Lexington - The word synonymous with the name Frank Pino is family. Raised on West Cottage Street in Dorchester, Frank was one of seven children. Francis D. Pino was born July 15, 1946, in Dorchester, a son of the late Dominico and Domenica (Bonanno) Pino. His Sicilian immigrant parents raised their children guided by the belief that family came first.
As a young man, Frank worked at his family grocery, Woodville Supermarket, in Roxbury. He also served in the United States Army during Vietnam. His service instilled in him values that he carried throughout his life - loyalty, perseverance, a calm, cool hand and head in time of distress, and habits such as reliable punctuality, and polishing his shoes every two weeks.
He took a job with Dunkin' Donuts corporate, where he worked diligently for seven years before fulfilling his American dream and purchased his first of many Dunkin' franchises in Andover. Frank was incredibly loyal and generous, and as his company grew, several of his family members became part of its operations.
Frank had a love affair with both automobiles and motorcycles. From ordinary to extravagant, his knowledge about each one was vast. He was easily able to remember years of his life relative to what car he or his brothers were driving at the time.
He had an admirable work ethic and was dedicated to making life better for so many in his life. This extended beyond his career and permeated his home life too. When not carefully washing his cars by hand, he always had projects at home he tinkered with, and was a grill master who enjoyed preparing food for family and friends.
Frank was a dedicated father who was always willing to drop what he was doing to help his children, and shepherd them through the many ups and downs of life. When Frank met Gina, he quickly became a beloved member of her family. They made a beautiful life together full of lively family gatherings, travel across the globe, and love. Frank later became a proud grandfather to five wonderful girls and relished his time with each of them.
In the end, Frank was surrounded by loving family in the comfort of his home. After a courageous five-year battle with cancer, Frank died on Saturday, February 5, 2022, as loved ones sat close by, holding his hand, stroking his head, and telling their favorite stories about him. He was 75.
He leaves his wife, Gina (Cinqueonce) Pino; his children, Jason T. Pino (Jessica) of Concord and Tonya Pino Taylor of Newton; step-children, Alexander J. Fetbroth of Encino, California and Jaclyn S. Porsia (Roberto) of Stoneham; his grandchildren, Meaghan E. Taylor, Ione J., Biba F. and Zumi J. Pino and Mia Porsia; siblings, Marie Falso (late Robert) of Stoughton and John Pino Sr (Janet) of Naples, FL and the late Anthony, Joseph, Emily and Rita Pino; mother of his children, Donna Pino; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
Family and friends will honor and remember Frank's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, February 9th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Mass General Hospital, Development Fund, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or www.massgeneral.org/cancer-center.