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Francis X. Livingstone

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Francis X. Livingstone, age 79, of Plymouth, formerly of Yarmouth, Quincy and Dorchester, died Wednesday, Octo. 2, 2013, at the Newfield House in Plymouth. Born in Dorchester in 1933, Frank graduated from Dorchester High School for Boys in 1951, where he was an all-star football player. Frank volunteered and proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, sailing on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany as an aerial photographer making aerial maps. After being honorably discharged Frank began his career at New England Telephone - Local 2222 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where he worked for 42 years. He started as a lineman and rose through the ranks to the job of toll test man. Frank lived in Quincy for 35 years and enjoyed walking and biking along Wollaston Beach. After retiring Frank moved to his favorite place on earth, Cape Cod. On the Cape you would often find Frank biking the Cape Cod Canal, taking ferry trips to Nantucket, exploring the many beaches, taking in plays and musicals, painting landscapes, traveling to new places, walking the mall and having coffee with his many friends at the bookstore. Frank's retirement years were very active, he had many part-time jobs to keep him busy, limo driver, National Seashore attendant, hotel desk clerk, town DPW truck driver, to name a few. However his most rewarding job was volunteering at St. Pius X in Yarmouth with the Parish Ministry. Frank enjoyed helping those in the parish who were no longer able to drive by driving them to doctor and hospital appointments. He served as a eucharist minister and visited with the home bound. Frank was member of the Knights of Columbus and a life member of Disabled American Veterans-Hyannis Chapter. Frank enjoyed Genealogy research, especially finding out how his ancestors came to America from Scotland and Ireland. His other hobbies were wood carving, travel and landscape painting. Affectionately known as Papa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he always enjoyed wrestling with them. Frank was married for 40 years to his former wife, the late Mary E. (Conroy), of Charlestown and Quincy. He was the devoted father of Kimberley Sinclair and her husband Michael of Plymouth and Karen McGrath of Quincy; grandfather of Michael McGrath and his wife Dawn of Weymouth, James McGrath and his wife Nicole of Quincy, Kelly Larson and her husband Jon of Sitka, Alaska and Daniel Sinclair of Plymouth; a loved great-grandfather of Connor, Ashley, Faye, Mary and Fiona; loving son of the late John and Martha Livingstone; brother of Stanley Livingstone and David Livingstone, the late John Livingstone and Paul Livingstone. Frank's family would like to thank the nurses, staff and management of Newfield House Nursing Home, Emeritus Senior Living, Cranberry Hospice and the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, also Kathy Balent, RN, Dr.Joel Hass and Dr. David Grace. You have the family's heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful care you gave their Dad. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. at Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court Street, Plymouth. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter's Church, 86 Court Street, Plymouth, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 9 a.m. Burial will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive Hyannis, MA 02601, in memory of Frank Livingstone. For more info and online guest book, please visit www.cartmellfuneralhome. com.

Published in Old Colony Memorial from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, 2013
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