Gloucester, MA — We have lost a very special person, today.
Frank P. Gentile, age 82, of Gloucester, passed away on September 16, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mary A. (Linquata) Gentile, and together they shared 59 years of marriage.
He was the youngest son of Antonio and Albina (DeMarco) Gentile. Frank was born on December 16, 1930, in Gloucester. He attended Gloucester schools and graduated from Gloucester High in 1950. He served in the Korean War as a Mess Sargent for three years, earning multiple medals of honor, including the Korean Service Medal, with four bronze campaign stars and the United Nations Service Medal. Frank was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Good Voyage’s Holy Name Society. He also volunteered with his wife at the Open Door Food Pantry.
Frank always had a great sense of humor, joking around with his family, even during his illness. Sunday dinners were very important to him because he loved cooking for his family. Baking bread and cookies were his specialty. Among his hobbies were dancing with his wife, and playing cards with his friends. Frank was a very giving and loving man, always there when you needed him.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife, Mary; and four loving children, Albina, wife of Steve Papows, Kathy, wife of Robbie Roberts, Anthony and Estela Faria, and Frank, husband of Kellie (Parks) Gentile; his grandchildren, Kathryn and Chris Wall, Marissa Roberts, Michael and Heather Papows, Erika, Jordan, and Jadyn Gentile, Jude Gentile; and great-grandchild, Gianna Wall.
He is also survived by sister-in-laws, Mildred Gentile and Mary Gentile; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He also leaves two special “sisters,” Agnes Burnham and Rosie Verga.
Frank was predeceased by his sisters, Providenza Giovanni and Elvira Shannon; and brothers, Antonio, Rosario and Carmen Gentile.