Frank Anthony Palombo
- Fire Department City of New York
- New York
- Age: 46
- Year of Death: 2001
Frank Palombo was born on March 14th‚ 1955‚ in Brooklyn to Anthony and Fortunata Palombo. He graduated from St. Edmunds Elementary School‚ Cathedral Preparatory Seminary and Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception.
On May 19th‚ 1979 Frank became a New York City Firefighter.
On October 23rd‚ 1982 he married Jean Marie Courtien. In January of 1985 he and his wife entered the Neocatechumenal Way. Over the next 14 years‚ they had ten children: Anthony 1986‚ Frank 1987‚ Joseph 1989‚ Maria 1990‚ Thomas 1991‚ John 1993‚ Patrick 1995‚ Daniel 1997‚ Stephen 1999‚ and Margaret Mary 2000.
Frank loved to play and pray with his children. He believed that each of his children was an undeserved gift from God. Frank was responsible for the Neocatechumenal Way in the Diocese of New York. He loved his job of saving people’s bodies from fire but loved even more the call he felt to save souls from fire.
As Union Representative he fought for the safety of fellow firefighters. Frank lived his life looking for the will of God and asking the Lord to help him live it. He had experienced many times that when you live in the will of God‚ God provides.
Frank Anthony Palombo picture / badge made 4th Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field , all 110 floors . The little I known , you had a “GREAT DAD”– Don knurr
I miss his voice.– Carlota aguilar
I miss his voice and his persistence.– Carlota aguilar
You, Jean and all your children are the proof that God exist for all of us. Peace. Consuelo– Consuelo Budelman
Great friend and Catechist, I’ll never forget.
~JD & the entire 5th community that you established.– John Diaz
Today in my US History class we did a small group project on firefighters who lost their lives trying to save others, my group chose to research Frank. May he rest in peace. I shall never forget Frank’s name and the others who did the best they could under the circumstances.– Monica Bustos
Thank you for all your support and all the smiles– Scott Quinlan
God rest this brother’s soul. I’m from the Neocatechumenal Way from Honduras and I’ve read Jean Palombo’s testimony on Frank’s passing. I know she is now gone too, and now these two kind souls that worked so hard helping others to grow in their Catholic faith are together at the Father’s House.– Walter
I will be in the Colorado 11th Annual Memorial Stair Climb tomorrow, Sept. 11 2019 climbing 110 flights of stairs with a badge with Frank’s face and Never Forget on it.– Mark Latham
I adopted the family for Christmas that year. The family has remained in mine and my families hearts since and will be till my last breath..I never met him, but I love them all in my soul.– Tara Floen
Yo estaba en su comunidad. Era uno de los sacerdotes que caminaban con ellos. Descansen en paz. Jean murió de cáncer pocos años después de su marido.– Luis Alberto ORDEJÓN CASADO
On September 11, 2020 I climbed in memory of Frank in the CNY Stairclimb (Utica, NY). This year however, because of covid, we could not gather and climb in the building as we have in the past. So I climbed Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in NYS, for him. It was an honor and privilege to bring light to his name and the sacrifice he made for his fellow man. He will always be an inspiration to me as a fireman, and man. He is a hero and will never be forgotten.– Brian Fontaine
An excelent friend, a husband and a father. Never forget.– Arminda Larraneta
Frank made the best chili in the world.– Raymond Paulino
He will always hold a special place in my heart.– Griselda Bartlett