September 13, 2015

Sad News to Report: Frank Rovello, Creator of GILG, Four Seasons Fan Site, Has Passed Away

September 13th, 2015
Charles Alexander, Russell McClelland, Demetri Callas, and Frank Rovello (Courtesy: GILG site)

Charles Alexander, Russell McClelland, Demetri Callas, and Frank Rovello (Courtesy: GILG site)

We are sad to report that Frank Rovello, longtime Four Seasons/Jersey Boys aficionado has passed away. Frank was the man behind the longest-running Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons website, and the [email protected] email group. On both his website and the email group, Frank kept us up-to-date on all things related to our favorite group and of course, JERSEY BOYS!

Although I thanked him many times in the past, both in person and via email, I would like to give Frank Rovello a special shout-out for his generosity, kind words, and support he gave to Jersey Boys Blog! Frank shared everything on his site, was the first to create his own JERSEY BOYS section on his own website, and kindly linked back to JBB. Upon meeting him for the first time in person back at a JB BC/EFA event in 2007, Frank was warm and welcoming, like we had known each other for decades! Truly a one of a kind gentleman!

Our hearts go out to Frank’s wife Mary, his four children, his extended family, and his many friends during this difficult time.

Frank, you will always be remembered and it was an honor knowing you!


  1. My condolences go out to the family and friends of Frank Rovello. He will be sorely missed. He was a friend to all and more than a great team player. Rest in peace Frank.

    Comment by Terri Murphy — September 13, 2015 @ 2:17 pm

  2. My condolences to Frank and his family! Anyone who is such a devoted fan of The Four Season and Jersey Boys are precious!

    Comment by Alfina Wilson — September 13, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

  3. Frank was a kind, generous and gentle soul. He will be missed. Condolences and prayers to his family. RIP, Frank.

    Comment by Pamela — September 13, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

  4. Frank’s passing is a loss to all of us. He was a marvelous friend to us over the past ten years. May he rest in peace.

    Comment by Howard — September 13, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

  5. We enjoyed a great weekend together in 2014 at the street naming ceremony for Joe Long. Frank was a great guy and a source of all things Seasons. We will miss him so much….

    Comment by Johnny Hornsby — September 15, 2015 @ 6:05 am

  6. I was speechless when I learned of Frank’s passing. He was a cornerstone of all things Four Seasons and by extension, Jersey Boys. His website, as you’ve mentioned, was all-inclusive. I visited it countless times.

    Frank graciously provided much background information for my first “Four Seasons Old Neighborhood” Bus Tour but wasn’t able to join in since his family was getting together that weekend. He mentioned that his son, also Frank, was a captain in the Air Force. It was clear through our emails that despite his vast interest and encyclopedic ‘Four Seasons’ knowledge, he was a family man first.

    His presence and contributions will no doubt live on.

    Comment by Audrey Rockman — September 15, 2015 @ 11:03 pm

  7. My condolences go out to The Rovello Family, and all who’s life he has touched.
    Frank was such a devoted 4 Season-Jersey Boy fan. He will be missed by so many. May he rest in Peace.


    Comment by Patti Massi-Candeliere — September 16, 2015 @ 7:40 pm

  8. Frank was simply the best. In a message that I relayed to Frank’s family, the senders described Frank as “without a doubt the greatest Four Seasons fan ever!” The senders should know. They were Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Robby Robinson and Dean Egnater (Frankie’s manager with whom Frank worked closely to give fans the latest information about the Seasons). We’re all going to miss Frank Rovello.

    Comment by Charles Alexander — September 24, 2015 @ 12:09 am

  9. In reading all of the comments made concerning Yogi Berra’s recent passing there was one consistent theme that made me think about Frank Rovello: he was universally loved by all. Frank was a lovely person and a fine and generous man. God bless you Frank.

    Comment by David — September 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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