Maestro Massimiliano Frani, 56, of Fruit Heights, Utah, returned heavenward, lending his musical gifts to the angels, after suffering a heart attack on March 31, 2023.
Massimiliano was born January 10, 1967, in Mestre, Venice, Italy. From an early age, Massimiliano’s love for and gift of music was evident. When he was three years old, he chose his first instrument, a toy piano that he cherished and played. By age seven, he had been accepted to the Conservatory of Music in Venice, Italy, and he completed a Doctorate degree in Music at 17 years of age.
Fueled by his passion for music, Massimiliano’s career led him to perform concerts worldwide, lead theaters in Vicenza, Italy, manage the world-renowned Gina Bachauer piano competition in the United States, and eventually led him to build his own company, Genote - which focused on using the power of music to touch the hearts and lives of those struggling with physical and mental illnesses and challenges.
At his core, Massimiliano was a matchless teacher and mentor. His love for those around him ran deep - he truly cared for each individual he encountered and countless lives have been touched and even saved through his careful attention, love, and service. His heart knew no boundaries in the kindness and care he exhibited, and he will truly be missed.
A true artist, Massimiliano sought beauty in even the simplest things around him. Details mattered to Massimiliano and he pursued truth in every aspect of his life. From identifying food with the purest, most natural ingredients, to dedicating his life to God’s gospel and work through his service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Massimiliano had a gift for simplifying the noise of the world around him to effectively tune into the things that were most important, and helped others learn to do the same.
Massimiliano is preceded by his father, Giuseppe Frani, and survived by his mother, Maria Luisa Crosera, sisters, Antonella Frani and Maria Grazia Frani, nephew, Marco Frani, closest friend Edoardo Guerra, and four-legged brother, Oliver.
Services will be held at the Russon Funeral Home at 1941 N. Main Street, Farmington, Utah on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 11 am MST. A viewing will be held the night before the service on April 6, 2023, from 6-8 pm MST.
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