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Frank J. Koury
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Mr. Frank J. Koury, 90, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 21, 2009, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare.

Frank was born in Utica, NY, January 10, 1919, a son of Joseph and Mary (Joseph) Koury. He served our country with honor during WWII, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

On January 6, 1946, in St. Louis Gonzaga Church, Frank was joined in marriage to the former Nettie Mody. Frank and Nettie have enjoyed a very blessed union of over sixty-three years. For forty five years, Frank co-owned Koury Farms Inc. along with his four brothers, retiring several years ago.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nettie; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph J. and Charlene Koury; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith M. and John Kosuda and Janice M. and Mark Curley; his beloved grandchildren, Joseph and Stacy Koury, Kevin Koury, Cory and Carla Kosuda, Jennifer and Michael Shepherd, Lauri Kosuda and Mike Tillson, Karri and Patrick Roach, and Rebecca and John Simmons; great grandchildren, Ava Elizabeth Koury, Alexandria Kosuda, Alyssa and Kirsten Shepherd, Jake Decker and Kaylie Roach, Grace, Matthew and Elise Simmons; his sister, Helen Koury; and in-laws, Ann Koury and Joseph and Lillian Mody; cousins, Raymond and Marsha Shahoud; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Bill, Edward, Ben, and George Koury, and his sisters, Rose Pacielio and Ruth Abdoo.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from The Matt Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Gonzaga Church where the Divine Liturgy of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated by Chorbishop John D. Faris. Interment with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., corner of Mohawk St., in Utica.

The family sincerely thanks Dr. James O’Malley, Dr. Jorge and Carmen Ferreiro, and all the staff of the forth floor of Faxton –St. Lukes Healthcare, for their care and compassion during Frank’s illness.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
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Nettie & family, so sorry to hear of the loss of my dear friend, we shared alot of special times together onces I will never forget. He was a very good friend & will be missed. Charlie Stevens - Rosanne Stevens-Bravo

Written by Charles Stevens
2009-12-22 11:05:45 AM

Jan,Karri & Becky, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. Frank will now be your guardian angel watching over his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Written by Tina Fuller-Rivera
2009-12-22 5:52:22 AM

Judi - We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your entire family should be so proud of the care you gave him and the love that got him through over 90 years of life! It's not often you see the caring and compassion that your family exhibits on a daily basis....what a wonderful blessing that is. Please extend our heartfelt sympathies to your Mom and your entire family - thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this difficult time. Love Rob and Donna

Written by Donna and Rob Antzak
2009-12-22 7:11:14 AM

Dear Koury Family, I am sorry about the loss of Frank. It was a pleasure getting to know him a little and getting to know all of you as well. May he rest in peace in gods arms. Sincerely, Stephanie 4th floor care attendent.

Written by Stephanie Lounsbury
2009-12-22 7:35:28 PM

We will mourne Franks passing and I will remember his great sense of humor. I was never able to beat him at a round of golf years ago and when I would see him he would say, when our we going to play a round again. He had a great short game. He was a great man. Jay,I feel your loss as I did years ago. Your Dad is in heavan now celebrating Christmas. Peace be with you and your family.

Written by Victor Bruni
2009-12-22 7:51:51 PM

Aunt Nettie,Jay,Jan and Judi - Our deepest sympathies at the loss of Uncle Frank.. He gave us all many of laughs and lots of love. He will be missed but is now in heaven looking over all of us smiling. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Love and hugs sent your way, Nora, Rob and Raymond

Written by Nora Shahoud - Joyal
2009-12-22 9:25:01 AM

Auntie Nettie, Jay and Girls We are all very sorry to hear the lost of Uncle Frank. Although we are not with you during this time of sorrow you are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. With All of Our Love Helen, Paul, Billy, Susan and Joanne Zaremba - Worcester

Written by Joanne Zaremba-Papagni
2009-12-22 9:53:54 AM

Nettie, I was heartbroken to hear about Frank's passing. Tony and I loved him so. We had so many good times having lunch together. You were both so good to me after I lost Tony. You became like a father and mother. I am so glad I was able to visit with you both last summer and talk with you both last month. I will miss his "I love you" always ending our calls. I will pray that God gives you strength and calm during this difficult time. I will keep in touch. Love, Dee

Written by Dee Pellegrino
2009-12-23 4:42:27 PM