Memorial For Exhorder Bassist Frankie Sparcello Held in New Orleans
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A memorial was held this past Sunday for Frankie Sparcello, bassist of the legendary band Exhorder, at the Hangar in New Orleans, Louisiana. The reception included his remains displayed on a pedestal, many pictures of Frankie with his friends and family and friends, and a few friends, including Kyle Thomas, who spoke about their favorite moments with Frankie.
Kyle Thomas stated after the memorial, "Thanks to everyone that came to share our last gathering with Frankie. It's been tough for all of us, but it seems like his family really appreciated everything yesterday. That's good enough for me!"
Frankie Sparcello's obituary ran in the Saturday edition of the Times Picayune. It reads: "Frank 'Frankie' Sparcello, Jr. departed this Earth on Tuesday, March 22 2011 at 9:32 a.m. He was 40 years old. Frankie was very loved and is dearly missed by family, friends and fans of his music. An extremely talented musician, he was best known in his field as the bassist for international recording act Exhorder.
Frankie toured the United States and Europe with the band in the 90's and was the current bassist since the band returned to performing in 2009. He was the father of Nikolas Andrew Clogher and Isabella Maria Clogher; and step-father of Lauren and Kali Payne. He is also survived by his wife, Bobbi Sparcello; father Frank Sparcello Sr.; mother Jan Nox, sisters: Pam Ridgel and Jan Sparcello. He had two nephews: Christopher Fontaine and Philip Ridgel, and two nieces: Candice Fontaine LaBiche and Stephanie Ridgel. The family will be holding a memorial on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harvest Family Church, 43052 Yokum Rd., Hammond, LA 70403. (I-12 Service Rd/ Frontage Rd).
Anyone wanting to do a eulogy is welcome and in lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated. The members of Exhorder and friends are holding a celebration of Frankie's life on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at The Hangar, 1511 South Rendon St., New Orleans, LA 70125. Family friends, and fans of his music are all welcome."
Emily is an avid supporter of the New Orleans scene, often filming shows and conducting interviews with local bands to help promote their music. She also runs her own site dedicated to the New Orleans scene, Crescent City Chaos.
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