Frank A. VivoAmore, Jr., 88, Yarmouth resident, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
Frank leaves his loving wife of 67 years, Betty Florence (Panagiotes); four children: Brenda Bossman and her husband Brian of Harwich, MA, Denise Spencer of Stow, MA, Tracy of Yarmouth, MA, and Frank III and his wife Kelly of Leominster, MA; four grandchildren, Alex, Amanda, Brian Jr. and Kelsie; and one great-grandchild, Maliah. He also leaves two sisters Phyllis Gallant of Dewey, Arizona and Jane Flannagan and her husband Richard of Leominster, MA. Frank was predeceased by his sister Ruth Crossman.
He was born in Leominster, MA, on September 3, 1932, son of the late Frank and Mary (Julian) VivoAmore. “Spanky” lived in Leominster until his retirement in 1987, when he moved to Yarmouth, MA.
Frank joined the U.S. Army in 1953, where he served two years during the Korean war. After leaving active duty, Frank worked as a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for over 30 years. He then worked at the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for 14 years as well as volunteered with Betty at the VNA Thrift Store.
Known as “Papou” to his grandchildren, he loved spending as much time as possible with them, especially at the beach. He was an avid reader and loved his crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed following the Patriots and his beloved Bruins. His hobbies included golf and bowling and he was a member of many golf and bowling leagues.
Frank was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of Holy Family Parish in Leominster, MA for many years. Most importantly, he loved his family and enjoyed family reunions and gatherings throughout the years. Some of his favorite activities included taking the family on adventure rides and Disney vacations as well as touring Arizona.
In honoring Frank’s wishes, services will not be held. Those wishing to make a contribution in his memory may donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.