Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Francis J. Zizis, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Charles G. Reekie, 88In “Obituaries” PEABODY, MA — Mr. Frank Newell died peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 86. Frank was diagnosed with lung cancer just days prior to his passing. He was a resident of Sunrise at Gardner Park, Peabody, MA.Frank was born on July 2, 1932 in Somerville, MA to Leslie and Lydia (Myers) Newell. Frank lived in Somerville and moved to Saugus during his youth. He was a graduate of Somerville Trade High School in the class of 1950. Frank began his career at Chevorlet. He became a truck mechanic and worked his career job for St. Johnsbury Trucking Company, Wilmington, MA where he retired from the Teamsters Union, Local 597. After retiring, he worked at Market Basket in Middleton, MA for 21 years. Frank was an active brother of the Shriner’s and the Masonic Lodge. Frank was married to his lifelong love, Audrey Newell on June 21, 1953. The couple resided in Saugus where they raised their family. Frank spent his retirement years living in West Peabody, MA and Zephyrhills, FL. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on a Caribbean cruise with their daughters. Frank enjoyed gathering with his family every Friday night for a pizza party.Frank is survived his daughter Linda Giguere and children Mark, Kevin and Mandi; Grandsons Matthew and Richard Orcutt; daughter Debbie DeFuria, husband Michael and their children Christine, Michael and Julie; daughter Janice Egitto, husband Arthur and their children Arthur, III., Jaclyn and Jeffrey; daughter Wendy Nelson, husband Stephen and their children Nicole, Eric, Adam, Brian and Drew; daughter Karen Flanagan and husband James; they also had 19 great- grandchildren. Frank is predeceased by his wife Audrey (Pugh) Newell, their daughter Patricia Orcutt and son-in-law Glenn Giguere.In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial contribution to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or a charity of your choice.Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday from 2-6 p.m., in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.Frank Newell(NOTE: The above obituary is from the Bisbee-Procella Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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