Obituary, Frank Yannaco

Frank Yannaco
June 13, 1944 – May 31, 2022
Francis Anthony Yannaco was born in Bronx, New York, where he was raised until the age of ten. Playing in the lots and scouring numerous building sites for deposit cans to go to the all-day movies were among his favorite memories and funniest stories. He spent the remainder of his childhood on Long Island, with his parents, Nicholas and Claire Yannaco, and his two sisters, Loretta and Linda.
The son of a milkman (among a plethora of other things), he started working as a milkman in 1965. He opened his own business, AYN Dairy, in the late 1970s, and he operated it in Westchester/Connecticut until his retirement in 2005. Unable to be idle for any length of time and used to working six days a week for much of his career, he took a part-time job as a school bus driver. He drove for A&E, First Student and ultimately Pawling Central School District, where he worked for 12 years. He retired for good in 2017, and he spent his leisure time at the gym, walking, and swimming and sunning himself at Red Wing Park. For a few years, he achieved his lifelong dream of spending a good portion of his summers at the family cabin in the Adirondacks, floating in a tube and lying in his hammock.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas, and his mother, Claire Hetterich. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 46 years, and his children, Annmarie and Nicholas.
A viewing will be held Sunday, June 5, from 3-7 pm at 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 6, at 10 am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by burial at St Dennis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please visit Frank’s Book of Memories at

Author: Harlem Valley News