Frank S. Orapello


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank S. Orapello on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the age of 60. Frank was born in Amsterdam, NY on September 11th, 1958. He was the eldest son of Frank and Antoinette (Bottisti) Orapello.

Frank was a Test Engineer for Jabil Circuit in Poughkeepsie, NY, and previously worked as an Engineer for IBM in Poughkeepsie and Kingston, NY. Frank was very proud of the projects he worked on throughout his career.

Frank was an inquisitive man, always thinking about how things worked and why they didn’t. He will be remembered as one of those rare individuals who was always ready to listen and offer his advice on any situation. In his early years he was known as someone who had a very strong work ethic, which continued throughout his life.

Frank enjoyed Sunday afternoons watching football games with his sons and their dog Jack. He also had a love and appreciation for wildlife. He enjoyed the holidays spent with family laughing and sharing stories of years gone by.

He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Antoinette, and by his brother Perry. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his children, Nicholas S. and Michael A. Orapello, by his sisters, Christine (Chris) Vandepas, and Laura (Harry) Wells, Sister in law Suzan Orapello as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 11, from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Johnson.

Guest Book

Ralph Bosco

I'm very sorry for you loss.. I worked with Frank for several years. He was a good man and very proud of his sons. Helped whenever needed, even when I'd call or text him when he was off from work. He is missed by everyone he worked with each day.

Roger Lam

My sincere sympathies and condolences.

Vinny and Maryfran Fiorillo

My heart breaks for you...Fond memories of the great times spent at your Mom and Dads God Bless...

Tom and MaryLou Adamchick

Christine and Laura, We were so sorry to hear about your brother. Our deepest sympathy.

Rick Insogna

Frank, I know it’s been a long time but, I just wanted to say that you really were a great guy. We had a lot of fun growing up. May God rest your soul and may you Rest In Peace.

Cynthia Vermilyea

I had the privilege of being Frank’s hairdresser from 2001-2013. He was a very loyal client who quickly became a friend and one of my biggest “cheerleaders” when I decided to return to college in 2009 to pursue a career in nursing. Frank’s encouragement helped me tremendously! Not an appointment went by that he didn’t speak of Mike and Nick, always extremely proud of his boys! He loved his family and would often joyfully speak of holiday gatherings. My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the entire family.