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Franklin J. “Frank” D’Entremont

June 24th, 2018

Franklin Joseph D’Entremont, fondly known as “Frank” to his family and friends, age 83, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2018; following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Frank was born in Boston, MA on May 28, 1935; he was the dear only son of David and Gertrude D’Entremont. Frank was raised in Roxbury and was a graduate of Charlestown High School with the Class of 1953.

Frank married “the love of his life” Claire Murphy in 1957; he was drafted into the United States Army shortly after in January of 1958. Frank served overseas in Germany and his duties included being a radio operator and sending and receiving Morse Code. Following two years of active duty, Frank, was transferred to the Army Reserves in January of 1960 and returned home to his bride.

In 1965, Frank and Claire moved to “the country” namely Wilmington, MA, which was a culture shock for a couple from the city but they loved their new home and community. Frank and Claire raised three wonderful children; Diane, David and Cathy. Frank loved being a “dad” and in later years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Frank worked hard to provide for his family; he took a job at General Electric in Lynn, MA and work his way up to the position of Manufacturing Engineer. Frank was a very loyal and dedicated employee who had a great work ethic; these were all attributes that made him quite successful. Frank retired following more than 34 years with the company.

Frank enjoyed camping with his wife, family and friends; following his retirement they bought an RV and took the “trip of a life-time” cross country. Frank loved being a “snow bird” in the winter months; they would head south and get away from the harsh New England winters.

Frank was a talented photographer who loved to take pictures every where he went. He also enjoyed the time he spent as a ham radio operator which he learned during his time in the Army. Frank was also known to enjoy watching all New England sports especially the Red Sox.

Frank will be fondly remembered as a “quiet guy” who would do anything for anyone. He loved his family and friends with all his heart and he will be missed.

Frank was the beloved husband of 60 years to the late Claire C. (Murphy) D’Entremont, devoted father of Diane M. Stein & husband Andrew of York, ME, David F. D’Entremont & wife Sheryl of Londonderry, NH and Catherine M. Walsh & husband Jeffrey of Wilmington. Loving Grandfather of Lauren & Michael Stein, Cynthia & husband Eddie Dixon, Jessica D’Entremont and Jared & Cole Walsh. Cherished son of the late David and Gertrude D’Entremont, dear brother of Geraldine Fitzpatrick of Norwood.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, June 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Frank’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

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5 Entries in Guest Book for “Franklin J. “Frank” D’Entremont”

  1. Carol & anna giannotti says:

    So sorry to hear about frank may he rest in peace he is with his wife now together. Forever

  2. Dennis and Melody Bergeron says:

    We are so sorry for the Family’s and friend’s loss of such a wonderful loving sweet man. We had the distinct pleasure of spending many winters in Florida with Frank and his beautiful wife Claire. They brought so much joy to our lives. Dining out with them, was always so much fun. Enjoying daily Happy Hours in their company were second to none. Frank and Claire’s love of family was ALWAYS evident. It is hard for us to speak of Frank without mentioning Claire too. For us, they were one. May they Rest in Eternal Piece forever. ????????????

  3. Mike C says:

    Sorry to hear about Dave’s dad. May he and Dave’s mom rest in peace together.

  4. Nancy Allaire says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of you’re father Diane and family. May peace and love be with you all. Sincerely, Nancy and Dan

  5. Wendy Rosa says:

    Diane, David & Kathy

    My condolences on the passing of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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