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Colonel Francesco Marra – USMC Retired

Colonel Francesco Marra, USMC Retired, 63, of Tampa, FL passed away on December 3, 2017, at Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Serino, Italy.  After spending nearly 38 years in the United States Marine Corps and 5 years working for the Veterans Administration, he retired and moved to Tampa, FL in 2017.

Funeral services for Col. Marra will be held Monday, July 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM in Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Corrie and Tyler Williams says:

    Love, thoughts and prayers to every life he had touched. Love you and you will be missed.

  • Gordon Paglione says:

    With your departure, I have lost such a very close friend. I so miss our phone calls! Until the next life, Semper Fi Frank…

  • Gary & Amelia Brady says:

    Our deepest condolences to his beautiful family . We thank him for his services and for being the great and proud man he will always be!. We honor you in so many ways! God bless you! This is our great loss, but heavens great gain 🙏🏻

  • Carl E Sergent says:

    Was stationed with Col Marra CSSD 29 Haiti, 24th MEU and Quantico. Very much respect. He was enlisted,WO and Officer. He was a leader by example. Motor Transport Officer. I remember his mother being at his retirement.

  • Mike Dahlkamp says:

    RIP Marine. Frank and I went through the Warrant Officer Course together back in ’82. Prayers to the family and know what a great loss this is.

  • MGySgt Tony Aldredge USMC (r) says:

    Col Marra was a great man and will be missed by many. I had the pleasure of serving with him in MSG Bn and he was by far the best CO I ever had. Our heart felt prayers and condolences to his family.

  • scott ellerman says:

    Frank was a true gentleman.A mentor on and off active duty. Served with him in MTM CO and CSSD-33 in Okinawa, and MTM CO at Lejeune. Last saw him at his retirement in 2009; I will be there to send him off on 02 July..

  • MSgt David Guido says:

    Marines Marine. One of the best leaders I have ever served with. My condolences to your wonderful family. Sir, you made me a better man and Marine. Thank you. God Bless and Semper Fi.

  • Chris Taylor says:

    This break my heart. During almost 27 years as a Marine, I served under no better officer. He always made time to look after Marines who needed it most, to include myself. I stay in the Corps because I wanted to be a Marine like him.

  • Major Paul Wilson says:

    Frank was one of the first officers I met at 1st CEB when I was a 2ndLt and he was a WO. He was instrumental in my learning to be an effective Maintenance Management and Officer in general.
    I miss the gentlemen.

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  • Sheila Darrell says:

    Frank, I could never thank you enough for all you’ve done for me. While I’m so sad that you’ve gone home to be with the Lord, I’m so thankful to have not only known you, but can call you a great friend. You are a special person always thinking about others. Thank you for your unwavering support and encouragement. You made a mark on the lives of many and you will never be forgotten. Love you my friend, Sheila