Frank J. Thissell, III, 67
LANCASTER - Frank J. Thissell, III, died Monday, April 12, 2021, in Clinton Hospital, after a period of declining health. He was 67, and had spend his last days at home, surrounded by the love and care of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen A. (Lane) Thissell; their children: Jacob Thissell of Washington, D.C., and Krystin Thissell, and her partner, Christian Parry, of Lancaster; two grandchildren: Olivia and Mason Parry; his mother, Jacqueline E. (Sipes) Thissell, of Billerica; three siblings: Jacqueline M. Thissell and her companion, Paul, of Haverhill, Eric A. Thissell and his companion, Marcia, of Billerica, and Catherine T. Thissell, and her husband, Tom, of Acton. He was predeceased by his father, Frank J. Thissell, Jr., a brother, Clifford V. Thissell, a sister, Suzanne E. Thissell, and an infant brother, Robert Thissell.
Frank was born in Chelsea and raised in Stoughton and Billerica. He was a graduate of Billerica High School and earned a certification in electronics from a technical school.
He met the love of his life, Karen, while both were employed at the former Digital Equipment Corp., where he worked for 13 years. He then spent several years doing consultation work, before accepting a position with IPG Photonics, Oxford, in 2004, where he remained until retiring at the end of 2020. He was a long-time resident of Lancaster.
An accomplished candlepin bowler, Frank enjoyed fishing, golfing, and gardening; spending time in nature, enjoying the solitude of the outdoors. He was a logical thinker, with a mechanical mind, who loved cooking delicious meals for his family.
Frank's funeral will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Please go directly to the church. In accordance with current guidelines, the use of facemasks and the practice of social distancing will be required. Burial will be private. There are no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the Thissell family suggests that memorial donations be made to Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, 3 Patterson Rd., Suite 3, Shirley, MA 01464. Arrangements are under the care and direction of McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton. www.mcnallywatson.com
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 17, 2021.