Frank P. Conte, of Millis, died Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2013, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a lengthy illness. He was 66. The son of the late Patrick and Frances (Rubano) Conte, he was born in Brookline and resided in the Oak Square section of Brighton through his early childhood. As a boy his family moved to Natick where he was raised and educated through his formative years. He was a graduate of Natick High School. Graduating with his degree in History from Worcester State College he went on to attain his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Framingham State College. Mr. Conte taught Earth Sciences and I.P.S. at the Coolidge Junior High School in Natick, Natick High School and Wellesley Middle School. He was a Basketball Coach at the Coolidge School and a Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer Coach at Natick High School and the Rivers Country Day School. He was a member of the Natick, the Wellesley and the Massachusetts Teachers Associations. From 1984 to 1990, Mr. Conte was the Branch Manager of the Boston area for Entertainment Publications and went on develop his own company, Gold Card Advertising which he operated through the mid 1990s. He loved playing soccer and continued to do so for as long as his health would allow. He was instrumental in the founding of the Natick Soccer Club and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Mr. Conte is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan J. (Deer) Conte, his daughter, Jessica Lynne Conte of Framingham, his son, Matthew P. Conte of San Francisco, CA and his sister, Catherine Forman of Palm Desert, CA. He is also survived by his uncles, cousins and extended family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Resurrection in celebration of Franks life on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Millis. Visiting hours will be held at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve Street, Millis, Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to the Natick VNA, Attn: Development Office, 209 West Central St., Natick, MA 01760 or Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 165 Cambridge St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 Please visit www.roberts-mittchell.com for guest book and further information.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Mar. 24, 2013