AUBURN | Frank Rizzo, 82, of Ross Way, Auburn, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Nov. 18, 2012, a few hours before his 83rd birthday at Auburn Community Hospital after an extended illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Nov. 19, 1929 in Taverna, Italy, the son of the late Thomas and Rosina Angotti Rizzo. Frank immigrated to the United States from Italy when he was 19 and later lived a good portion of his life in Oswego and Auburn. He was the founder and President of F. Rizzo Construction, until his retirement. Frank was very proud of the many different projects associated with F. Rizzo Construction, especially the ones in Oswego, Syracuse and Auburn. He loved to travel, especially to his home in Florida and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Frank will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate enough to get to know him. He is survived by his special partner of many years, Sylvia Gray, of Auburn; a son, Frank Rizzo, of Fulton; daughter, Rosina Green and her husband, Kenneth, of Oswego; their mother, Rosa Chindamo Rizzo; three brothers, Edward Rizzo and his wife, Marie, Sam Rizzo and close friend, Cindy Bouley and Joseph Rizzo and his wife, Marjorie; two sisters, Kathy Sindoni and her husband, Nick and Rose Lamannis and her husband, Serafino, all of Auburn; two grandchildren, Wendy Fragale and her husband, Michael and Kenny Green, all of Oswego; three great-grandchildren, Makyla, Jeffrey, and Kyle; several nieces; nephews; cousins and special people, Alex and Jordan Tabone and their parents, Christina and Lou Tabone; David Coyle and his parents, Rhonda and Larry Coyle; Connor and Luke Gray and their parents, Valerie and Bradley Gray; grandson of Sylvia's, Nathan, as well as numerous friends. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in St. Mary's Church for Frank's Mass of Christian burial, with the pastor, Rev. Frank Lioi as celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Joseph's Mausoleum. Calling hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn. A special thanks shall be given to the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department, for their numerous, prompt trips to the house and the extra, special care that was shown to Frank. The family would like, in lieu of flowers, contributions to the Fleming Fire Department, Unit 1, 69 W. Lake Road, Auburn, NY 13021. Also, a very, big thank you to the caregivers, Tami and Stacee, for all of their love and compassion during Frank's sickness.