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Frank  Conti
Frank Conti

November 23, 1925 - September 22, 2019
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Resided in Sparta, New Jersey


Frank Conti, 93, of Sparta, New Jersey, died peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019, surrounded by family at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, after a short illness. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather who we all called Dad, Pop, Grandpa and GP.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 23, 1925, to Battista and Maria Conti.

Frank, Seaman First Class USNR, received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy on June 26, 1946. He received a letter from President Harry Truman thanking him for his service to our country.

He worked for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport from 1952-1987 with Fleet Services. American Airlines was privileged to award him the “AA Citation for Service” award in recognition of his dedicated service.

He was the king of one-liners, an avid reader, a lover of history, and prolific user of olive oil. He was also a dedicated Mets fan, someone who would give you the shirt off his back, and he had a way of making everyone smile when he walked in the room.

Frank was predeceased by his former wife, Eleanor Nilsen; his brother, Joseph Conti; his sister, Rose DeAngelis; and his son, Arnold Hammarberg (Judy).

He is survived by his four children: John (Stephanie) of New Canaan, Connecticut; Maryann (Tim) Yoder of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; June (Vincent) Buonomo of Staten Island, New York; and Elizabeth (Arvid) Danielsen of Warrenton, Virginia. Other surviving relatives are his nephew, Robert (Marie) DeAngelis, and his niece, Pamela DeAngelis, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, New Jersey, with an 11:30 a.m. Service of Celebration, also at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019, in the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, where Frank will rest in peace.

The family has requested that donations be made in memory of Frank Conti to Spiritual Care Support Ministries, Inc. Donations can be made at or mailed to 76 West Shirley Avenue, PO Box 643, Warrenton, VA 20188. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ US 07860
Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Service of Celebration
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, September 28, 2019
11:30 AM
Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery
75 North Church Road
Sparta Township, NJ 07871
Monday, September 30, 2019
10:00 AM

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