Frank DiCesare
July 16, 2015

Frank DiCesare, age 101, of Scituate (formerly of Quincy), died peacefully, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Queen Ann Nursing Home in Hingham.

Born on April 17, 1914, Frank grew up at 41 Roberts Street in South Quincy and attended the Lincoln School. As a teenager, he enrolled in the Quincy Trade School, graduating in 1932 as a machinist. In 1934, he got a job as a machinist with Bethlehem Steel at the Fore River Shipyard at $17 a week.

At the Shipyard during World War II, he made parts for the aircraft carriers USS Wasp I and II, the battleship USS Massachusetts and cruisers USS Quincy and USS Salem. In 1955, he was promoted to supervisor, a job that made him responsible for overseeing 47 men in the Shipyard's machine shop. When General Dynamics bought the Shipyard in 1964, he became a Quality Control Inspector, a job he would hold for 15 years before retiring in 1979.

Beloved husband of the late Lucille Jancaterino. Devoted father of Frank (Buddy) DiCesare & his wife Margaret of Scituate. Loving grandfather of Frank DiCesare II of Lake Charles, La. and Caroline DiCesare of Foxboro. Brother of the late Dave DiCesare, Yolanda Jancaterino , Christine Parker, Dino DiCesare, Josephine Loughi, Lena Paone, Vera Garbin & Mary Pietrafosa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street , Quincy on Tuesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street in Quincy prior to Mass from 9-10:30 a.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA. 02043.


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