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Frank Leon Ancona

Died: June 7, 2019

Frank Leon Ancona, age 82, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away at his home on Friday, June 7, 2019, in the presence of his family and friends. He was born on October 29, 1936, in Baton Rouge, to the late Vincenzo Charles Ancona and Katherine Levraea Ancona. Frank served the community as Co-owner of Ancona’s Stop and…read more

Frank Leon Ancona, age 82, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away at his home on Friday, June 7, 2019, in the presence of his family and friends. He was born on October 29, 1936, in Baton Rouge, to the late Vincenzo Charles Ancona and Katherine Levraea Ancona. Frank served the community as Co-owner of Ancona’s Stop and Save grocery store until retiring in 1996, volunteered at St. Paul Adult Learning Center for another 20 years, and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. He graduated from Catholic High School, Baton Rouge, class of 1955, attended Louisiana State University, and served with the United States Army. His commitment throughout his life was to his God, family, and country. Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Madeline Prestigiacomo Ancona; daughters, Joni Ancona Shreve and husband Jeff; Laurie Ancona Reine; and son, Gregg Paul Ancona; special daughter, Kandi Roussel Loupe and husband, Murphy; grandchildren, Stephen Allen Reine, Felicia Capone, and Kristen Marie Kaluba; step-grandchildren, Ashlee Marie Shreve and Jacob Michael Shreve; great-grandson, Giovanni Capone Reine; brother Roy Ancona and wife, Angel Guarisco Ancona; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his sons, Stephen Charles Ancona and Angel Ancona; brothers Vince, Luke, Joe, Anthony, and Johnny; and sisters Mary James, Katherine Dispenza, and Lena Ancona. Visitation will be held Monday, June 10, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, with prayer service at 7:00pm, at Rabenhorst East on Florida Boulevard, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, June 11, 9:00am at St. Jude Catholic Church, followed by Mass at 11:00am. Christian Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery, 4045 North Street. Reception after at St. Jude Family Center. A special thanks to all who served Frank throughout his illness, especially, Dr. John Godke and his nurse Brook; Dr. Gerald Miletello, and his IL2 nurses, Samantha and Brenda. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Piarist Mission serving the Appalachian Community, P.O. Box 870, Martin, KY 41649; of Baton Rouge, 10528 Kentshire Ct, Baton Rouge, LA 70810; or your favorite charity.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 10, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rabenhorst Funeral Home East

Address:

11000 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Prayer service at 7:00 pm


Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Address:

9150 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time: 11:00 am -

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church

Address:

9150 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Roselawn Memorial Park

Address:

4045 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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