Frank Vytautas Mucinskas, 98, of Mashpee, MA passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on November 21.
Frank married his bride, Anne Mary Sidlauskas, on May 11, 1947 at St George Lithuanian RC Church, Norwood, MA. He is predeceased by his sister, Mary Rudokas and his brother, Edmund Mucinskas. He is survived by his son, Paul Christopher Mucinskas and his wife Anne (Osborne) of Foxboro, MA., his grandchildren, Adam Paul Mucinskas and wife Kristen (Smatt) Mucinskas of Portland, CT, and Eric James Mucinskas (Foxboro, MA), and great grandchildren,Sarah Anne, Johnathan Paul (deceased), and Mathew John Mucinskas of Portland, CT.
Born October 13, 1921 Norwood, MA to Veronica (Minkevitch) and Frank Paul Mucinskas. He Graduated from Norwood HS 1940, and went on to military service in the Army, serving honorably in WWII with the 101st Parachute Maintenance Company, 17th Airborne Division. Frank served 18 months in the Army in England, France, Luxemburg, Holland, Germany and Belgium in the European Campaign from December of 1944 to January of 1946 as a parachute rigger and repairman, a marksman- pistol 2nd Class Gunner, and sharpshooter. After serving in the Army, Frank worked as a carpenter, was a top salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance, and ended his working career as an overhead door installer. After retirement, he worked for the local golf course.
Frank will be remembered for his ready sense of humor, his love of his family, and his love of life. His love of his grandchildren and great grandchildren was infectious. An avid gardener, reader, sportsfan, polka dancer, fisherman, and golfer, Frank loved to swap stories with this friends and family, and always appreciated a good meal with good company. His flirtatious nature drew people to him and made them feel like they were family as soon as they met him- one even picked up a bit of Lituanian talking to him. Lgas gyvenimas, Frank.
Frank will be buried with full military honors. A visitation will be held on December 1 from 3-5pm at Chapman, Cole, and Gleason, 74 Algonquin Ave., Mashpee, MA. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on December 2 at 10AM at St. Anthony’s Church 167 E. Falmouth Hwy, East Falmouth. Burial will be held at 11:30AM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave., Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice in Frank’s name.