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Jun 14

Services set for 12-year-old Genoa boy who died after lifelong battle with tumors

GENOA – Frank Carpino, 12, died Thursday after a lifelong battle with desmoid tumors. His mother, Kathrine, said Frank was comfortable and surrounded with friends and family at the time of his passing.

Frank is survived by his parents, Mike and Kathrine, and sisters, Emily and Maria.

The Carpino family is requesting memorials be sent to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation or to the Slater-Butala Funeral Home in lieu of flowers.

A visitation will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 23 at Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. June 24, also at Salem Lutheran Church.

Click here to view a 39-photo slideshow highlighting the last few months of Frank’s life.

Click here to read more about his legacy. Click here to read a column Daily Chronicle Photo Editor Matthew Apgar wrote about his time with Frank.

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