Francis “Frank” Merle Caroselli

December 22, 1945 - June 13, 2021

Francis “Frank” Merle Caroselli, 75, a resident of Fort Myers since 1995, formerly of Barrington, IL, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Fort Myers. He was born December 22, 1945 in Westfield, NJ to Frank and Addie Caroselli, now deceased.

Frank was of Protestant faith.  He attended schools in NJ, KS, and CA and excelled in track and field.  Frank went to Penn State and studied Business Administration for his Bachelor’s and MBA degrees. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and a cheerleader while there.  He taught at the College of Business Administration while in graduate school at Penn State and also at Kent State University while employed at Firestone in Corporate Research and Planning.  He and Marie moved to the Chicago area where Frank became a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and a member of Biltmore Country Club where he served on various committees and on the Board.  They moved to Fort Myers in 1995 and joined Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. Again, Frank served on several committees and the Board of Governors. He enjoyed spending the summers in Park City, UT.  He was an avid golfer and fitness enthusiast.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marie Caroselli of Fort Myers; sister, Lee Caroselli Barnes (Rick) of New Port Richey, FL; and sister-in-law, Ruth Oleksa (Joseph) of Bradford, PA.

Frank was a devoted husband and loving brother who will be missed by his family and friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Caroselli.

A celebration of life may be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial contributions in memory of Frank Caroselli to the charity of your choice are suggested.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jeff and Karen Oleksa Jun 18, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    We had the pleasure of meeting Frank and Marie in Florida and spent a few days with them at their beautiful home in Utah. What a really great guy! Sincere sympathy to his wife, family and friends that loved him. May he now RIP ❤️

  2. Lisa Duke Jun 18, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow. We are so sorry and hope you are comforted with your family and friends..

  3. Addy Mohan Jun 20, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I played many rounds of golf with Frank and really enjoyed his company and valued his advise.
    As a founding member of the Monday-Friday group he will be deeply missed.
    My sincere condolences on this sad occasion. My thoughts and prayers are with you Marie..
    In sympathy.

  4. Joyce Anderson-Wheeler Jun 20, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Dear Marie,
    I so remember all the fun times Andy and I had with you and Frank in Park City.
    The golf, trips to Lake Powell and many fun dinner parties. I send my love to you . I know how much Frank will be missed by family and friends. Gods bless you during this sad time.
    Love and a friend always,

  5. Wes Nicholas Jun 25, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    I offer my sincere condolences to you.
    In the early 1990’s, Frank was president of Biltmore Country Club in Barrington, Illinois. Frank was in charge of construction of Biltmore’s new clubhouse. His passion, love and commitment to Biltmore still shines today.
    Shortly after the new clubhouse opened, Frank and I played golf. As we sat on the 16th tee resting bench on that sunny, crisp September day, I said “Frank you did good”…he just looked at me with that great smile knowing what he had accomplished.
    May he rest in peace.

    Wes Nicholas
    Lac du Flambeau, WI

  6. Arnie Harris Jun 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Frank was an active resident at Gulf Harboour, and one of his
    highlights was as one of the original founders of the Gulf Harbour memorial Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 Foundatiion that raised and donated over $1,000,000 to local charities. Quite a guy!

  7. Pat Stokes Aug 14, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Wyman and I are so sorry for your loss. Hugs Marie.

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