Francis A. “Frank” Zabbo

FrancisZabboFrancis 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, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

15 Condolences for Francis A. “Frank” Zabbo

    Fred & Kate

    Evelyn , Greg and Frankie I.

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad or thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of need.
    Love FRED and Kate



    You were an amazing husband, father and friend to so many people during your life!!! We will all miss you so much but you will always be kept in our hearts. After being with you for 41 years I cannot imagine my life without you. It was so very hard to see you suffer so much and if I could have taken the pain away I would have. You certainly did not deserve to live the end of your life like that. The boys were wonderful and so supportive and I know how very much you loved them and how proud you were to be their Dad. Knowing you are no longer in pain gives me comfort but having you here with us would have been much more comforting. Rest in Peace my dear husband and you know I have always loved you.


    Ron and Judi

    Evelyn, Frankie and Greg,

    Frank was a kind and wonderful friend, but most of all an amazing person. His infectious personality brightened our lives in so many ways. His memory will be with us forever.

    We send our love and deepest condolences,

    Ron and Judi


    Charles Vergados

    As a classmate of Frank’s at both Keith Academy and Lowell State,i’m so sad that he’s gone.Always a good guy we were not close friends but I always liked Frank. We were both elected Freshman officers at LSC,along with Charlie Shadan,and got to know each other better.To his family and many friends I offer my sincere condolences. May Frank Rest in Peace.


    Jamie Guerriero

    My thoughts are with you Evelyn, Greg and Frankie… Frank was a great man and I’ll always remember the pride he had for his family… I looked forward to seeing him and that contagious smile around a baseball field… The world lost a great man in Frank…


    Walter Sullivan

    Evelyn, I don’t know if you remember me , I used to repair your tvs with carl piacenza. im so sorry to hear about Frank, I remember him, his laughter was so infectious, he was truly a friend to everybody he met, and will be sorely missed. im so sorry for your loss, I would like to express my condolences to you and your sons,as I know what its like to lose a father. I lost mine at age 55 to cancer, and it seems their lives are taken too short. I only hope that they are in a better place and I know they are looking down on us. I hope someday they will find a cure for this, my deepest sympathy to you and your family, if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to call me 978-697-8739. Walter Sullivan


    Tim and Molly Dolan

    Dear Evie, Greg, Frankie and family,
    Frank was such a great guy. We will remember his booming laugh and wonderful smile. He was always the life of the party. You could see how much he loved his family. Such a tragic loss.. Hoping for a cure for cancer.

    Molly and Time


    Roy (Morrell) Murry

    Regretfully, we are unable to be with you during your bereavement, but we send our Love and Condolences to Evelyn and the Frank Zabbo Family.

    Signed your Cousins with Love,

    Vinnie Zabbo and Roy Murry


    Patricia Jamros


    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Frank. I am so sorry I am unable to be there. He was a wonderful husband and friend to you and please know his smile will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and the boys.


    suzanne workman

    Evelyn, Greg, and Frankie……We know how much you all loved Frank and how much he loved all of you. You have lost 2 of the most important people in your lives. Our hearts and caring thoughts are with you always. Please know we will always be thinking of your family. Remember the happy memories of both Frank and Jonathan. Suzanne and Mark Workman xo


    Jack Jones

    Please accept my condolences on Franks passing. I met him about 6 years ago at the Nashua C.C. member/guest and aways looked forward to renewing our acquintence each year. A very kind, happy and enjoyable person who will be missed by all.
    R.I.P. Frank.


    Patti Shaughnessy

    My sincere condolences to the Zabbo family. My you find comfort in each other and the cherished memories that you share.


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