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Francis X. Yasi

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Francis X. (Frank) Yasi, 92, died peacefully December 16, 2012 at his home in Franklin, Massachusetts at the Forge Hill Senior Living Community. He was the husband of the late Gilda (Montanaro) Yasi for 63 years until her death in 2010. Born in Swampscott, Massachusetts, August 26, 1920, the son of the late Daniel and Nettie (Natalie) Yasi, Mr. Yasi had lived in Lynn and Marshfield before moving to Venice, Florida where he lived for 29 years prior to moving to Franklin three years ago. Mr. Yasi served in the Navy during World War II attaining the rank of Aviation Gunnery Instructor Second Class. It was while in the Navy Mr. Yasi met his wife at the Quonset Point Naval Station in Rhode Island. Mr. Yasi along with his brother had owned and operated Preferred Pressroom Products in Peabody. He later became a real estate broker for the Jack Conway Company in Marshfield and also worked in real estate sales in Florida for a time. He is survived by his sons Ken Yasi and his wife Cheryl of Hull and Dan Yasi and his wife Judy of Medway. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Paul, Katherine, Emily and Lauren Yasi of Medway. He was the brother of the late Charles, Joseph and Theodore Yasi. His funeral Mass was held on Saturday December 22, 2012 in St. Marys Church Franklin at 10:00 AM. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. The Yasi family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Forge Hill Senior Living Community for the care, love, and support they have provided over the past three years. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO BOX 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin. www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com)

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 19 to Dec. 26, 2012
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