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Michael Frank Eppolito passes away at age 96

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Michael Frank Eppolito, 96, of Crossville, TN, passed away December 26, 2019, at Life Care Center of Crossville.

He was born December 19, 1923, in Brant, NY, to Joeseppi and Calogera “Carrie” (Giambrone) Eppolito.

Michael worked as a General Foreman at Bethlehem Steel for 30 years. He was one of the founding members of St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church in Crossville. He was also a 65-year Mason in the Fortune Lodge in North Collins, NY.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Eppolito, Crossville, TN; sons, Peter Eppolito and wife Donna, Monterey, TN and Paul Eppolito, Michigan City, IN; daughter, Kandis Emmert and husband Richard; step-son, Stephen Batts, Kalamazoo, MI; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Michael is preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Brown; and eight brothers and sisters, Arthur, Anthony, Victor, Samuel, John and Peter Eppolito, Sarah Gazetta and Mary DeLaney.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Tom Schneider officiating.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.



Posted 1/6/2020




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