WAKEFIELD — Franklin M. Nardone, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Wednesday, November 24 at the Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody.

Born in Wakefield on July 18, 1928, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Josephine (Colantonuio) Nardone.

Mr. Nardone was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1946. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after high school and had served in the Korean War. Mr. Nardone met his wife at the Wakefield Boat House and were married for 50 years. He worked as a sales technician and machinist for Bostik and the United Shoe Machinery. He was a member of the Crystal Community Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and clamming all over Massachusetts.

Mr. Nardone was the husband of the late Catherine (Aglio) Nardone. He is survived by his two daughters: Rosemarie Boland of Alfred, Maine, and Susan Marini of Wakefield; his three grandchildren: Kaitlin Boland, Franklin Boland and Christina Marini, and his great grandson Jamison Boland. Mr. Nardone was predeceased by his three sisters: Lucy Companeshi, Louise Stentiford and Alvina Drebit, and his four brothers: Samuel Nardone, John Nardone, Joseph Nardone and James Nardone.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday from 4-7 p.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by an interment at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.