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Francis Leo "Frank" Penders

Francis Leo "Frank" Penders
  • June 26, 1941 - April 26, 2022
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Pappas & Nancy - Family

“We are with you in spirit on the loss of a wonderful person. ”
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“Hi Penders,I just wanted to give my most dearest condolences to you as you go through this rough time. I am really saddened by this news and my...Read More »
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“Our deepest condolences and wishes of peace during the difficult time. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Evan, Kim & Mohammad Mirazimi - MA

“I am so very sorry to all his family and friends. He was such a nice man. Prayers for his family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Margie Doto - Wakefield, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Janic and Sandy Poritzky - MA

“Frank was a wonderful man. I was fortunate to be able to see him every year on the 4th of July. My grandmother lives on the parade route in Wakefield...Read More »
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Francis Leo "Frank" Penders of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Frank was born in Boston on June 26, 1941, the son of the late Francis and Catherine (Stamp) Penders. He was raised in Revere, graduating from Revere High School in 1959. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served three years in active duty aboard the submarine USS Quillback.

Upon completion of his military service, he enrolled in night classes at Bentley University and after 10 long years he proudly received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Frank was employed at the Massachusetts Port Authority as a Capital Budget Planner and as Deputy Budget Director, and later proudly served as a Field Audit Manager for the Office of the State Auditor of the Commonwealth.

Frank met his beloved wife, Carol (D'Andrea), at a Christmas party at the Bradford Hotel in Boston in 1967, while each of them were employed at the New England Merchants National Bank. They were married in 1968 at St. Joseph's Church, and made their home in Wakefield for the next 53 years. He is survived by his wife Carol, and his son Kevin and daughter-in-law Neda of Foxborough. He will be missed greatly by his three grandchildren, Nicholas, Alex, and Nyla. Each were the pride and joy of his life. He is also survived by his "brother" of 64 years, Bob Boynton, as well as many other extended family and friends.

Frank was happiest when he was around Carol and his son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. In earlier years, he coached youth basketball and was involved in the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed his many travels to Europe, Bermuda, and Mexico, but especially enjoyed spending time at the lake in Bridgton, Maine, or on the beach in West Dennis. He loved a good book, pegging extra points in cribbage, and a long sunset walk on the beach.

His Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield on Monday, May 2nd, at 10:00 A.M. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Sunday, May 1st, from 1:00-4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's name to The Home for Little Wanderers, 16 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135, or to the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.