One of Johnny Nolan’s brothers, along with Andy and Georgie, and the son of Ruthie and Mickey Nolan. He dies after being pierced in the stomach by a spike on a makeshift fence while walking home drunk. A priest had never absolved Frankie of his sins, so Ruthie goes to mass “once a month for the repose of his soul which she knew wandered about purgatory.”
Frankie Nolan Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The timeline below shows where the character Frankie Nolan appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.