Frederic Gioia Obituary

Frederic W. Gioia
Frederic W. Gioia

November 30, 1955 - February 27, 2018
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Williamsville, New York
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GIOIA, Frederic W.
February 27, 2018; age 62 suddenly.
Beloved husband of Maureen O. (nee O’Flynn) Gioia; devoted father of Brian (Elizabeth) Gioia, Emily (Keith) Junik and Stephen Gioia; loving grandfather of Jack Gioia and Shep Junik; dear brother of Anthony H. (Donna), Richard E. (Anne), Robert D. (Sally), Angela Gioia (Gary) Porter, Horace A., Jr. and the late Joyce A. Gioia; son of the late Horace and Anna Gioia; also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 4-8 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins Rd). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 9:30 AM at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in memory of Katherine Anne Gioia. Share condolences at
Buffalo News Obituary Version
Nov. 30, 1955 - Feb. 27, 2018

Frederic W. Gioia grew up as a member of one of Buffalo's most prominent and well-connected families.

While his brothers rubbed elbows with governors and presidents, the man known to friends as "Freddie" enjoyed simpler pursuits, outside the limelight. He delighted in coaching his children's sports teams, playing golf with old buddies and, in later years, babysitting his two grandchildren.

"Freddie may not have been the most famous Gioia, but he was the most beloved," one of his brothers, Horace A. Gioia Jr., recalled on Wednesday. "He was a warm, innocent guy who loved making people laugh. He was the most popular guy I knew."

Mr. Gioia, a Williamsville resident who grew up in Buffalo, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 62.

After working 40 years as a food broker with Gioia Macaroni and U.S. Foods, he had retired several months ago to spend more time with his grandchildren.

A graduate of Amherst High School and the SUNY Fredonia State College, he was an avid booster of Buffalo sports teams - the Bills, the Sabres, and the old Buffalo Braves basketball team. He loved playing golf at the Cherry Hill County Club in Ridgeway, Ont. He was also a big supporter of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute's musical and athletic programs and of Miami University in Ohio.

Many of Mr. Gioia's closest friendships grew from the time he spent at his family's cottage in Thunder Bay, Ont., where he and his late father, Horace Gioia Sr., were both known as the "unofficial mayors" of the beach community, family members said. Mr. Gioia loved taking family trips to Cape Cod and Florida.

A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife, the former Maureen O'Flynn; a daughter, Emily Junik; two sons, Brian and Stephen; a sister, Angela Gioia Porter; and four brothers, Anthony H., Richard E., Robert D. and Horace Jr..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3 in Saints Peter and Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville.





Amherst Chapel
5200 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY US 14221
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Ss. Peter & Paul Church (Williamsville)
5480 Main Street
Williamsville, NY US 14221-6702
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Williamsville Cemetery
5402 Main St.
Williamsville, NY US 14221
Saturday, March 3, 2018


Roswell Park Alliance Foundation in memory of Katherine Anne Gioia
P.O. Box 631
Buffalo, New York 14240