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Frank Walter Piraino

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Frank was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September, 27, 1925 of humble beginnings. His father was Italian and mother was Brazilian/Italian. Frank was the eldest of 5 siblings and started to work at the age of 8 as his father died when he was 12. He worked selling newspapers and doing odd jobs, helping his mother feed their family. He set his goals early on in life and worked and studied constantly, becoming an economist and accountant while learning English. Among his accomplishments: he managed the first Pan Am office in Brazil, co-founded the Yazigi English school, became a journalist and correspondent for Ediçäo Extra, and co-founded a newspaper (Tribuna de São Paulo). He was an avid chess player and became a member of the São Paulo Chess Club. He also enjoyed dancing and played samba (tambourine and percussion) and soccer.

Around 1947, while working as an accountant and business consultant, he fell in love with the widowed owner of the company, Amneris, along with her young son, Mario. They married on March 25, 1950 and had three children: Suely, Rosely, and Frank. After several business trips to the USA Frank and Amneris chose to emigrate with their four children in 1962, becoming proud American citizens.

Frank used dedication and hard work to achieve his goals, including starting and growing his own successful international trading company In New York City and then moving to Florida in 1990. He travelled the world with his wife, with whom he shared over 70 years of marriage.

He was a good, loving man, a great friend to many and dedicated to his family. He left us on Feb. 21, 2021, to be with his wife, Amneris, in Heaven. He will be missed and remembered by all that knew him.

He is survived by 4 kids: Mario, Suely, Rosely, and Frank ; 7 grandkids: Daniela, Marina, Giampaolo, Daniel, Jessica, Jason, and Jesse; and 5 great grandkids: Luca, Antonella, Sarah, Pietra and Luigi.

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