Antique Vintage 18

Frank Paul DeBono

November 27, 1934 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 85)


DeBono, Frank Paul

Pinckney, Michigan


His Legacy… Frank Paul DeBono, 85, passed away July 13, 2020.  He was born on November 27, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan to Emmanuel DeBono and Delores (Borg) DeBono. Frank married the love of his life, Mary Blackie (Saddler) DeBono, on May 18, 1963, in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.   He will be remembered as a kind, selfless husband, father and grandfather.  Frank worked at Ford Motor Company as a clay modeling manager and later retired from there.  He was a wonderful mentor to the people he worked with and was always up for a challenge and never gave up.  Frank was a skilled woodworker and specialized in making birdhouses.  He also made his own wine which was called DeBono Red.  Taking boating trips with his family and friends was a normal way of life and he created many beautiful memories for everyone who went along.  He is best described as doing everything “well” with his positive outlook in life.  He is going to be deeply missed by all who knew him.


His Family… Frank will be missed by his children, Colleen (Edward Golden) Gillies-Golden, Maureen (Brian) Bardoni; brothers, Joseph DeBono, Victor DeBono; grandchildren, Graham Gillies, Molly Gillies, Loren Golden, Cameron Bardoni, Aiden Bardoni, Riley Bardoni. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary DeBono; brother, Emmanuel DeBono and parents, Emmanuel and Delores DeBono.


His Farewell… Frank’s family and friends will gather Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 2:00-8:00pm (7:00pm rosary) at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 11:00am (10:00am gathering) for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10601 Dexter Pinckney Road, Pinckney, Michigan. Please leave a message of comfort for Frank’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Community Gathering
July 21, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Mass of Christian Burial
July 22, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
10601 Dexter Pinckney Road
Pinckney, MI 48169

Please note
7:00pm rosary on Tuesday Night. 10:00am gathering at St. Mary Church on Wednesday.


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