Frank Zaffere III Obituary

Frank Donato Zaffere III
Frank Donato Zaffere III

September 2, 1948 - October 17, 2019
Born in Easton, Maryland
Resided in South Elgin, Illinois


Frank D. Zaffere, III was born on September 2, 1948 in Easton, Maryland to Ann and Frank Zaffere, Jr. He passed away peacefully on the morning of October 16, 2019 at his home.
Frank graduated with a BBA, cum laude, from of The University of Notre Dame in 1970. He went on to graduate from Georgetown University Law School in 1973. Frank received a full scholarship to both Universities. After graduating from Georgetown, Frank was recruited by the prestigious law firm, Sullivan and Cromwell, which has a network of 13 offices, located in leading financial centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States with its headquarters being in New York.
Frank began his legal career in New York, assisted with the formulation of securities laws still in place today, and focused his practice in corporate law, specifically mergers and acquisitions. He later transferred to the Washington D.C. office and in 1980 moved to Chicago to join the firm Coffield, Ungaretti, Harris and Slavin and later Schyler Roche.
During his life, he was a member of the Porsche Club of America and racing Porsche’s became an exciting hobby. He also really enjoyed motorcycles and in the 1980’s took a cross country trip on his Harley Davidson. He loved to travel and visited beautiful places such as Italy, Egypt, Ireland, Greenland and Scotland. Above all else, his greatest love was being with his family.
Frank was the loving father of Frank D. (Kimberly) Zaffere, IV, Althea (Dale) Richards and Dominick Zaffere. He was the proud Grandpop of Taylor, Asia, Michael and Connor.
Frank and Althea would like to extend their deepest gratitude to their father’s nurses and CNA’s at Heritage Woods of South Elgin for the incredible care and attention they gave to Frank in his last months.
Services were private.

Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel (630) 293-5200.




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