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“So sorry to hear of Frank's passing .For Donna and the Reardon family and friends it is a great loss. One that came to soon. Frank will always be...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Pamela Hardy Stinson - Oswego, NY

“Donna and all of Frank's family. very sorry to hear about Frank I worked with him at Wakefield DPW for entire time that he worked there. he always...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis Gorman - MA - Coworker

“To a great old friend rip buddy til we see you again always miss you ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: hibby an wife♡ - amesbury, MA

“On behalf of the Lynnfield Field Hockey Team,We want to express our deepest condolences to Coach Reardon and her entire family. Sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Lilli Patterson

“Deepest sympathies to all the Reardon family from all Thirkells !! ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jimmy Thirkell - Hampton, NH

“We laughed Frankie on our way to pick up you know who at the Red Coach grill and no one could do that Rebel Rebel like you See you on the other side...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Peter and Linda Dombeck Galvin - MA

“We'll be thinking of you always, Frank. We'll never forget how much you made us smile and laugh and defeated us all playing the game Apples to Apples...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mark, Melanie & Caroline Benedetto - MA

“Frankie, Sorry you had to leave so soon. I'll miss your big smile and bear hugs. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Coughlan - Lawrence, MA

“Rest in peace my lifelong friend. You will never be forgotten! Can't believe we just saw each other last Sunday, you were as funny as ever! Smooch...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Milliken - Plymouth, MA

“To the entire Reardon family and especially to my sweet and special friend Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure Frank was greeted by his Mom...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Valerie Nesbitt - Mashpee, MA

“-The Free Haircut-Frankie and I were in grade school and had just started our summer vacation. Our moms had given us $1.25 each to get our summer...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Fagan - Plaistow, NH - Friend

“Our hearts are heavy and our memories of Frank N. Footah will last forever. Give Graton a big wet one for us. Farewell friend. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jan and Dan Coughlan - Melrose, 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 »
13 of 13 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Frank T. Reardon passed away at LaHey Clinic in Burlington on September 14, 2016. He was 63 years of age. Frank was born in Melrose on July 20, 1953, he was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School Class of 1971 and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Reardon worked as an auto mechanic throughout his life for different companies and for the Town of Wakefield DPW for 19 years. He was a member of the Westside Social Club in Wakefield, going to the Kernwood Restaurant, eating at all the sub shops and restaurants in downtown Melrose, especially Petrone's where he has a calzone named after him called "Frankie". Mr Reardon had a great sense of humor, was very good at trivia and enjoyed military history. Frank enjoyed his trips to Fort Lauderdale By The Sea to visit family, he loved the Beatles and had an affinity for cars and all his corvettes he owned over the years. He was also a talented musician who played the organ, piano and guitar and was a member of the CIA Band. Frank was the loving companion of Donna Favorat of Peabody. Son of the late Francis G. & Mary Ann (Dugan) Reardon. Caring brother of William F. "Bill" Reardon & his wife Karyn of Salem, Patricia A. Reardon-Longever of FL and Mamie Reardon of Saugus. Cherished uncle of Melissa & Jaime Longever. Also survived by many close CIA Band members & friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday @ 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Frank's name to a charity of your choice.