Published in the June 2, 2017 edition

Dedulonus-obit-webSALEM, NH — Francis James “Frank” Dedulonus, 73, of Salem, New Hampshire and formerly of Saugus and Melrose, passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 27.

Frank was born in Boston on April 3, 1944 to the late Francis and Philomena (Torelli) Dedulonus. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from Boys Latin High School. Frank lived briefly in Saugus, Melrose for 30 years and recently moved to Salem, New Hampshire. Mr. Dedulonus worked in construction for several years, was a route supervisor coordinating logistics for several companies and has been in car sales the last 20 years.

Frank enjoyed taking trips to New Hampshire and the White Mountains, going on cruises and taking trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas. Mr. Dedulonus was also a boxing fan. But above all he was a wonderful husband and father who was loved by all who met him.

He was beloved husband of Kathleen M. (DiFrancesco) Dedulonus. He was the loving father of Gina Cristallini of Melrose, Christopher Carrillo and his wife Jeannine of Peabody and Vanessa Dedulonus and wife Cheryl of Melrose. He was the cherished grandfather of Christopher, Antonio, Nicholas, Daniel, Survene and Michela and great grandfather of Giovanni and Angello. He was the caring brother of the late Dennis Dedulonus and his wife Donna of VA, Ann Cuzzi and her husband Larry of Malden and Karen Bruce and her husband Robert of Saugus. He was the loving brother-in-law of Richard and Pamela DiFrancesco, Rico and Karen Fabello, Judy McGurk, Susan Onessimo and Marilyn Guange. He was the beloved son-in-law of the late Mary Sheils.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Wednesday May 31, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral was from the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Herbert Street, Melrose at 10 a.m.

Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

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