Francis A. “Frank” Zabbo, 64, of Tyngsboro, MA died courageously fighting cancer on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at his home.
He was married to Evelyn M. Zabbo with whom he celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on November 24, 2014. Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Francis L. and Teresa Zabbo. He graduated from Keith Academy with the class of 1967. Frank earned a B.A. in education from UMASS Lowell and a Master’s in education from Fitchburg State University. Frank owned and operated A-Zabbo Real Estate of Tyngsboro. He had previously taught for fourteen years in the Lowell Public School System.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. Frank was a member of the Nashua Country Club and the Lowell Elks #87. He enjoyed golfing and playing racquetball. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gregory Zabbo of Tyngsboro and Frank Zabbo of Tyngsboro; brother, Daniel and his wife, Nancy Zabbo of Dracut; sister, Joan Zabbo of Lowell; uncle, Vinny Zabbo of Lowell; sister-in-law, Dianne and her husband, Mike McGrade of Wilton, NH and several nieces and nephews, among them, Daniel Zabbo, Gabriella Zabbo, Michael McGrade and Michael McGrade Jr. He was the father of the late Jonathan Zabbo of Tyngsboro, who died on February 3, 2005 and the brother of the late John Zabbo of Lowell, who died in 1971.
Visiting hours Fri. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Sat. at 9A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Cremation at the Merrimack Crematory, Merrimack, NH. Memorials may be made in his name to the cure pc.org, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.