Pearl Powerhouse Frank Mastoloni Passes at 87

May 14, 2013
Posted in Jewelry News

Pearl Powerhouse Frank Mastoloni Passes at 87

May 14, 2013 Alex

Our hearts are with the family and friends of Francis J. (Frank) Mastoloni. Pearl powerhouse Mastoloni passed away on May 9, following a long illness. Mastoloni was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and President of Frank Mastoloni Pearls. Mastoloni and his brothers grew the Mastoloni Pearls business into one of the largest and most respected purveyors of cultured pearls in the world.

“Francis J. “Frank” Mastoloni, a longtime pearl dealer and former president of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, died May 9 at age 87.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Frank, alongside his brothers and brother-in-law, built Mastoloni Pearls into one of the world’s foremost pearl companies. Mastoloni frequently lectured at the Gemological Institute of America about the pearl business.

He is survived by Maryann, his wife of 54 years; their three children; his three brothers and a sister; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be made to the Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Catteridge Blvd. Suite 100, Sarasota, Fla., 34232 or Covenant House, 460 West 41st Street, New York, NY, 10036.”



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