Frank Librera, born March 26, 1932 in Castronovo, Sicily, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord February 9, 2020 Frank, 87 years old at the time of his death, lived in Peotone, Illinois with his wife, Franca, and daughter, Mary Ann. Frank was born on the island of Sicily, Italy to Rosalia and Luigi Giuseppe. His mother, Rosalia, and his two sisters, Maria and Francesca raised Frank at the age of one after his father's death. At the age of eleven, he apprenticed as an artisan woodworker under Giuseppe Giordano. At fifteen years young, Frank's eyes caught sight of the woman he would be married to for 69 years, Francesca Licata. They married three years later at La Chiesa della Santissima Trinita in Castronovo, Sicily November 24, 1951. In August of 1959, they immigrated to the United States with their five year old daughter, Rosalie. Frank worked for Waldbillig Woodworking as an artisan and manager for nearly 30 years. He was a dedicated family man who loved working with his hands whether at work, in the garden, or at home; and he took pride in his attention to detail in all respects of life. Frank is survived by his wife, Francesca; his daughters, Rosalie (Andy) and Mary Ann; his sister, Francesca; grandchildren Edward (Jill), Juliann (Joe), Anthony (Nicole), and Carl (Michelle); great grandchildren Anna, Joshua, Isabella, Tyler, Katelyn, Talia, and Dominic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosalia and Luigi Giuseppe; his sister, Maria; and son, Giuseppe. Frank lived a grand, full life, enjoying his family and friends gathered around the table of plenty. Certainly, Jesus and St. Joseph welcomed him into the Woodworkers' Hall of Fame! Loved ones will hold great memories of Frank in their hearts. Visitation Sunday 1 to 6 P.M. Funeral Monday 10:00 A.M. from Lawn Funeral Home 17909 S. 94th Ave. Tinley Park IL 60487 to St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. Mass 11:00 A.M. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. Funeral info (708) 532-3100
1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday February 16, 2020
Lawn Funeral Home - Tinley Park
17909 S. 94th Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60487 (Map/Directions)
11:00 A.M. on Monday February 17, 2020
St. Paul the Apostle Church
511 N. Conrad Ave.
Peotone, IL 60468 (Map/Directions)
Good Shepherd Cemetery
16201 S. 104th Ave
Orland Park, IL 60467 (Map/Directions)