James Russell Frana, age 49 passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012. James was born in Long Branch, New Jersey the son of Robert and Florence (Wasilczik) Frana. He moved to Central Florida from New Jersey in 1969 and was employed in construction sales. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament and St. Andrew Catholic Churches. He was also a member of Lake County Hoops, Clermont Girls Softball and Minneola Planning and Zoning.
James is survived by wife Lisa (Murphy) Frana of Minneola; mother Florence Frana of Clermont; son Trevor, daughter Shelby Frana both of Minneola; brother Joseph (Missy) Frana; sister Lynda Frana, both of Clermont. He is predeceased by brother Mike Frana and father Robert Frana. He is also survived by sister Diane Dauer, sister and brothers, Debbie Lindsey-Gorman, Jim and Bill Lindsey all of New Jersey; nieces and nephews, Hope and Jacob (children of Joe) and Logan and Alyssa (children of Lynda); and biological mother Virginia Schmidt.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to BankFirst of Clermont, Jim Frana Memorial Account.
Lisa & Family we are here for you and our hearts and prayers go out to you. Jim was a great father and husband and will be greatly missed. We love you.
Dina & Paul LaGarde
Lisa, Trevor and Shelby our hearts and prayers go out to you all. Jim was a wonderful man who was very good to our boys while playing in the South Lake Hoops. He loved his family and the community and will be greatly missed. God Bless you all.
Steve, Dorothy, Bennett, Stephanie and John
Lisa and family, I am having a hard time with the fact that Jim is gone, we have been friends for over 30 years. We had such good times together when we were younger, I couldn't even begin to tell them all. We still managed to talk every once in a while over the years, now I wish it had been more. Jim always had a smile and was laughing about something. We recently had lunch together and am grateful to have seen him then. I dont know why he was taken away so suddenly, but the good lord has a plan for us all. I do know that Jim was a good man, husband and father he will be missed by all. I will keep Jim and your family in my heart and prayers until we all meet again. God bless you all.
Jerry and Rose Bruessel
Jimmy was my first and best friend when we moved to Florida in 1969. Our parents became very close as well as neighbors and fellow parishoners at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Jimmy was a loving caring kind sole as a child that carried over into adulthood. We shared many log chats on Facebook regarding the search for his birth mother and he was always offering me to help in locating mine. He will be sadly missed by many and I will look forward to seeing him again in heaven.
Cathy McClease Marshall
A lifelong friend that will truly be missed. My prayers go out to his family for the rest of my days.Jim has been chosen to watch over us instead of walk among us and if Jim's work and accomplishments on earth reflect our time in Heaven, there is no telling of the miracles in our future.God bless. Richard Zimmerman
So very sorry to the Frana family. Jim was always a fixture at our house when I was in school in Pine Hills, he was one of my brother's best friend..and helped him stay the path many times! He always took us to midnight mass on Christmas Eve at St. Eds...Praying that your family takes comfort knowing Jim now walks with our Savior. God Bless ya'll
Kelly (Coon) Crawford
Sincere Condolences to the Frana family. Jim was a very good friend to my son Wayne, and took the role of "big brother" to my daughter Kelly. Jim always had a quick smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was very special to our family for a long time. Know that we are praying for healing and comfort for you all. Peace & Blessings.
Lisa and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of your precious moments and laughter that help ease the pain and bring the smiles back again. He will be forever remembered, loved, and missed. Refelct on John 5:28,29 for a comforting thought. Your family is in our thoughts.
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