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Frank L. Stibolt, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, January 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, For Frank L. Stibolt, Jr., who died peacefully on December 31st at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, following a long illness. He was 74 years old. A funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 11:15 a.m.

Frank was born & raised in East Boston. He grew up at Jeffries Point and he could often be found at the Jeffries Yacht Club. It was there where Frank’s love and passion for boats and the sea was born. While at the yacht club, he would become friends with the Millerick brothers. A true & genuine friendship would last close to seventy years. He was educated in Boston Public Schools and was an alumnus of Boston Trade School, Class of 1962. Frank’s interest in school was woodworking & carpentry. Frank was very talented and he could build anything. In 1964, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper. His precision & meticulous work ethic, kept him from going overseas. His commanding officers were so impressed with how efficiently Frank prepared and rigged parachutes that they insisted he teach the class. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1965 with the majority of his time at Fort Benning, Georgia. He began a 25-year career as a rigger at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in East Boston, and worked there until their closing. He then proudly accepted a position as a rigger at the Charlestown Naval Yard during one of the restorations of our nation’s oldest war ships, the U.S.S. Constitution. Franks working career also consisted of working at Fed Ex at Logan International Airport in the Heavy Weight Division. Frank participated in the Veteran’s Day Program in Chelsea for several years, where he made lasting friendships with other US veterans, and made them all laugh with his jovial personality and quick wit. Frank was known as a quiet and humble man. He knew many people but held special friendships close.

He is the beloved son of the late Frank L. Stibolt, Sr. & Mary Margaret ”Dolly” (Simpson) Stibolt. Loving & devoted longtime companion of the late Susan J. “Susie” Keohane and her late mother, Josephine Keohane & her late brother, James J. “Beansie” Keohane, Jr. Brother of Eugene Stibolt of Tennessee. He is also lovingly survived by his lifelong surrogate brother Gerard E. Millerick of East Boston and his brothers, Peter W. Millerick of East Boston & Martin J. Millerick of Winthrop & the late Edward Millerick & Richard Millerick and many friends. Late lifetime member of the Jeffries Yacht Club & U.S. Army Veteran.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, January 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 6th at 11:15 a.m. in the funeral home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108.

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  1. Pam McKinnon
    Jan 5 2018

    Frank
    we where neighbors every time I saw him on the porch listening to his radio he would yell to say “Hi” to me!! When he was on the back porch or putting out his trash he would ask me if everything was OK with my family and he would notice if I hadn’t been out with my dogs in for a few days and would be concerned that everything was OK. Frank was a sweet man That cared, he had a BIG HEART!! Well it was one of those times I hadn’t been outside the house and a neighbor called tonight to let my family know of Franks passings.. My heart is so heavy!!! I will miss Frank yelling & waving, I will miss Franks kind heart!! To his family and I am so sorry for your loss!!!
    You can Rest Easy now Frank I am sure my dad was right there to greet you Pammie

  2. Jim Barker
    Jan 2 2018

    Frankie was one of the good guys at the Point. I can remember many fun times at the yacht club, out on Gallups Island and especially at the wharf.
    You’ll be missed Frankie – May you rest in peace.

  3. Martin J. Millerick
    Jan 2 2018

    Frank was the best of the best, my brothers and myself embraced him as one of us, we shared so many good times together. Frank was a man of honor, the same way he served our country as a paratrooper, he committed himself to his close friends. He treated me as a younger brother, he will be greatly missed!

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