Frank Thomas Massey, Sr.
July 22, 1954 ‒ November 30, 2015
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 SnyderFuneralHomes.com