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Francis J. "Frank" Dedulonus

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Dad, Where do I begin? I have loved you since I opened my eyes. The memories I have of you and I could last me 2 lifetimes but still wouldn't be...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Vanessa Dedulonus - Melrose, MA

“Kathy, Vanessa and CherylSo sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Cheryl Ringen - Melrose, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK. Please stay strong! Sanjin ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Sanjin Hodzic - Woburn, MA

“Frank, how l can we say how much we loved you? We shared so many good times together, we will miss you so much. Kathy will always be part of our...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis and Mary Lou Screnci - MA

“frank you were one in a million loving dad and husband and will be missed by many and although im not able to attend as im out of state my thoughts...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: lisa Stoico - Saugus, MA - Family

“I am very sorry for the loss of your soulmate Frank. He was a wonderful man with a great personality. He will be truely missed. My thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Elsa Otero - Everett, MA

“Leaving a rose because Frank knew how much Kathy loved them ;) Sending love to you, Kathy, and your family. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Rae Felts - Salem, NH - Friend

“So sorry for your loss and may you find some peace within your heart ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: lori Lubas - Lynn, MA

“Kathy,I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing, it breaks my heart. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Suzy Chipman - Nashua, NH

“Kathy, I felt like I knew Frank, that we are kindred spirits. My heart is breaking for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Suzy Chipman - Nashua, NH

“Kathy, my heart breaks for you and your family. I wish I had had the opportunity to meet Frank. From the way you spoke about him, I know I would have...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Phyllis Uloth - Wilmington, MA

“Words can't express the sorrow I feel for your family right now. Please know how much I love and support you during this time. I feel privileged to...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Paula Cushman - Plympton, MA

“Words can not express how sorry I am to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Ouellette - Woburn, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. May your Fond Memories of your Loved One help to ease your sorrow. ...John 6:40 & Ps 37:29 ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“TO KATHLEEN,GINA AND THE ENTIRE DEDULONUS FAMILY. I WISH TO EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Richard Martino - Saugus, MA

“I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I will keep you in my prayers. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Deeds - Vinton, VA

“Kathy and Vanessa,I am so very sorry about your most difficult loss. My every thought and prayer is with you at this time ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie Rogers - Walpole, MA

“Dear papa frank, I will never forget your laugh or your smile or your cooking! I have thousand of memories with you! And 1 will never leave my mind!...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Chris Carrillo - Lynn, MA

“Dear Kathy and family,I was very sad to hear about Frank, please accept my sincere sympathies! I'm thinking of you during yet another difficult time...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Cindy Simeone - Woburn, MA

“Kathy, Vanessa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the memories of Frank guide you through these difficult days. You are in my thoughts. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Brandi Fitzgerald - Stoneham, MA

“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 »
21 of 21 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA



Francis James "Frank" Dedulonus passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on May 27, 2017. He was 73 years of age. Frank was born in Boston on April 3, 1944 to the late Francis & Philomena (Torelli) Dedulonus. He was raised in East Boston and graduated from Boys Latin High School. Frank lived briefly in Saugus, Melrose for 30 years and recently moved to Salem, New Hampshire. Mr. Dedulonus worked in construction for several years, was a route supervisor coordinator logistics for several companies and has been in car sales the last 20 years. Frank enjoyed taking trips to New Hampshire and the White Mountains, going on cruises and taking trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas. Mr. Dedulonus was also a boxing fan. But above all he was a wonderful husband and father who was loved by all who met him. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. (DiFrancesco) Dedulonus. Loving father of Gina Cristallini of Melrose, Christopher Carrillo & his wife Jeannine of Peabody and Vanessa Dedulonus and wife Cheryl of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Antonio, Nicholas, Daniel, Survene & Michela and great grandfather of Giovanni & Angello. Caring brother of the late Dennis Dedulonus & his wife Donna of VA, Ann Cuzzi & her husband Larry of Malden and Karen Bruce & her husband Robert of Saugus. Loving brother-in-law of Richard & Pamela DiFrancesco, Rico & Karen Fabello, Judy McGurk, Susan Onessimo and Marilyn Guange. Beloved son-in-law of the late Mary Sheils. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Wednesday May 31, 2017 from 4:00-9:00PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.