Tilton, New Hampshire
Francis "Frank" Paul Bevacqua Jr.
Francis P. Bevacqua Jr, 81, a resident of Tilton, NH died, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Concord Hospital in Concord, NH following a lengthy illness. Frank was born in Boston, October 23, 1937, son of the late, Francis P. Bevacqua Sr. and Anne (Sullivan) Bevacqua. He lived in Weymouth for several years. Frank graduated from Weymouth High School. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1955, serving honorably as an Airplane Dispatcher until 1959, with the Rank of A2/C, receiving several Decorations and Commendations. While serving he and his wife lived in England. He attended many schools, taking courses relating to fire service for several years. When not on duty as a firefighter he worked for the Cazeault Roofing Company in Weymouth. Frank was a firefighter for 28 years in Weymouth, retiring as Deputy Fire Chief of the Weymouth Fire Department. He was proud of serving during this time as Hazmat Officer. Following his retirement, he and his wife Margery moved to North Carolina, followed by a move to Dunnellon, Florida, living there for 20 years. He and his wife decided at some point they would enjoy time in New England and purchased their home in Tilton where they lived for the past two years.
While living in North Carolina, he and his wife lived in the Topsail Greens Country Club Community and he served as President of the Homeowners Association.
He later served as Commandant of the Community Emergency Response Team and Chaplain with the Spruce Creek Preserve Military Club in Florida. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and trips to many countries. He was a avid golfer. Frank enjoyed keeping busy with home repairs and felt he could fix about everything. After his move to Tilton those things did not exist at his new home. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, of St. Gabriel Parish in Tilton NH.
In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by, a son Kenneth in 2018, and his best friend and companion for 15 years, his black lab, “ Lucky”.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Margery Ann (Cantara) Bevacqua of Tilton
Sons, Stephen Bevacqua and his wife Paula of Saugus, MA
Paul Bevacqua and his wife Kris of Billings, MT
Daughters, Jeanette “Jan” Bevacqua of Hillsboro, NH
Margery "Midgie" Blades and husband Everett of Yuma, AZ
Daughter in law, Aline Bevacqua of New Boston
Grandchildren, Teagan Bevacqua, Annalee Blades and Andrew Bevacqua
A brother, Paul R. Bevacqua of Carver, MA
Family also includes, “special friends”, Patricia Pelton, Laura Bevacqua and Charles Jackson
Calling hours will not be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel's Parish, 16 Chestnut St., Tilton.
Burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery with committal prayers and honors on June 18, 2019 at 1:30 PM.
Assisting the family is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St. in Tilton, NH, 03276.
Those wishing may make memorial donations in Frank's name to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, "Activity Fund", 139 Winter St. Tilton, NH 03276.
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