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Francis J. "Frank" Bifano

August 22, 1939 — June 14, 2023


Of Dorchester, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 14, 2023.

Beloved husband of Nancy L. (McGee) Bifano.

Loving father of Tony Bifano of Saratoga Springs, NY, Christina Bifano and her husband Fernando Gayesky of Barcelona, Spain, and Nicole Bifano and her husband Chris Zibailo of Boston and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Devoted “Nonnu” of Gioia Gayesky Bifano.

Son of Gabriel Bifano and Sadie (Guidara) Bifano. Brother of Gabriel and his wife Jeanne Bifano, Joseph and his wife Victoria Bifano, and Peter Bifano and his partner Anna St. Louis.

Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Frank also leaves his closest friends and neighbors from Jones Hill, who have been family to him for over 50 years, including Buddy and Maggie O’Brien and family, Eugene and Laura Bradley and family, Ronnie Springer and family, and Dennis Valade and Kathy Crocker.  He’ll also be remembered fondly by all the friends he made and kept throughout his life, especially his work buddies and poker pals.

Family and friends will honor and remember Frank’s life by gathering for a visitation in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, on Friday, June 23, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. There will also be a gathering at the Bifano home, 103 Sawyer Ave., Dorchester, on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 1:00P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Interment will be private.

Frank graduated from Gloucester Highschool and Boston College and attend Boston University School of Social Work. He became a Probation Office for the City of Manchester, NH. He then went on to work with youths at risk as the Assistant Director of Spaulding Residential Treatment Center in Tilton, NH; Assistant Director at Children In Crisis in Mattapan, MA; and Director of Pearl Street House in Framingham, MA. Frank then transitioned to Project Management and Tenant Relations for the Boston Housing Authority. He ended his career at ATC Environmental as a Project Manager and Lead Paint Inspector.

Frank had a passion for fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and more recently at Lake Bauneg Beg in Maine. Everyone who knew Frank new of his love for the story of Pinocchio, and he had amassed quite a collection. He would often be heard humming or signing songs from the story, and with this verse, Frank has chosen to depart this earth,

I've got no strings
To hold me down,
To make me fret, or make me frown.
I had strings
But now I'm free,
There are no strings on me.”


We would like to thank everyone who was a part of Frank’s life. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club, located at 1135 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, MA 02125, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (

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Friday, June 23, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

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