Frank, “Frankie”, Corona, was an amazing loving son, father, brother, nephew, cousin and friend; he was so loved. He will forever be missed and cherished. Our Frankie, as his mother called him, or “Poppa”, as he was called by loving family when he was little, was a loving father to his sons, first born Noah (2), Marcelo, unborn son due in January, who he named and was so excited to meet.
Frank’s life journey began on June 27, 1997, the oldest child to Frank E. Corona and Denise Garcia, step-mother Becky Corona, three sisters, Jocelyn (13), Sofia (7) and Milani (6). Our Poppa was the most beautiful baby boy, an angel designed by our father, God, himself. With the most beautiful brown eyes, the blackest, longest eyelashes that left you gazing into his eyes for minutes at a time, spiral curly hair that only an angel could have. Baby Frank had the cutest, raspiest little voice as a toddler that made everyone adore and want to just squeeze him tight. He was a happy and loving baby boy that simply loved being loved.
As he grew older, he played little league baseball, where he made lifelong friends and decided what kind of friend he wanted to be; which was a loving and loyal friend that would invite you into his home, feed you, and make you feel at home and loved. He was a loving cousin and enjoyed spending time with them. A fond memory that will always be cherished, was going to the beach where his cousins would bury him in the sand and swim for hours. Family was everything to him. Being at his grandparents’ home was where some of his best childhood memories were made, from helping opening the pool for the summer to swimming for hours. He was the best grandson any grandparent could ask for; he was always ready to give a helping hand.
His life dreams, before his departure, were to be the best father, husband, and provider for his family that he could be; especially to his first born son Noah, his pride and joy. His primary goal was to be a full-time father to Noah. He loved to dress, from GQ to Nike suits, with a
fresh pair of kicks to match his rich personality. Frank had an impeccable work ethic; he was hardworking, smart and a fast learner, which always led him to a promotion. When he wasn’t working, he took great pleasure in being home with his family.
He had a love for food and cooking, which he learned from his “grannies” and mother. He was the taste tester on the holidays and took that job with great pride. Frank was a true Cancer: compassionate, sensitive, and a home-body. On his days off, he and his fiance, that he referred to as “wife”, “queen”, or Angel, enjoyed simplistic moments that consisted of movie nights and going on dates, which always included dinner. His other pride and joy was being a big brother to his maternal sister, Milani “Mimi”; from teaching her manners to playing video games and cooking breakfast for her, he cherished every memory they made together. It was a bond that no one could understand.
Frankie would often say and believed, “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” He stood for love, loyalty and family. Frank, you brought the family together. We will always remember your beautiful soul, so loving, kind, polite, funny, smart, respectful and compassionate. You loved hard and stood up strongest when you believed in something, which was easily seen in your soulful eyes and mesmerizing smile. Our beloved Frankie, our hearts and souls are at peace because we know you were at peace with the Lord. He has bestowed upon you your wings, allowing you the freedom to sore, and make your presence known when we need you most. Son, you are home and free and some day we will all be together again.
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