FRAMINGHAM – Francis “Frank” Arthur Bellefeuille, 85, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away peacefully at Suncoast Hospice Care Center on September 2, 2021, after an eight month battle with Leukemia.
Born in Berlin, NH on September 2, 1936, he was the son of Thomas and Charlotte (Nichols) Bellefeuille.
Frank attended Notre Dame High School in Berlin NH, and furthered his education at the University of New Hampshire where he attained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1958.
He served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Guided Missile Command at Fort Bliss Texas from 1958-1960.
Using the G.I. Bill, he earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management at Northeastern University in 1969.
He was later employed as a missile design engineer by the Raytheon Company for 32 years until he retired in 1995. His greatest work accomplishment was being the lead engineer for the missile borne guidance computer in the patriot missile.
In 1963, he married Patricia Marie (Murray). They lived between Framingham and Harwich, as well as Bonita Springs, FL for 50 years before she passed away in 2013.
Frank’s greatest joys were watching his sons’ sporting events and coaching in the Framingham Youth Hockey Program. He was a fixture at Framingham’s Loring Arena for more than 25 years serving on both the youth’s program board of directors as well as the Perini Ice Hockey Tournament Committee.
He also loved spending time with his entire family at his summer home in Harwich, Cape Cod. His favorite activities included going clamming with his sons, catching crabs with his nephews & nieces, riding on Uncle Victor’s boat, working on his immaculate yard which included a vegetable garden, and traveling to all the historic sites on Cape Cod with his grandson Brooks. Later in life, he enjoyed traveling the world with Brenda Frawley.
He is survived by his sister, Jean Boivin (Bellefeuille); his four Sons, Francis J. Bellefeuille and wife Jacqui (Hebden), grandchildren Brooks and Grace; Michael E. Bellefeuille and wife Mary (Valera), granddaughter Michaela; Brian T. Bellefeuille and wife Elaine (Pfrang), grandchildren Austan, Brennen, and Isabella; Blake A. Bellefeuille and wife Lindsey (Goode), grandsons Patrick and Aiden; nephews David Bellefeuille, Paul Bellefeuille, Charl Bellefeuille; nieces Cynthia Boivin, Andrea Boivin, and Jennifer Dupuis (Boivin). He is also survived by his girlfriend of 8 years, Brenda Frawley, of Pinellas Park, FL.
He was predeceased by siblings Rev. Albert Bellefeuille, Richard Bellefeuille, Robert Bellefeuille, & Christine Bellefeuille.
Family and friends will honor and remember Frank’s life by celebrating his Funeral Mass at St. Bridget’s Church, 832 Worcester Rd., Framingham on Friday morning September 24 at 10:30 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name, to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org
Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham.
For online tributes or to share a memory with Frank’s family, kindly visit www.mccarthyfh.com