Franco Antonio Calabrese, age 67, of Buenos Aires, Argentina passed away on January 22nd 2014 due to cancer. Franco was born in Italy, raised in Buenos Aires, moved to New York and then to Florida before he eventually retired in Buenos Aires four years ago. While in Argentina he spent time with his family until his passing on January 22 from cancer. He frequently traveled back and forth to the United States to have fun with his children, grandchildren and many friends.
Franco was very involved in many restaurants across Orlando, last being a co-owner of Trattoria D' Urbino in Ocoee, FL. As everyone knows, he had a passion for fine food and good wine. Franco loved and cared for everyone around him. He always offered an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean upon, and an outreached hand to anyone who needed it.
He is survived by his children: Nicole and Kevin, Nicholas, Melina, Francesco. Two grandsons: Matthew and Max. Siblings: Roberto and Daniela; Ana Maria and Jorge; along with nieces and nephews. Two ex-wives: Linda and Linda.
A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am.
In memory of Franco Calabrese, donations can be made to fund the cure for diabetes in support of the upcoming March 2014 walk and Team Melina. He had been a participant in many Walk to Cure Diabetes walks here in Orlando. Please donate through this website: www.centralflorida.jdrf.org
Click' Donate Now' at bottom of page, click 'Donate to a Walker', choose Linda Knorr, Team Melina. Or call 407-774-2166 and the office will assist you.