Published in the January 12, 2018 edition

ASHAWAY, Rhode Island — Frank N. Sardone, 72, of Ashaway, R.I., formerly of Newburyport, Revere and Malden, died at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on January 7, 2018. Frank is the beloved husband of Linda H. (Hoerler) Sardone. Loving father of Derek Sardone and his wife Jaclyn of Malden. Father-in-law of Nicole Sardone of Winthrop. Caring brother of Mary Ann, Joanne and Debra, all of Reading. Cherished grandfather of five grandchildren, and nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Katherine Sardone, and son Frank Jr.

Frank is also mourned by Linda’s family, the Hoerler’s and Slabe’s, who loved him like a son and brother.

Frank was born in Boston, living in and around the Boston area until moving to Rhode Island in 2006. He was a licensed Construction Superintendent, working on projects from single-family homes to hotels to high rises throughout his career.

Frank and his wife loved to travel near and far. He loved oceans and streams, with a passion for scuba diving and fly fishing. He was a master woodworker, crafting beautiful things in his home wood workshop. He was an avid Patriots fan. In his retirement years, he got great joy from the extra time he spent with his grandchildren. Frank was known for his sense of humor and his ability to connect easily with people of all ages. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Ashaway Free Library, 15 Knight St, Ashaway RI 02804 or Reel Recovery, 160 Brookside Rd., Needham, MA 02492. For directions & to sign online condolence visit