Frank Gordon
Badger Funeral Home of Littleton
Littleton, MA
Frank "Jim" Gordon, 97, longtime resident of Littleton, passed away on July 20th, 2021 at the Lifecare Center of Nashoba Valley, after a valiant fight against cancer. Jim was born in Waltham on May 16, 1924 to Frank and Ella Gordon. Jim was predeceased by his wife Gwendolyn Campbell Gordon and his son Scott. Jim is survived by his daughter Jill "Holly" and her husband Jim Calder; three beloved grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Akari, Katherine Calder Mitchell and her husband Michael Mitchell and Michael Patrick Calder. He derived great joy from his two great grandchildren: Karin (age five) and Senan (age two). Jim served in World War II with the 303rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 97th Infantry Division. He developed a fascination for aircraft as a liaison pilot. He crossed Europe through France and Germany and helped liberate a concentration camp. He later served in the Pacific Theater of War and was part of the occupation of Japan. Jim was a safety engineer. He enjoyed traveling to many clients and identifying and solving safety problems. Jim had a great passion for wolves and supported several wolf rescue organizations. He loved to laugh and played many pranks on beloved family and friends. Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Jim for a period of visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on July 23rd in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 24th in the Littleton Congregational Church, UCC, 330 King Street, Littleton. Interment with US Army honors will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, New Estate Road, Littleton. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Jim's name can be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA. 02215 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA. 02114. Arrangements are under the care of Badger Funeral Home, A Life Celebration Home, Littleton. To share a memory or to offer a condolence, please visit:
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Badger Funeral Home
347 King Street, Littleton, MA
Congregational Church of Littleton
330 King Street, Littleton, MA
Westlawn Cemetery
7 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA
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Dear Holly and Family, I am so sorry to hear your Dad, Jim, passed away. He was one of Henry and my favorite friends. A funny wonderful man who provided us with many laughs and good times. Love, Barbara
Barbara Whitcomb
August 8, 2021
So many wonderful memories of the fun times the two families shared with each other. The camping trips... the evenings spent listening to your dad and mine singing and playing guitar together. Especially Frank's rendition of Sloop John B. He sure loved that song given how often he sang it!! Holly, this is what we will carry forward... and remember in the years to come. Both Frank and Gwen will be missed... the smiles, the laughter. The joys shared will warm the heart whenever they are thought of. My deepest sympathies and condolences. May God watch over and bless you and yours with His comfort and peace.
Beverley Arbuckle
Family Friend
July 22, 2021
Goodbye my dear friend. I will miss you and our chats about the war, your travels everywhere and Gwen. You are a great man and friend. Rest in peace. Cindy Aldridge Littlleton, MA To Jim's family I am so sorry for your loss.
Cynthia Aldriidge
July 22, 2021
I was blessed to have met Jim when I joined Tahattawan Lodge in 2017. As we talked at dinners before Lodge it turned out Jim and my father served in the 3rd Army in Europe in WWII. Jim flew the observation plane and my father drove a truck for the field artillery. Listening to Jim tell stories and the good nature banter with his dear friends was a joy. He will be missed but fondly remembered. Rest in Peace my Brother your work here is done, job well done.
Stephen Rogg
July 22, 2021
I am deeply saddened at the loss of my dear friend and brother, Jim Gordon. Sitting in a Mason's Lodge next to Jim, was not without mention of his beloved, "Lodge of the Yukon Seals", and of course, his lovely Gwen. He will always be remembered by all who have ever met him.
William Harland,Sr.
July 21, 2021
Dear Holly and family, Mr. Gordon was a beloved and favorite customer of the Littleton Office of Main Street Bank. The staff is heartbroken that he has passed, but we are happy he is no longer in any pain. I will miss the many times he came to see me for one reason or another, and I greatly enjoyed our talks. He was a fine man and a better human being! RIP, Mr. Gordon! We love you, Maria & the Littleton Staff
Maria Nephew
July 21, 2021
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