Obituary: Frankie James Patrick Bologna (1992-2019)

Martinez native Frankie Bologna, age 26, died Monday, July 8, 2019 at his home in Mankato, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be 11:00am, Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with Father Timothy Hall officiating. Visitation will be at the church Friday beginning at 10:00am.


On Monday, July 8th, 2019, Frankie James Patrick Bologna, loving son and friend, passed away at the age of 26. He was born on September 29th, 1992 in Martinez, California. Frankie and his mother moved to Minnesota when he was a child. Frankie was an only child and loved his mother more than words could describe. Frankie went to school in St. James but then later transferred to Butterfield where he graduated in 2011.

Frankie was a passionate person who loved harder than anyone I have ever met. He had the ambition of a true Entrepreneur and I know that all he wanted to do was #RiseToTheTopTogether and create the #BolognaLegacy with his closest friends and family. He was the type of man who genuinely loved meeting new people and could always make anyone laugh.

He was an excellent painter, aspiring musician/songwriter, avid fisherman, snowboarder, talented football player, and loved to go camping and explore nature. He had the gift of gab and loved working in sales. He was also the best fighter I have ever met and he was trained to go. I loved this man with all of my heart. Frankie had an infectious laugh that could entice an entire group of people to join in, even when they didn’t know what they were laughing at.

He is survived by his mother Michelle Bologna-Burnett, grandparents; Joseph (Carol) Bologna of Novato, CA, Diane (Donald) Hudson of St. James, MN, aunts/uncles; Robert Bologna of St. James, Joe Bologna, DeAnn Bologna both of California, nieces/nephews; Joseph (Rachel) Bologna of St. James, Angela (Greag) Julian, Alaina Julian, Alissa Julian and her daughter Riley Smith, Michael Cleaves, Trey Licciardo, Bradley Bologna, Joe Bologna, and Josh Bologna all of California, and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Jennie & Vito Bologna, Louis & Clorinda Vigil and great-niece Mila Catalan.

You may send the family condolence online at Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James, Minnesota.

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