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Frank Aloysius Incerto
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1921
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 2004
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Wilmington Star-News - (Aug/28/2004)

Frank Aloysius Incerto, the loving and generous patriarch of his immediate family and his extended family and friends, as well as a local real estate developer and businessman, died at his home in Wilmington, NC, on Monday, August 23, 2004. He was 83 and had valiantly faced serious medical problems at various times in his life, particularly during the last four years. Faith, family, country, and work were his great loves.

He leaves his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Louise (Batson) Incerto; his three special and devoted daughters, Frances Incerto Cronin of Abington, MA; Margaret Incerto Zachry of Washington Crossing, PA; and Barbara Incerto Canaday of Wilmington, NC; and their spouses, Christopher James Cronin; William Brown Zachry, III; and Jeffrey Glenn Canaday. In addition, he also leaves his loving grandchildren Karena Louise Cronin of NYC, NY; Katherine Croom Zachry of Albuquerque, NM; Christopher Justin Cronin of Wilmington, NC; William Brown Zachry, IV, and James Francis Zachry of Washington Crossing, PA; Jessica Louise Canaday and Jeffrey Douglas Canaday of Wilmington, NC. His surviving siblings include Anthony Incerto, Joanne Incerto, Thomas Incerto and Tina Kuchma, all of Norwalk, CT; and one brother, Donald Incerto, of Houston, TX and their spouses. Mr. Incerto was pre-deceased by his parents, Dominic Incerto, ?Kid Williams? as known in the American ring, and Mary Mace Incerto, 1944 Navy Mother of the Year, of Norwalk. Deceased siblings include Carolyn Incerto, Grace DiCerbo, Margarita Incerto, Lena Incerto, Rocco Incerto, and an infant boy, all of Norwalk, and Mary McCarthy of NY, Charles Incerto of Hamden, CT and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Incerto was one of fourteen children, the son of an immigrant from Calabria, Italy. Born and raised in Norwalk, he worked hard at a number of jobs from an early age, beginning his first entrepreneurial endeavor as the owner of a riding stable. He later began Incerto Brothers Transportation with his brother Tom. WWII intervened shortly, and Mr. Incerto enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in August of 1942. He was sent to Boot Camp at Paris Island, and then to Camp Lejeune in HQ Company 2BN, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division. He met his wife Louise at a USO Dance, and they were married on January 24, 1948. Before that Mr. Incerto participated in four of the most difficult battles in the South Pacific; Roi Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. He received a Presidential Unit Citation of Four Stars and was very proud of his status as an Iwo Jima survivor. After the war he was Commander of the American Legion in Norwalk, CT. He continued his loyalty to the Marines by attending many of the annual reunions from the first one in NYC in 1948 to the last one he attended in August 2003 in Hartford, CT. Recently he was honored at the American Legion in Wilmington, NC and participated in the cake-cutting ceremony as the oldest surviving marine. After his war service he received his GED diploma and began a successful career in real estate and development in Connecticut. He was a self-made man.

After his retirement in 1986 from Connecticut, Mr. Incerto brought his wife back to her home state and settled in Wilmington, NC. There he began a second career in real estate and became well known on the courthouse steps. He worked in close association with his beloved friend and business partner, Jon Vincent. He also became an active member of the Wilmington community, a faithful member of St. Mark?s Church, and a key representative on the Finance Committee during their building and development phase.

Funeral arrangements have been made through Andrews Mortuary at 1617 Market Street in Wilmington. Visiting hours will be on Friday, August 27, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be Saturday, August 28, 1:00 p.m., at St. Mark Church at 1011 Eastwood Rd. Internment will immediately follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at St. Mark?s Church Hall following the internment. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mr. Incerto?s memory to the Norwalk Historical Society, PO Box 335, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk, CT 06852 for the rebuilding of the historic Incerto home, or The National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina, 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 550, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210.

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  Louise Batson Incerto (1921 - 2009)
Oleander Memorial Gardens
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Sep 25, 2009
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Frank Aloysius Incerto
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