Robert M. Frattarola, devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away suddenly on July 31, 2023, at the age of 44.
Born on August 7, 1978, he was the son of Robert and Katherine (Marshall) Frattarola. While at Yorktown High School, he was named an All-American in Lacrosse. He went on to Johns Hopkins University where he played Division I Lacrosse for the Blue Jays.
While at Johns Hopkins, he met the love of his life and best friend, Katherine Tucker. They were married in September of 2006. They welcomed their first son, James, in 2012, their second son, William, in 2017, and their daughter, Emery, in 2019.
A loving father, Mr. Frattarola was actively involved in his children’s athletic endeavors, whether coaching on the field or cheering from the sidelines in lacrosse, soccer, and gymnastics. He equally enjoyed quiet nights cuddling with them at home.
He was a fierce competitor, generous friend, and successful insurance advisor. For all his accomplishments and talents, Robert Frattarola’s greatest gifts were his willingness to hold himself accountable to a higher sense of purpose and his ability to make people feel loved. He will be remembered for his strong character, unimpeachable integrity, kind nature, infectious laugh, and comforting smile. It is widely believed that he was the funniest of all his friends.
At his core, he was devoted to his family. He was their heart and anchor. His siblings looked to him as their true north, and he exemplified who they all strived to be. He was always willing to lend a loving hand, ready ear, and welcoming home and was selfless in helping all those who needed it, particularly young lacrosse players looking to improve their game.
In addition to his wife, children, and parents, he leaves behind his siblings, Michael, Katie, James (Dana), and Amy (Camilla); his mother-in-law, Patricia Naclerio; and many cousins, beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held Monday, August 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck, followed by a service at 11 a.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to a U-gift 529 fund established in his honor. Visit www.ugift529.com and enter code 407-L9H.