Frank Thomas Massey, Sr.

July 22, 1954 ‒ November 30, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Frank Thomas Massey, Sr. passed away Monday, November 30, 2015 in his Mansfield residence following a sudden illness. He was 61.

He was born July 22, 1954 in Montclair, New Jersey to parents Frank Thomas, Sr. & Shirley Natalie (Turull) Massey. After he was graduated from Falmouth High School, he furthered his education by attending Cape Cod Community College. He met and married his wife, Patty, and in 1987 they moved the family to the Mansfield area.

Frank was self-employed as the owner and operator of Cardinal Floor Sanding. He enjoyed working with his father and later his son in the family business. In spare time, Frank loved playing tennis, golfing with his sons, and taking cruises.  When he played with his grandkids he didn’t care how goofy he looked, they had a ball together and he loved them to pieces.

Frank was an avid, lifelong YANKEES fan! He also liked the Beatles, gummy bears and club soda. His friends and family will remember him as a hardworking and giving man who had a big heart.

Frank was a member of Ontario Christian Fellowship.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Massey of Mansfield; four sons and a daughter: Frank Thomas Massey, Jr. of Mansfield, Joseph Thomas & Jennifer Massey of Delaware, James Thomas & Laura Massey of Cincinnati, Rachel Dawn & Jeremy Armstrong of Ontario, and Paul Thomas Massey & Bri Elais of Mansfield; thirteen grandchildren Julia, Jack, Jocelyn, Jane, Anna, Grace, Luke, Aiden, Harper, Brynn, Madison, Alexander, and Benjamin; three siblings: Francine (Dan) Manningham, Edwin James (Adele) Massey, and Christine “Candy” (Gregory “Fitz” Fitzgerald) Reynolds; a dear friend Art Haring; a special nephew, Daniel Freeburn, along with numerous other nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; extended family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by an infant brother Frank James Massey, Jr.

Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Ave, Mansfield, OH 44904). A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Ontario Christian Fellowship (636 Lexington-Springmill Rd S, Mansfield, OH 44906) Dan Manningham and Art Haring will officiate.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Frank’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at


  • Deepest sympathy from the Carlton’s in Cincinnati to the Massey family. Frank was such a fun, friendly guy and will be missed dearly.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers & if you ever need anything, please let us know. Love to you Joe & Jen & all of your family.

  • Jim & I are so very sorry for your loss. May God give all the family peace & the strength to endure the days ahead.
    Please know Patty,Racheal as well as all the family that you are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Margaret & Jim Edmundson

  • A dear friend who touched so many people bringing joy to their lives. My thoughts are with all of you. Frank loved to share about his devotion of his family.

  • I will miss Frank – his work ethic and his friendship. I am a fortunate person to have known him since he came to Mansfield. I will pray for Patty and his family. Thank God for his grace!

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember that Frank was so kind. He could make you laugh even in the midst of so much dust while sanding floors. May God bless and comfort you by wrapping His arms around you during this time.

  • Patty & family -we are so saddened by the news that Frank has gone to be with the Lord. He was always helpful with the Playhouse youth theatre, and we remember the time he and Paul dressed like aliens for Halloween! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Love to all your friends and family.

  • Just heard the news, I really don’t know what to say, I am praying for your family, in this most difficult time, Frank was a great guy, loved his family, we spent hours and hours at the old YMCA playing basketball, he always had a smile on his face. I know Frank loved the Lord, we had a lot of good heart talks. Patty and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • I am very sorry for the loss of Frank. My condolences go to his family. Frank always had a smile at our meetings. He was a friend that I will miss. My prayers go out to the family. He will be missed.

  • We are very sorry for your loss. We always thought of Frank as being kind and compassionate to others, and a wonderful, hardworking, man. You are in our prayers for peace and understanding. God Bless!

  • Patty and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Frank always had a smile on his face. May God comfort and give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Praying for all of you.

  • We remember Frank with the fondest of memories; so genuine and caring and fun. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Patty and Family, My mother Karen and I send our condolences to all of you. Many years of knowing Frank back when he lived here in Falmouth. A very nice man taken too soon. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Frankie, You were my childhood friend who would come every summer to visit your sister Candy, in up-state N.Y, a little town called Saugerties! All of us Vedder girl’s couldn’t wait to see you, we thought of you as our boyfriend. I remember the summer of 1972 when Lisa & I piled 7 of us in Candy’s Volkswagon and off we would go and visit the Massey in Cape Cod. That summer was the best and “Maggie May” brings me back in time. Your infectious smile, voice, and laughter remains in my heart forever. I love you Frankie and you have a special place in my broken heart. <3 O:) <3

  • A note from Joe Massey’s work family. Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and the entire Massey family.

    The staff of:
    Wagenbrenner Development
    Urban Innovations

  • I said the sinners,prayer and got saved in the basement of the masseys house in 1975.
    The news of Frank’s death is a sadness I am sure for the family, but heaven received one of her own.
    To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.

  • Patty, I pray for you all at this difficult time . I know you have had such grief lately,and I wish I could do something to help you. I will continue to hold you all up in prayer.

  • I’m sad to hear of Frank’s death. I received the Lord in his parent ‘ s home in Falmouth. We used to attend house church together in the late 70s. Peace and comfort to the family

  • Dear Patty and family,
    Frank was such a special guy, he had a winning personality and was loved by all who knew him. Losing someone is hard, someone as special as Frank even harder. God blessed him greatly, and how wonderful that he left behind such a wonderful wife and children and those very special grandchildren! What a legacy! Thank you Lord for sharing him with us for awhile. we will forever be grateful for having known and worked with Frank. Everytime I step on my floors I will think of him! What a mastercraftsman. He is probably reflooring heaven as I write this. God bless you Patty, you are blessed by such a loving family and oh so many friends! Peace in Christ to you and yours, and if you ever need a thing i am at your disposal.

    Love and blessings from the Quicks

  • I want to give my condolences to his family, especially his children and grandchildren, Mr. Massey was a nice, kind person and a great landlord… He loved the Lord.

  • I’ve had the honor of knowing Frank for the past several years, both as a tenant and a friend. He was encouraging and always light of heart, speaking words of faith whenever he felt the need.
    I will always remember him as a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus; someone who had a giving attitude of thanksgiving and a heart as big as Texas…a man true to his word; someone that possessed both honor and integrity. He was a wonderful landlord…always asking what he could do for others, and immediately taking care of any problem, no matter how small or big, with great attention to detail.
    May you, his family, realize that your loss is God’s gain.

  • I’ve known Frank for several years now; I met him in 2008 when I was looking for a rental in Mansfield. He immediately impressed me as a genuinely “nice guy”. And that first impression just got better over time. Frank was a wonderful landlord, always ready and willing to help and take care of things with a wonderful attention to detail. And if I was ever “down” or “blue”, he would cheerfully give words of wisdom and shared his faith in the Lord with me. As a member of the Body of Christ, I really appreciated the fellowship.
    I can say that there are few fellows in the world today that are as solid as Frank; his heart was the size of Texas and his care for his fellow man gave people hope.
    Our loss is certainly God’s gain.