Obituaries

Francis W. “Frank” Groom, Jr.

April 5th, 2014

Francis W. “Frank” Groom, Jr., age 79, of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, at Wilmington Health Care Center, on Thursday, April 3, 2014. 

Frank was born on December 13, 1934 in Chelsea, MA; he was the son of the late Francis W. Groom, Sr. and Frances M. (Clark) Groom.  Frank was raised and educated in Chelsea and Everett, MA.

After graduation, Frank served in the US Army National Guard.  He also worked for Polaroid Corporation for over 30 years. 

Frank and his wife Barbara moved to Tewksbury 42 years ago where they raised their two children, Paula and Frank, III.  Frank became active in the community serving on the Tewksbury Conservation Committee.

Frank was a lifelong sports enthusiast; he played on numerous men’s softball teams throughout the years, and was still playing senior league softball at the age of 75.

Frank was the beloved husband of 55 years of Barbara (Talbot) Groom of Tewksbury, devoted father of Paula M. Morris and her husband James of Londonderry, NH and Francis W. Groom, III of Tewksbury, loving “Grampy” of Kimberly and Gabrielle Morris of Londonderry, NH cherished son of the late Francis W., Sr. and Frances M. (Clark) Groom, dear brother of the late Janice (Groom) Reardon. 

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Tuesday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment will follow in Tewksbury Cemetery, Tewksbury.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 7th from 4-8 p.m. 

Memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472.

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