EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 7, 2013

Frank Freitas, 84

Dracut, MA — Frank Freitas, Sr., age 84, of Dracut, husband of Germaine (Gauthier) Freitas, died on Tuesday, November 5, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Born in Lowell on November 9, 1928, he was a son of the late Louis and Maria (Perry) Freitas.

Frank served with the U.S. Army Engineers attached to the 5th U.S. Air Force as a Welder, with the rank of Corporal for 2 years in the Korean conflict.

He became a plumber and was formerly employed by Ayotte Plumbing and Omar Guilmette Plumbing, from which he retired.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Frank Freitas, Jr. and his companion, Starrann Brann, of Sandown, NH; a daughter, JoAnne Freitas and her companion, Marcia Bissonette, of Dracut; grandson, Patrick Freitas, a U.S. Marine stationed in Arizona, of Sandown, NH; stepson, Rodney Lacroix; step-grandchildren, Payton Louise Lacroix and Cameron Kenneth Lacroix, all of Salem, NH. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Arthur Freitas, John Freitas, Charlie Freitas and Mary Freitas.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to Frank’s Life Celebration at the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home, 327 Hildreth St., Lowell, MA 01850, on Friday morning from 9 AM until 12 PM (Noon). Committal Services to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery Chapel, Lowell at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com.