Mill Avenue, between Avenue U and Strickland Avenue, was co-named “Frank Scollo Way” on Wednesday, September 21st.
Family and friends gathered at the intersection to fondly remember the beloved neighborhood icon and owner of Pizza D’Amore. Frank Scollo passed away on March 30, 2020, at the age of 65, due to complications from COVID-19. Loved ones remember him as a community-minded and caring family man.
The proposal to co-name the street was unanimously approved at a Community Board 18 meeting on April 21, 2021.
Mike, joined by other Knights of Columbus members, talked about how great a man Frank was for the community and the K of C organization, and Millennium Development Executive Director Paul Curiale reminisced about coaching Frank’s daughter, Daniella, in softball.
Elected officials and former elected officials also spoke at the ceremony. Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse spoke about Frank’s kindness during Superstorm Sandy and how he reached out to others even though his own home was damaged by the rampant floodwaters. Former Councilman Alan Maisel said, “His name will be forever remembered because of this sign…we will never forget.”
To honor Frank Scollo, his best friend sang, “My Way” in his memory.
Photos by Charles Jones