portrait picture for Francesco "Frank" Melchiorre

Visitation:Friday, December 20, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.Service:Friday, December 20, 7:00 PM, in Collins Funeral Home.Final Visitation:Saturday, December 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, in the funeral home.Interment:Spring Grove Cemetery, 41 Hecker Avenue, Dairen.Contributions:Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to: Bethany Chapel, 55 Greenvale Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703.

Francesco "Frank" Melchiorre


October 16th, 1944 ~ December 16th, 2013

Francesco “Frank” Melchiorre, 69, husband of Karen Melchiorre of Norwalk, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 16th, 2013.

Born October 16th, 1944, in Queens, New York. He was the son of the late Michael and Antoinette (Quaranta) Melchiorre. Frank, along with his family, was a resident of Norwalk for the past 37 years.

Before retirement he worked as a cameraman for ABC Television. He covered many high profile events on ABC’s Wide World of Sports such as Monday Night Football, numerous Olympic Games, MLB, the Indianapolis 500, Figure Skating and the Kentucky Derby to name a few.  For his outstanding achievement in this field Frank was honored with numerous Emmy awards.

Frank also enjoyed giving back to the community. He was an active member of his homeowners association and was a chaperone while his children were members of the Norwalk High School marching band. He was also an active and devoted member of the Bethany Chapel in Yonkers, New York.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, and adored his grandchildren. In addition to Karen, his wife of 45 years, Frank is survived by his son Steven and his wife Jennifer of Vancouver, British Columbia, his son Michael and his wife Brenda of Valencia, California, and his daughter Danielle and her husband Christopher Zorn of Alameda, California. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Sabrina & Russell Melchiorre, Julia and Alexander Melchiorre, and Amy and Kylie Zorn. His sister Grace and her husband Richard Michals of Bellmore, New York as well as several nieces and nephews also survive Frank. His sister Marie and his brother Domizio predeceased him.

Friends may call Friday, December 20, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with services at 7:00 PM, in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A final viewing and prayer will be held on Saturday, December 21, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, 41 Hecker Avenue, Dairen.

Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to: Bethany Chapel, 55 Greenvale Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703.

  1. I was deeply saddened by Frank’ passing. I worked with him for many years at Abc, both on the road and in house. He embodied the word gentleman. May he rest in peace.

    December 18, 2013
    Lois Filippi Rycx -
  • We are so blessed to have fellowshipped with Frank and Karen at Bethany Chapel for the past 13 years. Frank was a man after God’s own heart, who lived for the Lord, cherished his family, served God’s people and loved his friends. He taught us so much by example in his humble yet strong ways. He was a truly devoted husband, a praying father and a sensitive spirit with a passion for Christ. Hearing him pray was a joy as his conviction and trust in the Lord was always evident. His love for Karen and his family was only matched by His love for His Lord and Savior. We will miss the many conversations, laughter, projects at the Chapel and running the race of this life with Frank. Thank you Frank, for fighting the good fight. We will surely meet again on that beautiful shore. To God be the glory. “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage & He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

    December 19, 2013
    Mathew, Beena, Dawn & Asenath Jacob -
  • Dear Danielle and Family,
    I was so sorry to read about your father’s passing. May angels walk with you today and always.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Stephanie Brzoska, Norwalk, CT

    December 19, 2013
    Stephanie Brzoska -
  • Dear Karen and Family,
    I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am.
    When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange.
    Hold on to your memories and let them guide you at this time of sadness.
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family,
    Esther and Bob Brzoska, Norwalk, CT

    December 19, 2013
    Esther and Bob Brzoska -
  • Dear Karen and family,
    Words cannot express how sorry we were
    to hear of Frank’s passing. We have so
    many fond memories of him. He was an
    Incredible person and we cherish the
    wonderful times we had with both of you.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire
    family. Our love always,
    Sue and John Przybisiki

    December 20, 2013
    Sue and John Przybisiki -
  • Dear Melchiorre Family & Friends,
    I had the good fortune of working with Frank at ABC Television as a Technical Manager on the road. Frank was always a gentleman, one of the best around. I was fortunate to be young enough to have been “dressed down” by a look I think only Frank could give you, yet eventually I think I earned his respect over the years. Both feelings were great. See you down the road, Frank.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Towey

    December 20, 2013
    Mark Towey -
  • My sincere condolence on the passing of a true gentleman. In my years frequently working alongside Frank I always held the highest respect for his compassion, helpfulness and care of others. May he rest in peace.

    Marv Bronstein

    December 20, 2013
    Marvin Bronstein -
  • Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Family. Frank was a kind and generous man and we are honored to have known him and been in his company. Our family thanks you for all you did for us and we will honor your memory forever. May he rest in peace with The Lord.

    Our love always,
    Tara, Jaran and Jason Mershon

    December 21, 2013
    Tara and Jason Mershon -
  • My sincere condolences to Frank’s family, on the loss of this great and kind gentleman. I had the honor and privilege of
    knowing him, through many years at ABC. Rest in peace Frank, you will be missed by us all.

    Jim Weisz

    December 22, 2013
    Jim Weisz -
  • Dear Steven, Brenda & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your recent loss of your Dad!! We were just made aware of it this morning, so sorry we didn’t
    pay our respects. We didn’t know till my sister met Andre and Simone at Stew Leonard”s this morning, we feel so bad about this!!!
    May he rest in peace in the glory of GOD!!! A Big Hug to both of you from both of us!!!

    Sincerely,

    Nick & Maria

    January 1, 2014
    Nick & Maria DiMeglio -
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