WINCHENDON - Frank M. Lema, 88, of 88 Mill Street, died Tuesday morning, January 2, 2018 in UMASS Memorial Hospital, Belmont Street, Worcester.
He was born in Provincetown on September 6, 1929, son of the late Manuel and Mary (Andrews) Lema. He grew up in Provincetown and had lived in Winchendon for many years.
Frank worked at the former Walter E. Fernald School in Baldwinville for many years as a truck driver. He proudly served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
His wife of 55 years, Rose A. (Duplease) Lema, died in 2009. He leaves six children, Nancy M. Guzman and her husband Ariosto of Winchendon, Frank M. Lema Jr and his wife Barbara of Gardner, Diane M. Shirley of Winchendon, Jennifer A. Lema of Warwick, RI, Jonathan E. Lema of Gardner and Charles Lema of Worcester; a sister, Ruth White of Provincetown; nine grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Dolores Roderick, Mary Souza and Palmeda Cabral.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11 A.M. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street, Winchendon.
A calling hour will be held Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, preceding the mass.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PlaceMemphis, TN 38105.