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Our dear classmate Frank Miorandi passed away on Dec. 14, 2023. He joined our class in first grade.
Here are some excerpts from his obituary, which appeared in The Republican newspaper:
Franklin J. Miorandi, 71, passed away peacefully on Dec. 14, 2023 at Mercy Medical Center after his courageous battle against cancer. He was born in Springfield, MA on Oct. 17, 1952 and was the son of the late Mallery and Florence (Morris) Miorandi.
Franklin was raised in East Longmeadow, where he also raised his own family. He loved sports and was a great athlete, both on the pitcher's mound in baseball or taking the field in soccer. He attended East Longmeadow High School and graduated in the Class of 1970.
Franklin was employed by the town of East Longmeadow as a civil engineer, where he worked for 38 years until his retirement in October 2015.
In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the drums and acoustic guitars. He was an avid Red Sox fan and also loved traveling, especially vacationing in Florida, Mexico, and Aruba.
In addition to his parents, Franklin was also predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years, Gail F. (Fitzpatrick) Miorandi, who passed away on Sep. 26, 2021.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his daughter, Kristin (Miorandi) Walden and her husband, Christian; his son, Jonathan Miorandi; his cherished grandson, Brayden; his brother, Ralph and his wife, Donna; and his niece, Monica Miorandi. Franklin also leaves many beloved sister and brother-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his lifelong friend who was there throughout, Carl Larson.
A special thank you to his team of doctors and nurses at both Dana-Farber Brigham Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.
Memorial contributions in Franklin's memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
1965 Little League All Stars, ages 10-12. Front row: John DeAngelo, Mike O'Melia, Kurt Whitney, Frank Miorandi, Dave Carpenter, Joe DeAngelo, Bobby Manning, Tommy Thompson. Row 2: Mr. Floyd Whitney (coach), Tom Mineo, Felix Tranghese, Bruce Moore, Paul Lieberwirth (hidden), Mr. Clancy Valade (coach), Dave Gallerani, Doug Milroy, Billy Soares, Scott Grabowski, Mr. Mallery Miorandi (coach). 
Junior varsity soccer team in Frank's freshman year. Front row: Andy Farquharson, John Penstock, Peter Benton, John Corliss. Row 2: Bill Passburg, David Weferling, David Griffin, Bob Bradley, Mr. Robert Troutman (coach). Row 3: Paul Lieberwirth, Scott Seymour, Frank Miorandi, Rich Malmstrom, Barry Rufenacht. Not pictured: Bill Kenyon, Michael DiMonaco, Dave Carpenter.
Junior varsity soccer team in Frank's sophomore year. Front row: Bill Kenyon, Robert Moran, Mark Willis, Thomas Kurowski, Andy Byrne, Gary LaFave. Row 2: Mr. Robert Troutman (coach), Dave Carpenter, Ken Kurowski, Ed Kopec, Jonas Robinson, David Thodal, Paul Gasperini. Row 3: Andy Farquharson, Larry Cooper, Frank Miorandi, John Penstock, Gery Lieverwirth, Alan Hubbard.
Junior varsity soccer team game during Frank's sophomore year. Yearbook caption: "Hesitant only for a moment, Frank Miorandi (far left) boots a quick shot to teammates Ken Kurowski (35) and Dave Carpenter (far right).
Junior varsity baseball team in Frank's sophomore year. Front row: Channing Orr (manager), Wayne Scully, Kurt Whitney, Charles Maurer, Andy Byrne, Mr. William Reagan (coach). Row 2: Mac White, Ed Kopec, Frank Miorandi, Dave Correale, Paul Sistare, Steve Fairbanks. Row 3: Pete Garafalo, Tom Mineo, Dave Weferling, Scott Grabowski, Dave Gallerani.
Varsity soccer team in Frank's junior year. Front row: Ken Kurowski, David Weferling, John Corliss, Daniel Thomas, Bob Bradley, Frank Miorandi. Row 2: Scott Seymour, Frank Mitchell, Paul Lieberwirth, John Penstock, Peter Benton. Row 3: Donald Ramsay, Jonas Robinson, Ed LeBlanc, Russ Morton, Barry Rufenacht. Row 4: Andy Farquharson, Rich Malmstrom, Jim Mayher, Al Hubbard, Brad Towle. Row 5: Tom O'Brien. Not pictured: Mr. Ralph Cooley (coach), David Griffin.
Frank later in life.
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12/24/23 04:20 PM #1    

Sandra Cushman (Gittleman)

My deepest condolences to Frank's family, his daughter, son and grandchildren in his passing on. In highschool Frank was always kind, thoughtful and funny. It was a blessing to reconnect with him this past year and converse with him about the past, his dog, music, politics and God. He also spoke with great appreciation for his dear friend, Carl Larson. There is never a good time to say goodbye to someone you care about. God bless you all.  

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