Established January 2016
Established by the Mimi
is in memory of Frank A. DeLessio (Nov. 1, 1943-Nov.
8, 2001) who lead his family by example.
He was a scholar athlete in high school winning the
prestigious IronMan Award at Don Bosco High School and
was the state champion in NJ for Hurdles in
1961. He competed in Division 1 track and soccer
at St Francis University of Pa and graduated with a BS
in Psychology in 1966, and a Masters in Psychology in
1968 from Seton Hall University. He loved children and
was an advocate for children with special needs and
Frank raised his family in Hyde Park, NY. Up
until his untimely death he was a devout member of his
Catholic church and an active community
volunteer. He served on the Hyde Park Central
School District Board of Education for 8 years and was
the President for four of those years. He loved
athletics and coached all his children during their
He inspired his children to be good citizens and to
always help their fellow neighbors, so it is in this
scholarship that his work can be continued.