Frank Joseph 'Frankie' Molinaro III, 24, entered heaven on July 26, 2015, in Golden, Colo. Left behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Frank and Janet; brothers, Tony and Vince; grandparents, Frank and JoAnn Molinaro; aunts and uncles, Dan (Cathy) Valentine, Judie (Dave) Griego, Anna Marie (Floyd) Haslett, Judy Costanza, Jodi (Bert) Miller and Joe Costanza; cousins, Jon (Jenna) and Adam (Nicole) Valentine, Ben and Jacob Griego, Joey and Jake Costanza, Mitch, Ryan and Peyton Miller, Floyd & Eric Haslett, Barbara and Randy, Kathryn and Lauren Gutierrez; and numerous other cousins and an abundance of special friends including his Pueblo County Hornet Basketball and Football families and the Colorado Department of Corrections family. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Damiano 'D.M.' and Elizabeth Valentine. Frankie was born to Janet and Frank Molinaro, Jr. On November 20, 1990, in Pueblo. He graduated from Pueblo County High School in 2009 and attended CSU-P before starting his career in the Denver area. He was employed with the Colorado DOC at the DRDC. Frankie loved his family and friends and was the best big brother. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed going to concerts, snow boarding, riding his Harley, being with his friends, raising hell and chasing girls. Frankie touched the lives of so many people with his charm and magnetic personality and he will be greatly missed. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Monday, at St. Joseph Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Pueblo County High School, 1050 35th Ln. followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in Frankie's honor at Sunflower Bank, 1701 Santa Fe Dr., Pueblo, CO 81006. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. To the Monlinaro Family,

    It was such a pleasure and joy to have had Frankie in my class at Pleasant View Middle School and with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Frankie will always be one of those \Awesome Individuals\” that comes along just once in a career. Wherever Frankie was there was always more joy

  2. Words are words but feelings can be expressed. So many people expressed their feeling of love for your son and your family. I know that you have to be very proud that so many people loved your son. It was a great honor, although a deep sadness, to be in attendance of such great love for a person. So many people are feeling the sadness and the emptiness of your loss but the hurt is not as great as yours and there are hardly any words that can help that, but remember the love, the great love that people have for you and your son and maybe it will give you some strength at those really hard times. I know members of my family will always have Frankie in their hearts and always on their minds. God be with you.

  3. Frank, Janet, Tony, and Vinnie, I’m so extremely sorry for your loss. Frankie was very dear to my heart as I remember all the times he would come down and we would hang out together. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to the services but please know that you all have been in my prayers and please know how much I love you all.
    Love,
    Craig, Kylie, and Tiffany (Sawaya) Montoya

  4. To the Molinaro family: May you find comfort in each other during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  5. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for your entire family at the loss of such a loved member of your family. May Frankie rest in peace in the arms of our Holy mother.

  6. My deepest condolences to Frank,Janet and all the family.May God give you all comfort at this most difficult time.God bless <3

  7. To the Molinaro family – There are no words that can heal your loss. The Pueblo Friends of the NRA are thinking of your family in your time of sorrow. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  8. To the Molinaro family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, I’m so sorry for your loss. Frankie was an awesome person and he will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences,

  9. Frank, Janet and the entire family I am so sorry for your loss. I am also very sorry that my family and I couldn’t make it for the services but you are in our thoughts and prayers if there anything that we could do please don’t hesitate to ask. We love you

  10. Frank, Janet and the entire family: I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy for you all…God must have needed another angel..my thoughts and prayers are with you all! God bless and give you strength during this difficult time.
    Kathleen Gelmini

  11. Frankie & Janet, family

    Words cannot express our sorrow for you at this terrible time. Just know that you’ve been in my thoughts and bless your family. May God wrap his arms around each and every one of you, and Aunt Joanne and Uncle Frank and your sisters. I wish you weren’t going through this. I know that Frankie is with grandma and grandpa and my dad, he’s not alone.

    Love you,
    Veda

  12. Frank, Janet, Tony and Vince, We wish we could comfort you during this time so we send many prayers and thoughts your way, we couldn’t imagine the pain you are feeling. God will help you heal while Frankie will always be with you, protecting you. Frankie left so many people with such funny memories, you should be proud of his mischievous personality and huge heart. He would walk into our home like it was his own and ask “what do you have to eat?” We made the one time mistake of offering him a bologna sandwich instead of a meatball sandwich and we paid for that error for years. Every time you wanted to knock him upside the head, he did something so ornery you would just bust out laughing, he brightened every room he was in. Frankie, We are sorry we made you eat cabbage rolls with goat cheese (but you liked them) and Sue will make you a meatball sandwich as soon as she sees you again. We love you! The Christie Family – Shawn, Sue and the kids.
    p.s. yes…the chew spit stain is still on the carpet…we smile every time we walk over it, thanks for the memories!

  13. Frank, Janet and the entire Molinaro Family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are being sent your way in this time of sorrow. May your family, friends, and faith pull you through this time. Sincerely, Lori Pinz (Book) and family.

  14. Dear Janet, Frank and family:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May all of your beautiful memories bring you comfort now and in the difficult days ahead. God bless you and give you strength.
    Sincerely,
    Scharlee Whitten

  15. Frank and Janet
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Cherish the memories, and find some measure of comfort in the wonderful life Frankie experienced.
    Joe and Jessie Provenza

  16. Lt. Molinaro and Family, God bless you and your family at this most difficult time. Julie Figueroa Stinson

  17. A wonderful young man taken much too soon. You left memories with so many people, Frankie, that will never be forgotten. Casey and Karen DeCarlo

  18. I am blessed beyond measure to have had Frankie in my life! He was always such a gentleman and I never saw him that we didn’t reminisce about that “one” summer of baseball that he kept us all in stitches! Frank and Janet, you raised one incredible young man! Tony and Vince, your brother rocked! Heaven definitely has gained an angel!! God bless you Frankie…..you were truly an awesome man!!

  19. Dang frankie. This sux man I feel so terrible for your parents and brothers I remember meeting you at the rockies game and giving you your first job in denver before you started a DOC I remember your first day at doc and when you brought us some of your family famous sausage to try for your birthday. Talking football and family with you. You really did live life to the foolest brother. “Only the good die young” I cherish all are great memories and hope god blesses yout family as you will for sure be heavens new bad ass. Love ya frank the tank

  20. Frank & Janet. Thoughts and prayers to your whole family as you meet each day without your son. I can not offer any sensible reason other than God needed a great young man. Keep your memories and family strong. Enjoy each day together.

  21. We know the depth of sorrow you are going through. There are no words to ease your pain except the comfort of our Lord. God be with you and your family. Our prayers are with you. Love Julie and Charlie Chacon.

  22. Frank, Janet, Tony and Vince
    There are no real words for the depth of your loss. Just know that you are surrounded in love from so many people.

  23. Frank and Janet, I’m so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the love and support of your family and your friends. My prayers are with you all. God bless.

  24. It breaks our hearts to see you go so soon. I hope we can take the sparkle that was in your eyes and share with the world, as you did. Our hearts surround the family, love to you all.

  25. Frank, Janet, Tony and Vince,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time, Frankie was a great young man and he will be greatly missed by all. God needed another angel to watch over us.
    God bless,
    Stacey Radosta-Manweiler, Garrett Gaffney-Manweiler and family.

  26. Janet,Frank,Tony and Vince,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort.
    Prayers

  27. Frank was a good man and a fine Officer. He touched many lives and will be missed dearly by all. I pray your memories and love for him will comfort you until you see him again.

  28. Frank, Janet, Tony and Vince,
    Sending our deepest condolences and prayers. Thinking of you. He was a special young man and will be greatly missed by many.

  29. My prayers are with the Molinaro family. Frank was an outstanding young man! I know there are no words to ease your suffering, but Frank’s friendship will live with many forever!

  30. Janet, Frank, Tony and Vince,

    The Lopez and Young families would like to express our deepest condolences to your entire family. We are praying for all of you in this time of sorrow. May God bless you and wrap you in his loving embrace.

    There are no words that can express how very sorry I am that this has happened Janet, from one Mother to another my heart is breaking for you my friend. Much love Janet.

    Love,
    Nancy and Ryan Lopez and Coleton and Jenna Young

  31. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Molinaro family. Frank will always be remembered….as he was a kind soul…… God Bless..
    Debbie Sierra & family

  32. Thoughts n prayers to you n the family may god bless you in tge time of need RIP little Frankie love Kerri Rivera

  33. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss. You are on our mine and we are praying for all of the family. Love you cuz

  34. Janet & Frank: Sending our deepest sorry to you and the family. Even though I never met your son Frankie I know he was a wonderful man, son and brother! May God Bless Frankie and your Family! Mush Love, Byron & Rita Mestas-Tatum

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook