We are sad to learn of Manny Franquinha’s passing via the Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave) Facebook Page. Crest has been open since 1962, and as a mom and pop harware store, they’ve been able to truly bring the community together over the years. Crest has an annual art show, and is also known for Franklin the potbelly pig, who often makes an appearance in their back garden. Crest is more than a neighborhood hardware store, and whenever you go in there to buy anything at all you feel personally attended to—something that was important to Manny when he founded the shop many years ago. Funeral service details from Crest’s Facebook page:

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Crest’s founder Manny Franquinha, father to current owner Joseph.

CREST WILL BE CLOSED Friday, July 14th to honor his legacy.

He was a pillar in the community who will be missed but not forgotten! 

The wake will be held at: 
D’Arienzo Funeral Home
104 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(L train to Graham Ave)
Service Times:
Wed. July 12th 2-5pm and 7-9pm
Thurs. July 13th 2-5pm and 7-9pm

Funeral Mass:
Friday, July 14th 2017 at 10:30am at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
275 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

D’Arienzo Funeral Home
104 Skillman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Crest Hardware
Joseph Franquinha
558 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

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