1928 - 2015
VisitationMay 7, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home
FuneralMay 8, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home
James A. Frisone, 86, of South Yarmouth, MA, beloved husband of Sandra L. (Fourdyce) Frisone, died May 4, 2015 after an extended illness, at the home of his daughter. He was born in Lynn, MA on May 11, 1928, the son of the late Anthony J. and Angela G. (Natale) Frisone.
Mr. Frisone served four tours in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was an accomplished businessman, with the majority of his career being in the Graphic Arts Industry. He was the owner of the James A. Frisone Co. (JAFCO) and Ultra Scan, Inc. as well as several other businesses during his life. He was a well-respected member of the Graphic Arts community. Mr. Frisone was a member of the Boston Club of Printing House Craftsmen, The Boston Litho Club (past president) , National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM), The Supply Salesman’s Guild, Printing Industries of New England and the Printing and Publishing Counsel. He was the recipient of the NAPIM Pioneer Award in 1983 and the prestigious Ben Franklin Award in 1988.
Prior to his illness Mr. Frisone was an avid golfer. He was a former member of Long Meadow Golf Club, Lowell, MA where he served on the Board of Directors and was on the Board of Governors of The Evergreen Club in Palm City, FL. He was a devoted fan of all New England Sports teams especially the Patriots. He enjoyed playing bridge with his friends but his biggest joy came in the time he spent with his family, which he considered his greatest accomplishment.
Mr. Frisone was a communicant of the Our Lady of the Cape Church, Brewster, MA and a member of the Dennis/Yarmouth Newcomers Club.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Frisone is survived by six children, James Frisone Jr and his wife Sherrie of Salem, NH, Donna (Quill) Lacey and her husband John of Lowell, Sandra (Strules) Fragale of Lowell, Robert Frisone and his wife Dianne of Dennis, Paula Gouveia of Chelmsford, with whom he resided at the time of his death, and William Frisone and his fiancé Michelle Shimko of Dracut. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, James Frisone III and his wife Melanie, Sarah Frisone, Anthony Frisone, Jacqueline (Quill) Adams and her husband Mark, John “Jay” Lacey III, Jillian Lacey, Kristyn (Strules) Waite and her husband Jason, Melissa (Strules) LaVarnway and her husband Nathan, Amelia “Millie” Fragale, Nicholas Fragale, Julie Hesketh and her husband Matthew, David Frisone Strenio and his wife Priscila, Stephen Frisone and his wife Amanda, Frank Gouveia Jr. and his wife Inna, Michael Gouveia, Pamela (Gouveia) Ricci and her husband Benjamin, Anthony Gouveia, Andrew “Drew” Gouveia, and Angela Frisone and her fiancé Frank Valentin. He also leaves 19 great grandchildren, his sister Marie Comeau and her husband Leonard of Danvers, his sister in law Patricia Church and her husband Joseph of South Hill, Virginia, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends and his cherished dogs Brady and Lily. Mr. Frisone was predeceased by his granddaughter Jennifer (Quill) Digman, his son in law Frank Gouveia and his former wife Sarah A. (Farmer) Frisone.
Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, 3 Fayette St., Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Vincent DePaul, Our Lady of the Cape Church, 482 Stony Brook Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.