Clarence Leo Frioni, 79, of Raccoon Twp., passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 with Carey Ann, Brian, and his fierce protector and furry granddaughter Sweet Pea never leaving his side.
He was born on July 18, 1942 in Sewickley Township, Westmorland County a son of the late Antonio and Chelse Louise (Canepele) Frioni. Clarence proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. as a Corporal Marksman Rifle Badge. He retired from LTV and USS where he worked as a millwright for 38 years.
Clarence was a doting father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend whose love was strong and unconditional. He was known as "Papa" by the people who loved him the most. His happiest moments were when he was surrounded by his family. He will always be remembered for his teasing personality and odd sense of humor. If he picked on you, you can be certain he loved you. He bragged he wasn’t afraid of anything because he has three daughters. He loves his sons-in-law as “his boys”.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marie Frioni; a dear nephew, George Edling; sisters, Olympia “Lee” Libbos; Lena Edling; and Mary Cox; a brother, Anthony Frioni; and in-laws, John Johnson, and Eleanor Frioni.
He is survived by his children, Justine Roberts, and her husband Shawn; Carey Ann Johnson and her husband Brian; and Clarice Merks and her husband Ken; grandchildren, Garret; Taylor; Brian, Jr.; Sarah; Erica, Abigail; and Cora; great grandchildren, Hunter; Kayden; and Landon; a brother, Louis Frioni; sisters, Gloria Johnson; Nora (Maxwell) Lewis; and Patricia (Frank) Conti; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Frioni. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dear friend and loving caretaker Stacy Colburn. Two very spoiled grand cats Jinxy and Michi and the boss of the house grand dog Sweet Pea.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2pm to 5pm in Darroch Cremation and Funeral Tributes, Inc., 2640 Mill Street, Aliquippa www.darrochfuneralhome.com A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 11am at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. Everyone please meet at the gravesite on Saturday.
The Beaver County Special Unit will meet at the funeral home on Friday at 2pm to conduct full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UPMC Children’s Hospital. Raise your hand with a good glass of red wine and toast to the most amazing, loving, strong, giving, kind, and hilarious soul you would ever meet! SALUTE PAPA! May you continue to make all the girls laugh in Heaven.