FRANKLIN — Filippo Misseri, 91, a long-time resident of Franklin, passed away Sept. 22, 2020, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Born in Carini-Palermo, Italy, he was predeceased by his parents, Nunzio and Vincenza Mannino Misseri.Filippo was also predeceased by a son, Giuseppe “Joe” Misseri; two sisters, Francesca LoMonaco and Rosalia Luisi; and two brothers, Antonino and Nunzio Misseri.
Filippo was an Army veteran serving after World War II and played trumpet in the military.
He was a retired chef and one of the original owners with his sons of Joe’s Pizza and Three Guys Italian Restaurant.
Filippo was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church.
He loved music and played the harmonica and the bagpipes. He especially loved playing during Christmas time in the Carini-Palermo Town Square.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Crocifissa Carmela LoPresti Misseri; two daughters, Vincenza M. Cascino and her husband, Giuseppe of Franklin, and Francesca Letizia Misseri-Hemphill and her husband, Joe of Angier, North Carolina; two sons, Nunzio Misseri and his wife, Sandra of Suffolk, and Gaspare Misseri and his wife, Marian of Merry Hill, North Carolina; two sisters, Graziella Restivo and Maria Restivo, both of Italy; 12 grandchildren, Frank Cascino, Julie Murphy and her husband, Rusty, Filippo Misseri, Daniel Misseri, Alex Misseri, Sarah Grace Misseri, Jean Phillip Misseri, Joelle Letizia Misseri, Steven Joseph Boyd and his wife, Mary, Alexander Lee Boyd, Phillip Michael Boyd and his wife, Lauren, and Angela Misseri; and four great-grandchildren, Juliana Murphy, Isabella Misseri, Henry Misseri and Valentina Boyd.
A private service will be held in Wright Funeral Home with Father Charles Saglio officiating.
A public burial will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Poplar Spring Cemetery in the New Annex off of Homestead Road.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.