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“Dear Jane and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. Looking through the photos you had wonderful times and will...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Evelyn Lovett - Wakefield, MA

“So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers diromg this difficult time. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: MARIE HENNESSEY - revere, MA

“Jane and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of Frank. He was a longtime friend of my Dad and my Mom. I will always remember the volleyball games...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Joanny Hulme - East Bridgewater, MA

“We are so sorry for this terrible loss. Frank was a "bigger than life" caring man in a wonderful neighborhood that was so close where every dad and...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Rob Dolan - Melrose, MA - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Francis G. "Frank" Sampson passed away at Winchester Hospital on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Medford on March 7, 1943 to the late Frank J. & Margaret (Steele) Sampson. He was raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. Mr. Sampson worked as an engineer for the New England Telephone Company retiring with Verizon after a career of 40 years. He has been a resident of Melrose for over 45 years where he coached baseball & football, was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Melrose and was a member of the Palmer Cove Yacht Club in Salem for many years where he enjoyed boating and fishing. Frank was an avid golfer, was nicknamed "Bob the Builder" by his family because he was always working with his hands and loved his grandchildren with all his heart. Mr. Sampson was the beloved husband of Jane R. (Robinson) Sampson. Loving father of Ken Sampson & his wife Joanne of North Reading, Frankie Sampson & his wife Leslie of PA, Randy Sampson & his wife Gina of NJ and Kristi Palmisano & her husband Vinny of Georgetown. Proud grandfather of Kyle, Paige, Zachary, Angela, Ethan, Kayla, Claudia, Liam, Carmine and Anthony. Caring brother of Ann Cullerton of Westford and the late John Sampson. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St. Melrose on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th at 9:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10:00AM. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.