Francesco Domenico Geraldo “Frankie” Conigliaro

April 1, 1971 - July 29, 2020

Francesco Domenico Geraldo “Frankie” Conigliaro, age 49, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 1, 1971, he was the son of the late Lorenzo and Giovanna (Oliveri) Conigliaro. Frankie was a graduate of Salesianum High School. He was born and raised in the restaurant business, and established Lorenzo’s Pizza in 1991 in New Castle and Odessa. Frankie enjoyed traveling, especially to his home in Florida. In his spare time, he could often be found watching the Yankees or listening to Kiss. Above all, Frankie loved his family and cherished his time spent with them.

Frankie is survived by his wife, Annie (Catob) Conigliaro; stepchildren, Stephanie Hollick (Jake) and Geoffrey Newman, both of Middletown; grandchildren, Josh, Sophia and Jonathan Hollick and Jonah and Jaxson Newman; sister, Giovanna Conigliaro-Thomas of Dover; niece and nephews, Giuseppe Amato (Kara) of Brooklyn, NY, Angela McCreary (Cory) of Wilmington and Lorenzo Amato of Seattle, WA; and great niece and nephew, Caleb and Gia McCreary.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frankie’s memory to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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53 Condolences for Francesco Domenico Geraldo “Frankie” Conigliaro

  • My deepest sympathy. So very sorry. May he rest in peace.

  • Frankie I don’t have words to say I will miss you dearly Especially when things got tough for me you always had a way to make me laugh. Fly hi my cousin rest in peace I will always miss you

  • An awesome friend and business associate. Rest in peace, my friend.

    Mike and Betsy Schwartz

  • Prayers and condolences to the family. Lorenzo’s always provided great food and was so accommodating with our luncheons and social events. We will miss Frankie and his generosity to our Bayberry South Community.

  • To Frankie’s beautiful wife and family… The De Lorenzo family from 69th street send our deepest condolences and love to you all. Frankie had a smile and a personality that could light up any room. We will always remember him for the good friend that he was.
    Godspeed. 🙏

  • Condoglianze alla famiglia riposa in pace Franco

  • Frank and I graduated together from Salesianum in 1990. Great guy and good friend. I would stop by his pizza shops and we would talk like we were still classmates at Salesianum. Always enjoyed his stories. Rest in Peace, Frank.

  • This is so unexpected and so sad. Frank was a great guy. You have my deepest, sincerest sympathy.

  • So very sorry for the families loss, so tragic at such a young age. May he Rip and sending prayers and condolences!

  • I’m so sorry for the passing of Frank. Prayers and comfort to his family .

  • My heart aches. I’m filled with disbelief. It seems it wasn’t long ago we tearfully said goodbye to Giovanna. I no longer live in the area but of course assumed that next time I was in the area I could visit Frank’s store where he always made me feel like I belonged. To Annie and Frank’s family, my sincerest sympathy. 💔

  • You were so nice . Heaven has gained an angel you will be missed

  • I’m going to miss you I see you over the past 6 years 6 days a week we talk about sports politics cars motorcycles Corvette and family issues. I didn’t ask much of you but you were always willing to help in any way. My heart hurts knowing that I will not see you at work. I can still talk to you. Just won’t have to listen to your rebuttal anymore. I miss you old friend much love

  • Prayers to Frank’s family.
    Frank and his Father’s pizza shop “Lorenzo’s “, was a huge part of memories from my childhood. One of my favorite but funniest memories was when Frank was dating my older sister and his brother (who didnt speak english)came to visit and they came up with this idea let’s go on a double date to the movie’s to see Indianna Jones and the last crusade.
    Well! Anyway I had to go to the restroom and his brother was following me into the restroom. So I had to grab his hand walk back in the theater and ask my sister to tell Frankie’s to tell his brother …My how hard Frankie laughed.
    That is one of my favorite memories of Frankie is his smiling face and his laughter.
    Rest in peace my friend , you maybe gone but not ever forgotten in the lives you touched.

  • Much love and healing in this deep loss for the family, and especially Annie. Frank was a passionate, energetic, and hard working man, who never met a stranger. He embraced our family as his own, and we have many good memories of time with Frank, especially the cruise fo Annie’s 50th birthday. Our last visit in Cape Coral only 30 days ago was a sweet time where Rick and Frank worked together and Annie and I relaxed. Our time together was sweet. We will miss all the good things that make Frank a stand out guy, and release our brother into the arms of Jesus.

  • Annie we are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya.

  • My deepest sympathy so for the loss of this wonderful gentleman . I knew of him by working at bjs as a cashier he would always come in my line saying that I was the fastest cashier in there , a very nice man with stories to tell about his business sorry I did not had gotten a chance to go to his place of business for a slice of pizza , once again sorry for your loss thinking of family with prayers and love , Ms . Maria

  • To Annie, children and the family of Frankie ..I will always remember that wonderful summer surprise party for Helene, hosted at your home… Frankie and Annie were so gracious and this was my first time meeting your whole, wonderful family…may God continue to walk beside you as you go through the loss of your husband, father, parent, sibling, and friend… may HE continue to comfort you there after. With deepest sympathy, Susan Collins, Wilmington, De

  • Dear Conigliaro Families,
    May Frankie rest in peace, and you find peace. His smile was infectious at Salesianum as I recall him fondly. Sorry for this loss, he had a zeal for life evi;denced each time we passed in the hallways. Michael A. Gallagher

  • Frank, it was nice to know you, rest easy man , see you on the other side.

  • Frank, we had a lot of great times together. You were always very special to me. I’m so thankful that we had a great time at our reunion 10 yrs ago and I only wish we were able to get another one together. I know you are a good soul and someday we will all reunite. Prayers to his family and to Annie. Frank send them signs that you are ok. Until we meet again 💔

  • OH Sweet Annie,
    My heart is breaking for you! I’m so glad that I got to meet you and Frank. Prayers going up for you! May you feels God’s Holy arms wrap you in peace and comfort during this time.

  • So sorry for your loss.. He was so out going and friendly

  • My Deepest Condolences to All of Frankie’s Loves as well as all who loved Him.
    May You Rest In Heavenly Peace Frankie. You will be Greatly missed.

  • Annie I so sorry for your lose. He was a great guy I enjoyed talking to him ever time I delivered chips. He always had a smile and was so happy

  • Our deepest sympathy to Annie and the rest of Frank’s family. Although I only talked to him perhaps four times a year, we would spend at least an hour on our families and solving the world’s problems. He was as easy to talk to as any of my closest friends. He had a zest for living and a way of making you feel that you knew him all your life. May he rest in peace.


  • Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Our deepest condolences to you Annie and family. Our prayers are with you always!

  • I remember Frankie way back when his parents own the pizza shop in the Triangle Mall in New Castle. Then his place in the plaza across the street. What I loved most about him he made everyone who walked in his shop feel like they were the most important person. It didn’t matter if you were getting six pies or just a soda. I liked when had the time to sit with me while I ate and we talked about movies, going to New York and Atlantic City. He treated me like family.

  • Frank,
    Words cannot express my sadness. I will miss you, it was always great catching up or chatting while picking up some of the best Pizza & Wings in Delaware. God bless my friend. I will never forget you.

  • Another son of Brooklyn gone. The world is a bit sadder today. Rest in peace my friend.

  • ps, thanks for the canoli and knishes

  • My condolences to the Conigliaro family. May he rest in peace.

  • My condolences to his lovely wife Annie and Frankies family. Frankie had a great big personality, warm heart, and had empathy for those in need. He had a strong work ethic, and loved what he did! That’s why he was so successful in his business! You my dear friend made a big impact on my life and I will cherish the memories of the time we spent together! RIP My Brother Frankie!

  • Frankie had a wonderful soul im so glad i got to see him and reconnect with him before his passing.🙏

  • My deepest sympathy in the loss of Frankie. I worked with Frankie at Lorenzo’s Pizza back in the early 1990s. It was my first job and Frankie was always so sweet. He took me under his wing and trained me to be a waitress. We had a lot of laughs together! I have very fond memories of working with Frankie and the entire Conigliaro family. Wonderful people!! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Frankie was more than a Friend, he was our brother, know him soon mid 90’s, now is hard to accept that he’s has going to meet face to face the Lord in heaven, we will miss you but we will definitely meet once again, Annie I can assure you that Frankie is happy in the present of the Lord because he was a caring friend, family and husband . . . Love you guys

  • Sending, our love & prayers to your family. We, were blessed to know Frankie, through his business and had many wonderful conversations with him. We always enjoyed talking baseball with the Yankees for his team and the Philles my team. Rest in peace.

  • We are shocked and in disbelief…
    Such a great loss at such a young age..
    To Frankie’s beautiful wife Annie, his sister Giovanna -our dear friend,Her children and grandchildren-
    The whole Conigliaro family…
    Words cannot express the sadness that we feel today..We are so sorry..
    Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to you all…
    May God help you find Strength and peace at this very difficult time..Our prayers are with you..
    Rest in peace Frankie..
    Heaven is gained a beautiful angel …

  • We didn’t get to see each other often as I would have liked, usually graduations, weddings or funerals, as families do when so many miles separate. Frankie was the quintessential host at all times–gracious, generous and always with that smile. I thought we would have more opportunities to continue to get to know each other better and I so wanted him to meet my fiance, Duane. He left us much too early. I can’t imagine life without him in it. There’s a hole in our family, along with a hole in the community. Like so many, I miss him and loved him very much! I hope in seeing him again in eternity.

    Your sister-in-law,

  • “Frankie” was like an extended member of my immediate family. He always greeted us with a big smile, and showed most respect. He will be terribly missed by all. Now, you will be running the shop again with your Ma & Pop in heaven. Rest in peace my brother.

  • Frank! You’ll truly be missed. My sorrow goes out to Annie and Franks family

  • OMG…I am so sorry to hear about Frankie’s passing. He always had a smile on his face and friendly words every time I saw or spoke to him at Lorenzo’s, for many many years. Rest in Peace and have fun flying with the Angels. 🙏🙏💔💔

  • Frank today is going to be very tough. I want to be angry for you leaving but I know I can’t. Always looked forward to when we were both retired and meet up in Florida. A great friend since 6 years old. (You helped me get my bike back from Pino lol). Until we meet again my brother.

  • So sorry for your loss, I first met Frankie when he was on rt 273 in bear, across from an unoccupied mall were Gorden Furniture was.

  • I’m in such disbelief! Sincerest condolences to Annie and all of Frankie’s family. His smile will be missed.

  • To the Conigliaro Family,
    We are heartbroken to hear of Frank’s passing. Please accept our condolences. May he rest in peace.
    Maria, Regina and Rosalinda DeLuca

  • Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. RIP Frankie.

  • Frank: I have known you since grammar school you had a smile that could light up a room. I am going to miss you my friend. My condolences to your family.

  • The heavens certainly gained an angel when Frankie left this world. He was such an amazing, friendly and kind person who was always servicing others witha smile! You will be missed by so very many for a very long time. My sympathy and hugs go out to all who knew & loved this wonderful man! May we cherish all the moments and let this be a reminder.
    With all my love, Stacy. ❤️

  • Dear Annie,
    We were so shocked to hear this news. Sending prayers and love…

  • Annie,
    This keepsake of Frankie is Absolutely Breathtaking.

    I’m So Sorry to hear of Frankie’s Passing.

    You are your Children along with the Rest of the Family are in My Thoughts and Prayers.

    Anita and Scott Wilson