Our Condolences: Frank "Pop" Raio

posted Jan 17, 2019, 6:38 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 7:14 PM ]

We are sad to announce the passing of Florence Iavarone's Father, Frank Raio, who died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. "Pop" as he was affectionately known was 90 years of age and had been a part of the Candlewood Knolls Community for 32 years. The Community made him an honorary member for all his hard work on the ball field and other Knolls improvements. He was always there to lend a helping hand for anything that had to be done. He spent most of his weekends not only enjoying the activities with his family but by also participating in helping to put on community events. He took great pleasure in taking his grandchildren for golf cart rides but he never really got too far as he stopped to speak with all of his friends along the way. He particularly enjoyed the picnic which was the highlight of the summer and he would guard the "Keg of Beer" for all of the cooks. Pop had a kind word for everyone that he met and he was truly loved by his grandchildren, their friends and their children. The enthusiasm that he showed for the picnic was infectious and is something that lives on with his entire family.

"Pop" is survived by his daughter Florence, her husband John, his son Joseph, his wife, Angela, his grandchildren , Danielle, her husband Gregg, Michele, her fiancé, Frank, Frankie, his wife Tiffany, Chrissy, her husband Tom, Angela Mary and 6 great grandchildren. 


Funeral Arrangements are as follows:


Krauss Funeral Home- Tel. No. 516-353-2080

1097 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, New York 11010



Thursday- January 17,2019


Friday- January 18, 2019




Saturday,  January 19,2019


St. Margaret's Church

6605 79th Place, Middle Village, New York 11379