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Frank Lorea
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Obituary for Frank Lorea

Frank Lorea age 78 passed away at his home on March 23, 2018. He was born in Boomer on August 2, 1939 and was the youngest of nine children of the late Felix and Anna Marie Petrella Lorea. Frank was preceded in death by his sisters Yolanda and Angelina and brothers Sammy and Johnny. He loved his family, his Italian heritage and his home town of Boomer.

He is survived by his wife Nella, two sons Steve and his wife, Sherry of Boomer and Bob and his wife Valerie of Charleston; sisters Mary Lopez of Powellton, Genevie Graves and her husband Harry, Marguerite and Mafalda of Boomer.

Frank was proud of his seven grandchildren Jordan, Jensen, Jack, Josie, John-Steven, Jorgie and Stevie Marie and his two great-grandchildren Averie and Aeris.

He received his B.S. degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology and his M.A. degree from West Virginia University. He also did additional post graduate work at Marshall and Virginia Tech.
Frank was a retired administrator of Kanawha County Schools.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Monday at St. Anthony's Shrine Catholic Church at Boomer with Fr. Biju Devassy as celebrant. Burial will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow. Friends may call on Sunday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery where a Christian Wake service will be held at 7:00 PM. Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to St. Anthony/Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund, Box 65, Montgomery, WV 25136.
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