Haverhill — Frank V. Grande, 78, of Haverhill, died peacefully Tuesday, February 4, 2013 after a short illness.
Frank, son of the late, Adeline “Tillie” (Stabile) Grande, was born in Methuen on August 12, 1934. During his 30 plus years of employment with Avco Textron Systems, Frank served in various capacities such as Director of Manufacturing and Engineering. He retired in 1992. Frank was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Frank was an enthusiastic sports fan. Although he had a try out with the New York Yankees, he followed all of the local teams. He loved traveling often to the beach, Bermuda and Aruba. His favorite trip of all was in the morning to Heavenly Donuts for coffee and his jelly donut.
He will be deeply missed by his sister, Dorothy M. DiPietro and her husband, Enio “Pete” of North Andover; three nieces, Robyn Rufo and her husband, Renato of Rhode Island, Lisa Webb, her husband, Ron and their son, Parker of New Hampshire and Maryanne McAlea and her children of California; one nephew, Kevin McAlea of London, England, as well as Frank’s godson, Scott Picanso and Scott’s mother, Jean, both of New Hampshire.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends will honor and celebrate Frank’s life by gathering for calling hours in the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen on Monday, February 11, from 4-7 p.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Monica’s Church, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen on Tuesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen. To share a condolence with the family, please visit us online at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Methuen.