Frank P. Sorell - November 21, 2012

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 RAVENA – Frank P. Sorell, 80, passed away suddenly Wednesday November 21, 2012 at his residence.  Frank was born and raised in Coeymans and lived in Ravena after his marriage to the love of his life, the late Florence M. Sorell.  He was brought up near the Hudson River and never lost his joy of visiting it every day.


     Frank was a 1951 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy.  He retired after 35 years of service with the former Blue Circle Cement Co. in Ravena.  He was a past member of the Ravena Hose Co. and a member of Senior Projects of Ravena.


     Survivors include his children, Frank P. (Diane Joy) Sorell Jr. of Pearland, TX, Rosemary (John) Albano of Hannacroix and Catherine (John) Macintyre of Coeymans;  grandchildren, Justin (Bethany) Albano of East Greenbush and Jonathan (Karen) Albano of Ravena;  great-grandchildren, Carter Stephen Albano, Caidyn Rose Albano and Lukas Hunter Albano;  nephew, Louis Newburg;  niece, Tracy Douglas;  great niece, Juliette Henry;  great nephew, Louis Newburg;  and companion Millie Roberts.  Along with his wife Frank was predeceased by his sister, Betty Ann Fahrenkopf.


     Funeral services will be held 9 AM Monday, November 26th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 to 6 PM.  Contributions in memory of Frank may be made to Senior Projects of Ravena,  PO Box 142, Ravena, NY 12143.