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Francis Mistretta

Obituary of Francis P Mistretta

Francis P “Pucky” Mistretta, 86 of Jamestown passed away December 30, 2020 at Heritage Park. He was born April 6, 1934 in Jamestown the son of Joseph and Mary Inserra Mistretta. Pucky attended Jamestown High School where he was extremely athletic. He played football, basketball, and ran track. His picture was often in the newspapers for his athletic achievements. After graduating high school, Pucky attended Jamestown Community College where he found his love for the theatre. He played the character of Herbie in JCC’s production of Gypsy. He loved singing and acting. Pucky sang locally in many bars and restaurants. After working construction at the local 600 union, Pucky decided to move to Hollywood California to concentrate on singing and acting. He worked at Desilu Studios, helping behind the scenes on many different shows. He took the stage name Frankie Mayo and started to preform in famous nightclubs in Hollywood. Pucky later served in the United States Army Special Service where he sang for the troops and participated in many singing and impression competitions. His favorite singers were Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Pucky took great pride in his appearance, always looking sharp. He was quite a character during his life. Rest in peace Puck you have earned it. In addition to his parents Francis was preceded in death by his brother, Marty Mistretta. Francis is survived by his son, Dario (Lori) Mistretta, his grandchildren, Corbin, Kaitiyn, and Cayden Mistretta, all of Jamestown, and his sister Sylvia (Wayne) Russell of Virginia Beach, VA. Arrangements Entrusted to Hubert Funeral Home. Due to the ongoing pandemic no services will be observed. Send a condolence by visiting
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