Frank Saputo, 88, of Springfield, IL, died on January 27, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born July 27, 1923 in Springfield to Vito and Rose Calandrino Saputo. He married Florine Rape on June 2, 1946 and she preceded him in death on September 13, 2009. His parents; one grandson, Frank A. Coffey; his twin brother, Joe Saputo; brother, Russell Saputo and a sister, Vita Summers also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Michael) Coffey of Springfield and Kathy (Bobby) Blair of Springfield; two grandchildren, Mike (Lori) Coffey and Jenna Taft; three great grandchildren, Ali, Frankie and Chloe Coffey; two sisters, Katie Zeppetella of Highland, IL and Stella Murrill of North Carolina; one brother Vito (Beverly) Saputo of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a member of Christ the King Church. Frank was a founding member of the Roman Cultural Society, a member of Downtown Springfield Inc. and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from Lanphier High School and held several records in track and football. He owned and operated Saputo’s Twin Corner from 1948 to 1985. Frank was an avid golfer and he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Visitation: 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with a Prayer Service 5:00 p.m.
Lie in State: 9-9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Christ the King Church.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Christ the King Church with Monsignor John Ossola officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Frank A. Coffey Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m.