Obituaries

Francis T. Valeriani

Died: 2018-02-25
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH
Viewing date: 2018-03-04 / 2-5pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2018-03-05 / 10am
Service location: St. Agnes Parish, Middleton
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2018-03-05
Cemetery: Oakdale
Contributions: Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 15 Mt Carmel Rd, Danvers, MA 01923
Obituary:  



If you didn’t know him during his 78 years then you missed out on someone very special in this life. He was known around Middleton as, dad, papa, friend, that funny kind caring man Frank or Mr. V, or the bread delivery man. But most affectionately he was known as “my loving husband” by his heartbroken wife of 56 years, Roberta Valeriani, and “dad” to his children, Laurie Kupreance, Teresa O’Brien and husband Tom, Francis Valeriani and wife Lisa, Vicki Millea and husband Joe, Dawn MacArthur and husband Bob and Scott Valeriani. To those who did not have the opportunity to experience his kindness, generosity, and nurturing selflessness his name was Francis Thomas. He is survived by 16 grandchildren, Shawna, Kerri, Gary, Joey, Cody, Shawn, Timmy, Christopher, Tommy, Kelsey, Alexa, Nicole, Taylor, Kaylie, Cassie, Alyssa and 4 great grandchildren JD, Layla, Jason and Breanna. It was not in his plans to leave us so abruptly last Sunday morning, February 25th He would not want us to cry for him but rather take a moment to do a random act of kindness and think of him with a smile. He will be greatly missed. Francis was born in Malden, grew up in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School before moving to Middleton to raise his family. In his later years, he worked part-time for Cunningham Engineering always keeping them on their toes and making them laugh. His greatest achievements were fatherhood and love for his family. He had a love for food, cooking (mostly making a mess in the kitchen), camping and snowmobiling and most importantly spending time with his family. He was the oldest of 3 children to the late Francis and Adeline (Burke) Valeriani. He is survived by his brother Neil Valeriani and wife Selena of Topsfield. He was the brother of the late Karen Piazzo and her surviving husband Jim and loving uncle to many nieces and nephews We welcome family and friends to attend and offer their respects for such a wonderful man at Mackey Funeral Home,128 S. Main St., Middleton, MA on Sunday, March 4th, 2-5 p.m. Funeral service on Monday at St Agnes Church 10 a.m. Interment will be located at Oak Dale Cemetery in Middleton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s name to Discalced Carmelite Nuns can be sent to 15 Mount Carmel Road Danvers, MA 01923.

ONLINE CONDOLENCES BELOW:

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Gordon and I send our prayers and healing thoughts to the Valeriani family. Love, Tamara and Gordon Andersen
Seems like yesterday we were watching the kids (Frankie, Lawrence and Jim Glynn) play hockey and grow up. It was always a pleasure to chat up and get a perspective on life or the reffs. Larry Glynn
So sorry for you and your family. We love Nicole, she is a friend of my daughter, Olivia, at UNCW. Our prayers go out to all of your family💔 Lisa Davis and family, Dunn NC
Our thoughts go out to the whole family. So sorry for you loss. Dean and Sarah Luscomb and boys. ❤️
Frank, Lisa, Tommy, Nicole and family So very sorry for your loss. Sending you love and prayers. May your family, friends, and wonderful memories sustain you during this very difficult time.
To my wonderful, loving Aunt Berta and Family, Uncle Frankie was all those things in his obituary and more. I have so many wonderful memories of him as I was growing up.I remember your wedding day when you let me be your flower girl. I was so very proud to wear that beautiful pink dress and walk down the aisle in church. I remember going to the drive-in where Uncle Frankie worked on Saturday nights. Charlie & I would watch the movie with you Aunt Berta and at intermission we would all go to the concession stand and Uncle Frankie would let us pick out anything we wanted. I would always get Rolos candy. We looked forward to those Saturday nights all week long. You also took us to Fairs and let us have sleepovers at your house. I remember you bought me my very first Barbie doll which I cherished. You two were the best Aunt & Uncle any kid could ever ask for. All those wonderful memories have stayed with me all these years. Please know that my heart goes out to all of you at this very sad and difficult time. Heaven has surely gained a new angel. Love to all of you, Donna
To Frankie, Lisa and family: We are so sorry for your loss. The words you used to describe your father were beautiful and we will pay it forward by doing a random act of kindness in his honor. Love always Auntie Theresa and Christine 🙏❤️
My deepest condolences to you and your entire family.
Lisa and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I hope, in time, you find peace in your wonderful memories of dad. Stacey Conway
Roberta and family, Please accept our sympathy on your terrible loss. May you all find the strength to cope with you loss through all the good memories you all share of him. John & Pat Valeriani
So much love and kind thoughts to you and your family, Scott. He sounds like a wonderful man and if he was anything like you probably always smiling and ready to help everyone around him, our hearts are with you. Siv and Kiri Smith
Berta & Family, I remember our childhood days with the Valeriani cousins in Medford. Frank was always so happy & kind to everyone. What a great smile! He never lost that joyful spirit in spite of health issues. He certainly left his mark on this universe & it is a better place because he was here. Cherish your memories. Nancy & Frank Scanzani
Roberta and family, Although we didn't see each other very often I remember Frank as happy and easy going , no matter the circumstances. Your family is a wonderful tribute to a life well lived and may you find strength and comfort in each other in the days ahead. Marie&Greg Carlile
My family's thoughts and prayers are with your entire family in your time of loss. Although words cannot accurately express how sorry we are, we hope that you all being together celebrating your Father, will help provide some comfort and help you to see what an amazing life he built and the amazing legacy he leaves behind!! So very sorry for your loss!!!!
So very sorry for your loss. It was wonderful to meet our extended family and Frank at the Valeriani reunion several years ago. It was so great to get to know him. He was definitely our family member! Although we are thousands of miles apart, we always thought about our East Coast cousins and wondered how our lives would be different if we had lived closer. Our hearts go out to you now. Frank looked so much like my father, Pat Valeriani, his uncle. Wish we had gotten to see him more often. Please know you have an entire extension of family in Oregon who are thinking of you now, and pray you may find peace in your loving family. Sincerely, your Oregon Valeriani Family, Donna Mansfield, Gary Valeriani and Patrice Tucker and their families.
Frankie was a wonderful man and uncle and will be missed by the many people who had the pleasure of meeting him. Our hearts go out to our Aunt Roberta and our cousins. We had so many great times together in our early years and these memories will never leave us. Wish the family much strength during this difficult time. Love, Tom and Bev
Terri, Tom, Chris & Kelsey - we are so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of your dad bring you comfort in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy, David & Lisa Emma
My condolences to the Valeriani family. I fondly remember Frank, when I was a young boy. His wit and humor always made my dad laugh. He was truly a joyful man. I have so many great memories of you all. Take care and God bless. Dan Whipple, Wallingford Vermont

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