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Francis Xavier Orfanello, III

Born: Thu., Jun. 20, 1991
Died: Tue., Sep. 12, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 19, 2017
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 20, 2017
Location: Sts. Martha and Mary Church

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It is with deep sorrow that the family of Francis X. Orfanello lll “Frankie” announce his death after a prolonged illness on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at age 26. Frankie is survived by his parents, Frank and Nora (Kerwin) Orfanello, his brother Matt and sisters Maria and Grace. He was so loved by his aunts and uncles; Mary A. Orfanello, Agnes (Orfanello) and Sean Walsh, David Kerwin, Helen(Kerwin) and Chas Kavoock, Amy Kerwin and Tiarnan O’Corrain, Karen(Kerwin) and Steve Reinbolt and Marian(Kerwin) and Dave Rathbun. Frankie’s cousins, Nick, Kristen and DylanOrfanello, Barbara and Myriah Bieber, Baileigh Walsh, Dan and Lindsay Kerwin, Erynn (Kerwin) and Clark Moss, Chuck Kavolock, Tadhg and Oscar O’Corrain, and Claire and Lorelei Obermeyer are terribly saddened at his passing. Frankie is also survived by a large family of great aunts and uncles, second and third cousins and a beautiful community of friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank and Barbara Orfanello and John and Judy Kerwin and his uncles, Paul Orfanello, Andrew, John and Pete Kerwin as well as his aunts, Anne Marie Kerwin and Jennifer Orfanello.
Frankie grew up in Taunton and attended Coyle and Cassidy High School. He learned a trade in Heating and Air conditioning and worked locally for several years. His illness with substance use disorder took him to Florida, where he worked in sales. Frankie’s beautiful heart touched all who he met.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at Sts. Martha and Mary Catholic Church in Lakeville, Ma. on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, September 19th from 4 to 8pm at Dahlberg MacNiven Funeral Home in Lakeville.
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Norma Ellis
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Frank & Nora,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce and Joseph Mello
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Dear Frank, Nora, and family.... It is with a heavy heart that we express our sincere sympathy.... We couldn't believe it when our son, Joey, told us about Frankie's passing...so very sad....we will always remember and treasure their years spent together at SFX, and the many sleepovers to celebrate birthdays... So much fun...may our Lord bring you all comfort and peace at this very difficult time....in our thoughts and prayers 💙💙💙

   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Nora and family, thinking of you at this sad time and offering my deepest sympathy.

Grace and Anthony Cardella
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
To the Orfanello Family, We were so sad to hear of the loss of Frankie. We had the pleasure of meeting Frankie a few years ago down the cape. We recognized immediately what a warm, loving and caring soul he was! Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that we hold you all in our hearts at this sad time. May you be comforted by all the memories of him that you hold so dear! God bless you!

Arthur Howe
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Frank, Nora and family,

Paula and I send along our heartfelt sympathies. We trust that the strength of your own great family and the friendship of so many others will bring some comfort during this very difficult time.

Art and Paula Howe

Patty (Pickett) & John Barron
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Frank, Nora & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. And, we hope that you can find comfort in knowing that Frankie is now among the angels watching over all of you. God Bless you.
Patty, John, Jessica, & Kerry

The Cape Cod Gutter Monkeys
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathies with the most compassion.

Arthur Warren
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
My deepest sympathy for your family's loss.

Arthur Warren

Michael O'Brien
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
Frank, Nora, Matt, Maria and Grace,

I am very sorry about Frankie. My heart aches for all of you. Prayers for all of you.

Lou Von Kahle
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
Frank and Family,

I was so saddened to receive this news through the BC High Alumni channels. As others have written, may our Lord bring you all comfort and peace at this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. respectfully, Lou BCH '76

Brian and Debbie Dutra
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Frank and Nora and family, Debbie and I just heard about Frankie and wanted to express our deepest condolences to you on your loss. I have great memories of coaching Frankie in Pop Warner and was extremely saddened to hear of his passing. He was a great kid who always had a smile and was a great teammate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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