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July 6, 2006
Mary, Vince, Family & Friends,
I always wonder why bad things happeng to great people, and I'm still wondering. There are now answers. Frank was a wonderful and and I'm glad he was part of my life. I will miss him, just like I miss Nick. You are always in my thoughts and prays. Jubie
Karen Jubak (Bridgewater, NJ )
 

July 5, 2006
I will always and forever love you as I will always and forever love Nick and Frankie. Thank you for the gift that keeps on giving...including me and mine in your lives.
Margee Fagelson (Brooklyn, NY )
 

July 5, 2006
Dear Mary and Vince, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our door is always open if ever you need anything...God Bless...
David & Shirley Emery
 

July 3, 2006
Mary and Vince,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Erica (Emery) Terricciano (Rutland, VT )
 

June 29, 2006
General-I love you like a mother..and frank like a father, you guys have done so much for my family i can't even begin to thank you enough times. Losing frank may be the hardest thing we have had to do as a family/staff. We have all been here for eachother and will continue to be here for eachother..just remember i love you guys soo much!
When i move to NC im going to miss you so much....
Love you aunt mary!
Maimee (VT )
 

June 29, 2006
Mary, Vince, and Family,
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of Frank. Frank's sense of humor and the care he gave and compassion he had for those he met will never be forgotten. May time and the love of family and friends help you to find some peace in all of this...
Sylvia, Dawson & DJ
The Lyon Family (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 28, 2006
Although I didn't know Frank I know my family knows your family and Frank's death has had a profound effect on our community. Mary, your strength is beyond words. My deepest condolences to your whole family.
Jade (NH )
 

June 28, 2006
Dear Mary and Vincent,
I'm so sorry we couldn't be at any of the events celebrating Frank's life. We were very fond of him, as was everyone, and we will miss him deeply. I particularly enjoyed his knowledge of and passion for any subject we ever discussed whether it was a health issue or, in the case of our last conversation, Lightning Hopkins, whom he had just discovered. The accolades that have poured forth from the community make us realize how much we did not know about him and how widely loved and appreciated he was.
Larry & Donna Simons (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 28, 2006
Dear Mary and Vincent - my life has been made much brighter for having known Frank. He was a wonderful, caring man - truly a "people person" in the best sense of the word. Despite the fact that I love the Red Sox and he was a steadfast Mets fan, he always kept his sense of humor when I would razz him about baseball. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you endure the loss of this beautiful man. Frank may be gone from this world, but he will never be forgotten.
Gwen Harris (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 28, 2006
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 27, 2006
Dear Mary,
I was shocked to hear of Franks passing.I will include you and your son as well as Frank and Nick in my prayers. I send you my depest condolences.
Peter Mastracchio (Mesa, AZ )
 

June 27, 2006
I am very sorry to hear about Frank. I am now in NC and just heard the news. I will never forget his smile and his day to day enthusiasm about life in general. A wonderful man!
Phil Gibson (Lexington, NC )
 

June 26, 2006
Brattleboro won't be the same without him. He was everybody's friend.
Debbie Lazar (Putney, VT )
 

June 26, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince, and Family,
Our deepest sympathy, condolences, and love are extended to all of you.
What a joy it is to have known Frank. What a joy it is to be able to know all of you. What a treasure it was to have shared a room with Frank for 3 years in college. I had the privilege to have been introduced to Frank's family early in our college days. What an experience of genuine love that was displayed to each other by his family. The memories that I will always cherish are that of real love and friendship. He was a true brother to me. I will always smile when I recall the countless times he said to me, "reel it in Jones!" For I know that we both laughed when we said the same phrase to each other. I am thankful to have been part of his life, to see the love between him and Mary, and to see the love for his two sons. What a great man he was. I will truly look forward to the day when I will once again be with him and our Saviour.
God Bless you all.
Bill "W" and Carol Jones (Tucson, AZ )
 

June 26, 2006
Dear Giamartino Family,

I had the pleasure of speaking with Frank on a couple of occasions. I am a medical claims examiner with AIG - we administer the policy for the World Learning students. Hotel Pharmacy has always been very supportive of the students and, in speaking with Frank, it was easy to see why. Frank was very professional, polite and pleasant. He took care of issues for me and my students and I know they (the students) truly appreciate Hotel's flexibility and willingness to help. It is clear Hotel Pharmacy cares about its customers.

I was sorry to learn last week of Frank's accident and passing. I hope your good memories of Frank will carry you through this difficult time. May God bless and keep you and the Hotel Pharmacy Staff.

In Deepest Sympathy,

Scott Boyd
Medical/Travel Claims Examiner
Scott Boyd (Wilmington, DE )
 

June 25, 2006
Mary Vince and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of Franks passing.You all have been through so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. I remember all the wonderful things that Frank and you Mary did for me during my employement with Hotel Pharmacy. I enjoyed my time at Hotel Pharmacy and was always made to feel like one of the family during my employement there. Frank had such a big heart always willing to help anyone in need. Of course he was the biggest Mets fan we ever knew and his zest for life was an inspiration to all. He will truely be missed by all that had the priviledge of knowing him personally. We want you to know that we are thinking of you all, Our sympathy goes out to you and your family. May the love of many Friends and Family and the Good Lord help you to get through this most difficult time. Jeff, Laurie, Brendan and Chelsey Curtis.
Jeff and Laurie Curtis (Cumming, GA )
 

June 25, 2006
To GIAMARTINO'S FAMILY,
While we don't know the perfect words to say or the exact thing to do to comfort you, we want you to know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Our warmest thoughts are with you.(nephew of Aunt Betty Parsons)
ROBERT E. DABY (ZEPHYRHILLS, FL )
 

June 24, 2006
This former Elliot Street neighbor is listening to loud and soulful slide guitar in memory of Frank.
Janie DeNeefe (Huntsville, AL )
 

June 24, 2006
Dear Mary and Vince,
There are no words that can possibly make sense at this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be. Frank was certainly unique and will live in our memories.
Susan John (Rocklin, CA )
 

June 24, 2006
Quite a few years ago I met Frank while making a delivery to the 2nd floor of the pharmacy.
After a bit of huffing and puffing, Frank refused to take my money for a pack of my favorite lifesavers. Not a bad guy I thought at the time-and now I know how many others felt the same.
There is a special place in heaven for such decent people. Hope to see you there. Amen
Joseph Fuller (Rawsonville, VT )
 

June 23, 2006
To Mary and Vincent, I didn't really know your family, and I have only been in the pharmacy a few times. However, the stories I have heard from Jerry Forkin, Brian Frost, and Karen LaMorder have taught me how your generosity, and Frank's generosity makes such a huge difference in al our lives.

Jerry and Denise Forkin were so devastated by the news of Frank's passing that they broke my heart. Then to learn that you, Mary, put your grief on hold long enough to insure Denise that she, indeed, was still welcomed into the Hotel Pharmacy family, even at this terrible time, was both humiliating and exhilarating. How unbelievably generous and selfless you are!

Your husband and son Nick are now together. Every day Frank will have that bowl of oatmeal and maple syrup with Nick, and they will both be looking down and you and Vincent, loving you forever.
 

June 23, 2006
Mary, Vince & The Hotel Pharmacy Family,

We wanted you to know that as we passed the scene of the accident, shortly after 7:30 p.m. we saw the most beautiful double rainbow- no doubt for Frank to follow and reunite with Nick. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Gavin Freeman & Sarah Lapan (Dummerston, VT )
 

June 23, 2006
Mary, Vincent, and Family -

We are so very saddened to hear of Frank's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

Bruce Crawford and Tomas Llorence
Bruce Crawford (Waikoloa, HI )
 

June 23, 2006
Dear Mrs Giamartino and family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. I am a customer of the pharmacy and did not know Frank well but I know he was a sweet, caring man, who always had a hello and a smile for everyone. May the Lord comfort you in your sorrow.
Barbara Nokes (Vernon, VT )
 

June 23, 2006
Dear Mrs Giamartino and family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. I am a customer of the pharmacy and did not know Frank well but I know he was a sweet, caring man, who always had a hello and a smile for everyone. May the Lord comfort you in your sorrow.
Barbara Nokes (Vernon, VT )
 

June 23, 2006
Dear Mary and Vincent,

Words are never enough at a time like this, but please know that my thoughts are with you. I can't ever think of Frank without smiling. Mary, you and Frank told a story many years ago that I still repeat. You were both telling us (my ex-wife Peggy, and I--probably at a Rotisserie League party) the story of explaining to your kids the facts of life--how babies were made. Your kids were quite young and after hearing the explanation looked at each other, made a face, looked at you and said, "Yuck! And you did that twice?" I smile every time I think of that. Frank always livened up the Rotisserie Draft day with his...um...thoughts and opinions, in that nice quiet voice of his. :) I believe Frank was also the originator of my son Christopher's nickname--"Spike."

Anyway, you've been thru a lot and our hearts go out to both of you!
Love,
Andrew, Christopher ("Spike"), and Trevor Cunningham
Andrew Cunningham (Falmouth, MA )
 

June 23, 2006
Dear Mary -
I met Frank as my family pharmicist, but got to know him better when my friend Ellen worked for the pharmacy in 1989. I remember thinking how great it was that she was given such an opportunity and how kind and generous Frank was to both Ellen and the rest of the staff. I had lunch there in the back room with Ellen and Lou and the rest once in a while, and remember wishing I worked there too.

As an adult, I grew to respect Frank and your family for being so amazingly compassionate and generous. Not only to your customers, but to the community. More than once, Frank helped me out by suggesting a less expensive alternative to a prescription or getting me in faster to a local doctor when I couldn't get my own prompt appt.

Frank's loud mouth will be missed, as he yelled things over the counter to me when picking up embarassing prescriptions.

I wish you and your family peace as you grieve the loss of a short, but amazing man.
Tracey John (Brattleboro)
 

June 23, 2006
Mary,Vince and Family

I can't think that there are to many people in the Brattleboro area that were not touched by Frank in some way. If he had a comment to make or advice to give one couldn't help but listen intently to the end.

I called on Frank several times for suggestions about my business. He was always very helpful. As far as health questions-If Frank suggested it-it always worked for me.

I'm sure God had a reason for calling him. It is hard to think of things that way because He took away a very gifted man away from family and friends.

My prayers are with you all!

Jack and Linda Dempsey
Gastonia, North Carolina
Jack Dempsey (Gastonia, NC )
 

June 23, 2006
TO THE GIAMARTINO FAMILY,
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME OF GREAT LOSS. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM BEHIND HOME PLATE AND HIS INFECTIOUS LAUGH. MARK,JUDI, BRIAN, DANNY AND TYLER HERMANSON
JUDI HERMANSON (BRATTLEBORO, VT )
 

June 23, 2006
Dear Mary and Vincent,

I am greatly saddened by the loss of this wonderful man. He always had a moment to see me and especially my children. Aidan only knew Frank as the "Pretzel Man". Alexis, however, knew Frank as a really nice guy. I have a poem that I just read on June 22 that was written by a 7th or 8th grade student. Here it is:

Death doesn't end life---it changes the form in which we live it.

Through death we are shown our greatest moments.

Death will ride in on moonlit wings to call you from a pain wrenched body,

to no longer have pain, or grief, on your mind, freeing your soul, no longer dreading your limits.

Then, on silver wheels over shining lakes you will fly through your past days---

as the sun sets on the days of your life,
remember, it isn't over;
your spirit will live on
and you will know true serenity,

the bliss of everlasting life,
and you won't be alone---

you'll live with those most ancient minds.

by Christoper Goldthwaite

I hope this poem will bring a small amount of comfort to you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Yvette, Michael, and family
Yvette Robarge (Chesterfield, NH )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince, and family,
Words of sympathy should come easily after a year of condolences from your family to ours after losing Noah. Our young adult lives crossed paths twenty something years ago when life was simple and beautiful. Mary and Frank were part of an era of simple goodness. Our boys (Nick and Noah) are gone and maybe they needed a really decent and good umpire for the big game in heaven. With Frank you could go back to Brattleboro after an extended time away and it was like he saw you yesterday. The last time I saw Frank I was in town for the weekend and went to buy a toothbrush. He laughed when I reached for $$ "It's Ok Nance". So sorry for this loss.Love and prayers....Nancy Curtin
Nancy Curtin-Shea (Centerville, MA )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary, Vince and Family,

The magnitude of pain and remorse we feel at this time can only be equaled by that of the sheer joy of being with Frank, and everyone he called family and friends, over the last 35 years! Our thoughts are with you and everyone experiencing Frank's passing as we try to reel in the grief and go on in his spirit.

Love always,
Connie “O” and Stitty
Dave Stitt (Ballston Lake, NY )
 

June 22, 2006
Mrs. Giamartino and Vinny - On behalf of the entire Murphy family we offer our sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
God Bless You,
Dan Murphy,Erica, Dan Sr. and Cathy Murphy
Catherine Murphy (Sea Girt, NJ )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary and family, Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.

I worked with Frank at the pharmacy when you first arrived in Brattleboro. He had a happy, generous nature, and a friendly spirit.

May the support of family, friends, and community comfort you.
Veronica (Ronnie) Scott (Tallahassee, FL )
 

June 22, 2006
June 21, 2006
Mary & Vincent, there is not much one can say to ease the personal pain you both are feeling. I hope you can take some comfort, in knowing how much Frank meant to so many people.
Frankie, from the first time I ever met him as an employee at the pharmacy, was an exuberant bundle of everything you could ever want in a person. Compassion, humor, honesty, a sense of caring and true understanding were instantly visible.
His zealous appetite for life and energy was amazing. That seemed to have continued. I just saw him a few weeks ago at a local resturant and he greeted me as a long lost friend. His broad smile, kiss on the cheek and asking about the family. That will remain my last memory of Frank, a uniquely wonderous man with many gifts.
All who knew him will have an empty space that can never be filled. I thank you Mary, for sharing Frank with all of us and know our thoughts are with you and Vincent at this time.

Carol, Seth and Sarah Powers
Carol Powers (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
June 21, 2006
Mary & Vincent, there is not much one can say to ease the personal pain you both are feeling. I hope you can take some comfort, in knowing how much Frank meant to so many people.
Frankie, from the first time I ever met him as an employee at the pharmacy, was an exuberant bundle of everything you could ever want in a person. Compassion, humor, honesty, a sense of caring and true understanding were instantly visible.
His zealous appetite for life and energy was amazing. That seemed to have continued. I just saw him a few weeks ago at a local resturant and he greeted me as a long lost friend. His broad smile, kiss on the cheek and asking about the family. That will remain my last memory of Frank, a uniquely wonderous man with many gifts.
All who knew him will have an empty space that can never be filled. I thank you Mary, for sharing Frank with all of us and know our thoughts are with you and Vincent at this time.

Carol, Seth and Sarah Powers
Carol Powers (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.
Keith and Tia Sherman (Hinsdale, NH )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary & Vince,
Frank had more love to share than anyone, and always made the right choice,
love Marco
Marco (North Benton, OH )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary, Vince & Family
Our lives our a lot emptier after hearing of the news in Frank's passing. For those of you who don't know me, Frank & I became acquainted in our freshman year at Albany College of Pharmacy in 1971. In those days they segregated you in classes by the 1st initial of your last name-his was "G" and I was "F". We spent an awful lot of time together in class in our formative years because of that. He was bright, over-articulate and could argue with the best of the professors. Frank & I had some common bonds-sports and especially music. It wasn't uncommon for him to hum a whole "Yes" album in one lab session-all the while I was thinking, "who is this character!". We stayed in touch over the years and always looked forward to our annual "Full Moon Fever" ski party weekend in Lake Placid. It was why Mary, I was totally stunned when you sent me a copy of a CD entitled "Junior Brown" only days before hearing of Frank's death. And then I read an article in your local newspaper that started out, "Junior Brown blasted from the speakers of the Hotel Pharmacy Tuesday afternoon...music was booming off the walls like it was party...it was like any other day at the pharmacy except there was one grievous, unbearable difference". To paraphrase the note you sent with the CD went like this, "this is one of Frankie G's favorite CD's-I can't stand the damn thing so I'm burning you guy's copies before I delete it from my hard drive". So I can take part of the blame for some of Frank's sometimes "lousy" tastes in music. It was just at this last Full Moon Fever party in January and it was raining cats and dogs so a bunch of us, including Frank, decided it was more prudent to pull out my CD's and get the party started early, rather than ski in the rain. This is when he probably had one of his 1st "run-ins" with "Junior".
So last night I took that CD and a few beers down to the lake and played it loud in his honor-just like he would have wanted. So on a parting note, the last lesson he taught us was that life can be gone in the blink of an eye so live & love life with all the gusto you got-that will be Frank's living will. We'll see you all this weekend to share his life. With heartfelt regards...Tom, Jan & Steph Fiore
Tom & Jan Fiore (Holland Patent, NY )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince and Family,
My most sincere and deepest condolences goes out to you and your family.I will always remember how Frank knew everyone by their first names making each and every person he came in touch feel special. He will be truely missed.
Faith Kingsbury (Putney, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary, Vince, and Family,

Frank had a special gift to touch those in need of compassion, laughter, and friendship - at times needed most. Words can not begin to express the gratitude that my family and I have felt for all of the times that you and Frank reached out to us in our time of need. The Brattleboro community, near and far, grieves with you. May you find comfort in your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kate (Gilbert) Clark (Kent Island, MD )
 

June 22, 2006
Mrs. Giamartino and Vincent,

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Giamartino. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ryan McGowan (Sparta, NJ )
 

June 22, 2006
Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you.
I can't help but laugh at this picture in my head of Frank and I with buckets and shovels clearing a 3rd base puddle at the Randolph Little League. How we laughed but we had to play ball.
Donna Gerstenmaier
Donna Gerstenmaier (Randolph, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
I think by reading all these entries that we all agree on how great a person Frank was. We offer our deepest sympathy to the family. Frank,be at peace.
Stephanie Schryba Rodney Rawson (Townshend, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Bob and Sharon Dexter (Island Pond, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear Mary and the Team at Hotel-
I am so taken aback and at a loss to hear of Frank's passing. I am so sorry. I loved Frank! He always had a kind word, a minute to talk or a laugh to share. He will be sorely missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so very deeply saddened.
Sincerely,
Lara Borders
(OneTouch representative)
Lara Borders (North Adams, MA )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary, Vincent & Family,

Please know that you are in our thoughts at this time of great loss.

Love to all.
Mary (Garry) Johnson (Woodbury, NJ )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary & Family,
I am so sory for your loss. Frank was one of the rare breed nowadays. Someone who cared more about his customers then he did the almighty dollar. I remember one time I did not have the money for a prescription and he covered the cost himself because he knew I needed it. I used to work for Central Answering Service and Frank and Mary were our customers and he always made me laugh. Especially one time when I had to bring him a new beeper as he was used to the old one and wasn't sure he wanted a mew one! We met at the Marina had a "tooni" and all was well. Here's to you Frank.
Linda Brown (MIdland,, MI )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary, Vince & family,
There are no words to express the ache in our hearts for your loss, once again. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always. God bless.
Deb Metaxas (Bridgwater, NJ )
 

June 22, 2006
Vince, Mrs. Giamartino, & Family, So sorry to hear of this grave loss to your family. I hope you will find the strength in each other and your loved ones to make it through this tragic time. My thoughs and prayers are with you.
Kate Pollica (Fort Myers, FL )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear Mary & family,
I like to say I am so sorry for your lose, Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds clear. Fond memories linger everyday,rememberance keeps them new.

sith love,
Jean
Jean Rawson (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary, Vince and family,
We cannot start to imagine what you are going through. Though we did not know Frank very well, what we did know of him will remain in our hearts - his fun-loving attitude and how he was so full of life. His kind words about Granpa Bill will always stick with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Erin & Tony
Erin Parsons (Bloomfield, NJ )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear Mary, Vincent and Betty,

I was so saddened to hear about Frank's passing. I hope all your happy memories give you strength and comfort in your sorrow. When I think of Frank I think of laughter and fun. He had a wonderful gift for enjoying life, and that is a gift to everyone who knew him. My children and I send our deepest sympathy and our love.

God bless you and give you peace.
Nancy Parsons (Blacksburg, VA )
 

June 22, 2006
Mary and Vince,
No words can express my sadness. Frank was a wonderful person and touched so many of our lives. He was so special to my Kaleb. God bless you both, may you find your strenghts through friends and family. Love and prayers to you both,
Robin (Nelson) Syms (Westmoreland, NH )
 

June 22, 2006
Mrs. Giamartino and family,
My family and I extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. Not only have you lost a member of your family, but this town has lost a person who is well-known in this community. Walking downtown will never be the same not being able to stop in and hear a laugh that brings a smile to your face and touches your heart. We only have these words to share, but you are all in our prayers. This town grieves alongside your family.
melissa bessette (brattleboro, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear Mary and Vincent,
I am so sorry to hear about Frank. I cannot think of a finer man, friend, businessman, father and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I feel in my heart that Nicky is with him. In sympathy and friendship, Lella
Diane Lella (Raritan, NJ )
 

June 22, 2006
Dear mary&Vince
Our thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family at this tragic
time
Paul&Emily Sheldon (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 22, 2006
You will be missed
Rita Chabre (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
To Frank's Family,

Indeed it seems truth that it is often upon someone’s passing that we learn so much more about them. All I sensed was good energy and spirit on the occasions I was in HP, but having now read about Frank, I know the source from which it came and feel the extent of your loss and that of our community. When my daughter Kirsten informed me this evening, I wanted not to believe it, knowing your family has already had more then its full share. But what a legacy to leave. I could only wish to be seen as someone who helped as much. I could only wish to have such comments expressed about me upon my passing. May you somehow find a certain peace in the memories and in the reality of what he gave to others. In the end, it is what we gave to others that truly remains. I am deeply impressed to learn of what Frank gave, and can feel a great loss to our community.

Rob Schrull
Rob Schrull (Diamachi, Hachioji-chi, Tokyo, Japan)
 

June 21, 2006
Mary and Vincent
Our deepest sympathies to you both. Frank will always be with all of us who admired his wit and unparalleled passion. Our memories are deep and they remain vivid.
Love Dave and Maura Clark and Family
Dave Clark (Fairport, NY )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary, Vince and Family,

I was heartbroken to hear about your loss. Frank was the face of many of my favorite memories of living in Brattleboro. From the summers I played softball with him to the times he would make me laugh in the pharmacy, he was always an amazing man to me. The Hotel and the world has lost a great man. But somewhere up there right now he is with Nick, telling a great story, making hundreds laugh and looking for ever past Met he can find.
Michael "Mojo" Moshovetis (Fairfax, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006
http://www.ruthann1.com

Ruth (Thomas) Bland (Quincy, IL )
 

June 21, 2006
Dearest Mary and Vince,

Know that both of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Both Nick and Frank touched my life in very special ways when I was principal at St. Michael's. May you find peace in knowing that they are together in the Kingdom of our God.

Sincerely,

Denise Winterberger
Former Principal of St. Michael's School
Denise Winterberger (Wilmington, DE )
 

June 21, 2006
To Mary and Vincent-
Frank's warmth and compassion towards us will always be remembered. We are so happy that Frank was a part of our lives. With love and fond memories,
Janaki and Asiya Tschannerl
Asiya and Janaki Tschannerl (Westminster West, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary and Vince,

Frank had that rare ability to make you feel it is all about you. The loss to the community is huge. I remember Frank being an umpire at Little League and explaining his calls to the kids. When he was umping a game he always offered advice in hitting, catching
and throwing in a subtle quiet way which may not always be the adjectives to describe Frank but it was true with kids. There is so much more to say but not enough words. He owns a part of many hearts and he is a legacy.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

K. Elizabeth Garvie
Katheryn Elizabeth Garvie (Weaverville, NC )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince, and Family, There are no words to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Frank was a Great man and he will be missed like no other. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and knowing he is with that Beautiful boy of yours, we hope that gives you the comfort and strength to get through this difficult time.
Tave, Robin, Olivia,& Gianna Angelozzi (Somerville, NJ )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince, and Family, There are no words to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. Frank was a Great man and he will be missed like no other. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and knowing he is with that Beautiful boy of yours, we hope that gives you the comfort and strength to get through this difficult time.
Tave, Robin, Olivia,& Gianna Angelozzi (Somerville, NJ )
 

June 21, 2006
My first days working in Vermont at Lyon Travel I knew nobody in the area having moved up here from
Boston. One day I was really sick, I walked into the Hotel Pharmacy to meet one of the nicest people I have ever known. He didn't know me at all but dealt with me like we had been friends for years, family even. He came around from the counter and gave me a big hug and made me laugh and I really needed that at the time.Frank will always be remembered for his smile, his laugh, his sense of humor and mostly his fun-loving spirit. I don't know of anyone else that I've come across in my life that showed the amount of caring that he did on a daily basis. He was that person who would literally give you the shirt off of his back and wouldn't think twice about it. His family and his friends have lost a true gem but I do feel some comfort knowing we all have someone like him looking at us from above.
From my family to yours we send our deepest sympathies.
God bless you all.
Kelly (McCauley) Lewis & Family (Swanzey, NH )
 

June 21, 2006
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
roger and pauline webber (brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
We would like to express our deepest condolences to Mary,Vince and all the Hotel Pharmacy family.Frank's friendly greeting and smile will be missed by many. He has been our Pharmacist for almost 30 years. Through out that time Frank has given us exceptional service and advice. The Pharmacy just won't be same without him. I hope your memories and support from your family and friends will help to get you through this most difficult time.
Marilyn & Will Gouin (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary and Vince,

Our deepest sympathy on the sudden loss or your husband and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this very sad time. The only comfort you may have right now is that there are two angels watching over you.
With our extreme condolenses,
Ray,Lorraine,Ray and Brandon Reilly Reilly (Rhome, TX )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince and the Hotel Pharmacy Family~Please accept our sincerest condolences. May you all find comfort knowing Frank lived his life to the fullest and generously gave his all to many people. What virtue has joined; death will not separate.
Ken & Mea Whitworth (Guilford, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary & Vince,

Words cannot express to you my deepest heartfelt sympathies of your loss. While I did not know Frank very well it is obvious that he was loved by all and was truly one of God's Angels on earth. I hope you can take some comfort that he is in heaven with your beloved Nicky. God Bless you both. Love from the Whitlatch Family.
Maria Whitlatch (Atlanta,, GA )
 

June 21, 2006
May your family & friends help you through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Becky, Brian & Matt Frechette
Becky Frechette (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
I can hear that voice now and I haven't seen Frank in fifteen years. God he was loud!

Most importantly he was always helpful, always friendly, always had a minute to spare.

He gave more to everyone around him and that should be part of his legacy. He cared about people and Sharon and I will miss him.
Kevin Scully (Mashpee, MA )
 

June 21, 2006
My deepest sympathies to you & your family. I've heard nothing but good things about Frank throughout the years. You're in our thoughts & prayers .
Laura Metaxas & Joe Allen (Somerville, NJ )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary, Vince and family,
I cannot express how sad the news of Frank's passing has made me. He truely was an exceptional person who has done so much for us over the years. I often wonder why such terrible things can happen to such good people. You are some of the strongest people I know, and will be able to find strength in this troubling time. You are in my thoughts and prayers as always.
Love Chad
Chad Ives (East Dummerston, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary, Vince and family,
I cannot express how sad the news of Frank's passing has made me. He truely was an exceptional person who has done so much for us over the years. I often wonder why such terrible things can happen to such good people. You are some of the strongest people I know, and will be able to find strength in this troubling time. You are in my thoughts and prayers as always.
Love Chad
Chad Ives (East Dummerston, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Mamma,Vince,and extended Giamartino and Garry families,

My heart is aching, my eyes are weeping, my soul has an empty space. I have much love, endless hugs, and the most wonderful and fondest memories of Frankie and all of you, anyone could ask for, to help me heal.

Let's Go METS !!!!
Josephine (JoJo)or as Frankie would often call me "Montoya"!
Josephine Mangean (Bridgewater, NJ )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary,Vince,Family, and Staff

we are very sorry to hear about the passing of Frank. He touched our lifes in many ways everyday. He was a true mentor to our son Jonathan who looked up to him everyday. He will be a great loss to our family,as well as our community. God Bless you all.. Bob,Debbie,Jonathan,Janelle Junkins
robert junkins (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Frank touched our lives during our children's baseball years, but has continued to be a friend. He has always been one of the friendliest, truest human beings we have ever met. He touched so many lives in our community. We will treasure the memories we have and will always remember Frank behind homeplate.
The Clevelands (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary, Vince and all friends, the shock of this loss can only be overcome by the love of Frank and all of you from folks near and far. This great friend, umpire, and fine person with warm spirit remains with us all. Our thoughts are with each of you. Dave, Linda and Graeme.
Dave Underhill (Chicago, IL )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary, Vince and family,
Although we have not remained in constant touch over the years, we often saw Frank at various baseball games. Most recently, we saw him watching a Manny's game (Eric Liberdoni and Karl). Frank was always Frank! He always spoke and you felt like you had never lost touch. You are most certainly in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. You will be bouyed by your family and entourage of wonderful friends. Fondly, Bob, Patty, Christa, Karl and Leslie Gardner
Patty Gardner (Bernardston, MA )
 

June 21, 2006
Frank will be missed dearly, he was the greatest!!!! I am so sorry for your loss.
Rae Sauerwald (Auburn, ME )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary and Vince,

I wish to offer my most sincere condolences in the passing of your husband and father. It's been well over a decade since I last saw Frank, but, thanks to his enthusiasm, wit, and charm, I remember him vividly and--most importantly--I remember him fondly. He will not be forgotten. My thought and prayers are with the both of you.
Jon Blomquist (Portland, ME )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary, Vince and Family,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you in your time of loss. We all have so many wonderful memories of Frank; the world was blessed to have had him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Phil & Michele Grassi (Jensen Beach, FL )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary and Family: I have always carried a piece of Frank in my heart. I hear his laugh and remember what a truly remarkable person he was. As the years have passed we have only seen each other on occasion. I feel profound grief and know how difficult it must be for you to lose him. But you know none of us who were ever privileged to know Frank will really lose him!

Jeff
Jeff Waite (Bristol, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
What a loss for his family and the town of Brattleboro. He had a sincere way of caring for others. God bless you Frank,and your family and friends. You won't be forgotten.
Linda woods (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Our deepest condolences during this sad and difficult time.
Ian & Eve McCollin (formerly Vernon, Vermont, now San Antonio, TX )
 

June 21, 2006
Deeply grieved to learn of Frank's passing. He was one in a million, and made this world a better place.
Andy Yablonsky (Centre Hall, PA )
 

June 21, 2006
Frank was one of the coolest guys I've known. In 1982 he hired me at Hot'el Rx, and he, Vicki, Tony, Jim and I had an absolute blast every day at work. He was a great leader and taught me skills that I've ingrained in my professional life. My very deepest sympathies are with Mary and Vincent. My heart is breaking for you again.
Deborah Venuti (Stamford, CT )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Frank:

Thanks for the memories you have left with me. You made the world a better place for all that knew you. Thanks for your kindness when I needed a favor.

I will always remember the road trip to the Grateful Dead concert in Utica, and getting stuck on the Tapanzi Bridge when we went to see Willie Mays return to Shea stadium as a Met.

You are the Best.
William Schuman (Gallup, NM )
 

June 21, 2006
Peace be with you, Frank. We will miss you greatly.
Sheila, Amanda, & Allan McLane (Marlboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was such a great person and he will be missed by all. But he is watching over us all know with Nick. If there is anything that my family or I can do please let us know.
Pember Walsh (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
It is hard to believe we will not hear Frank's voice booming across the pharmacy as he rushes to fill orders and help all those who rely on his knowledge. To Mary, Vincent, and all those who worked with and loved him, I am sorry for your loss.
Dawn Everett Grobe (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary & Family, We are so sorry for your loss.Frank had an amazing soul,He was loved by many and will be sadly missed, Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy

with love,
The Hamels
Michelle Hamel (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Dear Mary, I will always remember Frank with a huge smile and a kind word. He will be missed, however through our memories he will always be close. If you need anything!!
With a warm hug, Robin
Robin Walsh (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
We would like to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Frank. We know this has been a deep loss for everyone in the community. Frank will be missed dearly.
Brattleboro Roofing & Sheet Metal Services, LLC (Danny Young, Daniel Young & Cher Lahue) (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary and family, Frank was a great guy and the most knowledgeable and helpful pharmacist I have ever had the pleasure to know, A personality like his is wonderful to encounter and all too rare. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Paul Simons (Guilford, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
Mary, Vince, & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Sincerely,
Nancy & Don Finck (Carson, WA )
 

June 21, 2006
May you and your family find peace in the wonderful memories of your time together. This is such a tragedy; my sincerest sympathy...sad times lie ahead. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Maribeth Cornell (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
With deepest sympathy to the Giamartino family, Mary you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jerry and Rosemary Remillard
Rosemary Gerbino (Putney, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the Giamartino family.
Lynn Lepisto (Jacksonville, FL )
 

June 21, 2006
The Town of Brattleboro has truly lost an "icon". Frank was the sort of person that made everyone feel special. He had a gift that certainly made him appear "mountains" taller than his 5'4" stature. Our sincerest sympathy to Mary, Vince and all of the "Hotel Pharmacy" family. I am sure that there won't be a day that goes by for ages that a person won't be able to walk into HP and still feel Frank's presence, as well as a baseball game, be it Little League or Babe Ruth-there will be an ever present "Angel in the Outfield" felt for years to come. Know that the community, as well, shares your loss.
Nikki Rancourt (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
AJ Hamel (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 21, 2006
We are very sorry for Your loss, He was a wonderful Man and He will be sadly missed by all who was able to share His life with. You will be in my prayers. my The Angels watch over You and bring some healing to Your hearts.

with love,
The Hamels
Michelle Hamel (Brattleboro, VT )
 

June 20, 2006
Mary, Vince & Family:
Frank is with Nick and the rest of your family. You all now have another guardian angel. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I come to you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother. To you I come; before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Please watch over this family. Amen.
Ike, Maureen, Joe, Colleen Bergeron (Brattleboro, VT )