearts go out to you at this particularly difficult time. May Frank RIP.
    Tony and Kay

    1. Our deepest condolences to Maria and family thinking of you during this sad time. Lots of love from Joe, Michelle, Emily and Joseph Genoese xxx

    2. Our deepest condolences to Maria and family.
      May his light shine as bright as the brightest star .

  39. Our deepest condolences to Maria and family thinking of you at this sad time May FRANCESCO R.I.P.
    our love to you all
    Tony & Matilde Filippini

  40. Sincere condolences Vin, Rose and all of the Butera family for your recent loss. We are sure Frank will be sadly missed by everyone. Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Sincerely – Peter and Sue Wheeler.

  41. Our most sincere condolences to the Butera Family on the sad passing of Frank. Frank and Maria have welcomed us and many of Vin’s friends over the past 40 years. Frank was always a gentle, unassuming man whose hospitality with Maria and her culinary skills was exemplary.
    A wonderful man who will be sadly missed. RIP Frank you will be in our hearts forever

  42. Our most sincere condolences to the Butera Family on the sad passing of Frank. Frank and Maria have welcomed us and many of Vin’s friends over the past 40 years. Frank was always a gentle, unassuming man whose hospitality with Maria and her culinary skills was exemplary.
    A wonderful man who will be sadly missed. RIP Frank you will be in our hearts forever

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