Francis J. 'Frank' Ares Sr.
Loving father and grandfather
CHELMSFORD -- Francis J. "Frank" Ares Sr., of Chelmsford, died January 15, 2014, in Westford, aged 86 years.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lorraine A. (LeBrun) Ares, with whom he had shared 60 years of marriage.
Born in Lowell, January 25, 1927, he was the son of the late Richard and Rose (Santos) Ares.
Frank was a member of the Lowell Musicians Union for many years. He was an accomplished guitarist who played in area clubs, including the Prince Grotto of Lowell and the Band Box in Billerica, as well as many other local venues.
He was also employed as a mechanical technician until his retirement.
He is survived by two sons, Francis J. Ares Jr. and his wife, Francine Johnson of Nashua, NH, and Joseph F. Ares of Lowell; and one daughter, Debra A. Ares, also of Lowell; one grandson, Nicolas Ares and his mother, Theresa Ares, both of Auburn, CA; two sisters, Carmen Nickerson of Lowell, and Rosemary Foote of Amesbury; and one brother, George Ares of Florida; a sister-in-law, Lillian Morrow and her husband, James of Chelmsford; and a brother-in-law, Ronald LeBrun and his wife, Donna of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Harry Hulings of Westford.
ARES -- In Westford, January 15, 2014. Francis J. Ares Sr., of Chelmsford, aged 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine A. (LeBrun) Ares. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, on Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM, followed by his Funeral Service at the funeral home at 7:15 PM. Interment will be private. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to the
, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss Jr. Please visit Frank's online tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.
Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home - Lowell
122 Princeton Boulevard Lowell, MA 01851
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 19, 2014