Frank Braggio Patranella Jr.

Frank Braggio Patranella Jr.
March 21, 1950 – May 11, 2018

Frank Patranella, 68, of Iola, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, in Iola. A visitation will begin at 5pm, Wednesday, May 16, at the funeral center concluding with an evening prayer service at 7pm. A Memorial Service will be held at 10am, Thursday, May 17, at Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson. Cremation Life Tribute Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.

Frank Jr., was born to Frank Sr., and Beverly Claire Elstrott Patranella, on March 21, 1950, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He married his love in 1984. Frank dearly loved his three children and all his grandchildren. Debbie Kay Kruckeberg brought great joy to Frank’s life as girlfriend, wife, and mother; together they made a house into a very welcoming home. He was known for being stern but still had a soft heart for anyone truly in need. Frank believed that hard work pays off; he was employed with Texas A&M Physical Plant as a construction plumber for many years until his retirement. He and his family are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson and have a strong faith in God.

Preceding him in death are his parents; five of his grandchildren, Elijah, Gabriel, David, Katerina, and Lena; now they greet PawPaw with opens arms; and his brother-in-law Greg Bessette.

Surviving Frank are his wife of 34 years, Debbie Patranella; his sons, Frank and wife Katie Patranella, Todd and Jessica Patranella; his daughter, Marion Raysor and husband Joshua; his sisters Deborah Bessette, Jeanne Maddox and husband Michael, and Rose Lynn Rosser and husband Jim; his grandchildren, Dayton, Anthony, Natalee, Emma, Jacob, Sam, Marlene, Christopher, and Katlena; and other relatives and very close friends.

In lieu of flowers Frank’s family asked kindly that your memorial contributions reach beyond them by giving to Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.), PO BOX 631566, Irving, Texas 75063 or the Zion Lutheran Church, 455 FM 149 West, Anderson, Texas 77830.

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  1. Buba and Todd,8 Aunt B.J. and I are praying for you and your families in this time of sorrow. God bless and be with you all.

  2. Deb, Marion, and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Frank’s sudden passing. He was a good man who cared deeply about those he loved. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Linda

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