Frank S. Lentine

Died: 2017-08-08
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-08-11 //// 5-8pm
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2017-08-12 /// 9am ( No Funeral Home Prior)
Service location: St. Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers, MA
Burial type: later date
Burial date:
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's name can be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Frank Salvatore Lentine, age 84, a longtime resident of Danvers, MA passed away peacefully at his home with family at his side on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was the loving husband of Beverly (Dodge) Lentine with whom he shared fifty–six years of marriage. Born in Winchester, MA on May 6, 1933, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Antoinette (Signorelli) Lentine. Frank was a graduate of Winchester High School and later graduated from Fitchburg Teachers College and Salem State College with a dual Masters Degree. Mr. Lentine was employed with the Town of Wilmington, MA in the Public School system for thirty-three years as an Industrial Arts teacher and later in the Guidance Department. Frank was the head coach at Wilmington High for the soccer program. He enjoyed traveling with Beverly around the world, biking, kayaking, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. Frank served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Danvers. Besides his wife Beverly, he leaves a daughter Robyn Donovan and her husband Jay of Germany, Mark Lentine and his wife Tish of Danvers. He was the grandfather to Quinn, Maia, Lucas, Hanna and Mitchell. Also leaving several nieces and nephews. His seven siblings predeceased him.


Frank was a great husband,dad,grandfather,teacher and friend who will be truely missed.RIP The Coans Estelle,Mark and Patrick
Mark and Tish, I am so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you both, to your Mom, and the kids, may he Rest In Peace ❤️ Fondly, Tim Staaf and Kim Donahue
Our condolences to the Lentine family and friends. My husband and I went to Wilmington HS (class of 65 and 66) in the years he was a teacher and remember him fondly. RIP Mr. Lentini.
Sorry for your loss Mark . It is a difficult time losing a parent . My condolences to you and your family !!!!
Our thoughts and prayers to your family at this time. Frank was a man of great faith and a role model in our community. Jim Sears and family
Dear Beverly, Mark & Robin, My heart aches with saddness over the passing of Frank. He holds a special place in my heart and always will. He was the true definition of a gentleman. My life has been enriched 100 times over by having him in it. We had a very special bond that I will forever be grateful for. I will always treasure him, all that I learned from him and the memories that we made. He has left an amazing footprint on our world. I wish for you all what Frank always wished me, Peace and God's Blessing Love ans Sympathy, Janet
My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your families at this time. My heart is broken and will mourn for your loss, I truly admired and loved this man, he had the greatest influence on my life and others of whom we all had this in common with Mr.Lentine. Rarely do those who teach, ever get to know the impact, every time I would revisit him at Wilmington HS, he thanked me again and again for thinking of him and returning to report on my family and career. I hope to have the same profound effect on at least one person in my life as he has done for me. Sincerely, Robert L Marsolini Class of 1982
My condolences to Beverly, Robyn, Mark, and Family. I played soccer for Frank at Wilmington High School. He was loved by all. John & Shelley Lippiello.
As my soccer coach at Wilmington High School (class of 1973) 'Coach' taught me how to be a leader and how to challenge myself. He played a huge role in shaping my character and for that I remain ever greatful. RIP Coach Bob Swisher
Frank was a caring and dedicated educator. Anyone who was lucky enough to have him for a teacher or just lucky enough to have known him...was truly enriched in their lives. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest in Peace Mr. Lentine Judson Miller Former student from WHS Class of 1987 and former member Wilmington School Committee
Dear Beverly, Mark and Robyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was a wonderful role model for us all. He was someone I will always remember as a gentleman who made everyone he met feel special. His legacy is the family he helped raise. God bless Frank and his family. Joe Toner
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr. Lentine was my very first soccer coach back in 1969 at Wilmington High School. He was a great coach and wonderful person. He taught us all to be respectful of everyone. I'm sure he will be missed. John Kalkanajian (Class of 1970)
To Mr. Lentine's Family, There are people in your life that teach you outside of the curriculum. Mr Lentine did just that. I sent him a note a while back thanking him for the lessons he taught me and that he was a mentor of mine. I'm sorry for your loss and hope all the wonderful memories carry you through. John John Foley, Jr. Wilmington High School - Class of 1978
Frank Lentine was one of a kind! He was always so loving, personable and full of energy. Every time you saw him he greeted you with a big smile and a warm hug. He will be sorely missed but his spirit and passion for life will always live on. Karen "Kaz" Gerrior-Mariani
To the Family of Frank Lenin. Sorry for your loss, he was truly one of the good guys, he was my printing instructor all four years of high school, an amazing teacher, cared for all his students, he spoke well of his family back then, ecspecially of his son Mark play football at BU, very proud of that, he to wanted to be keep inform of our activities after school wether it was Football,Basketball, or Baseball, he was a Wildcat, The Big Guy will be missed,so sorry to all of the Lentine's, Mike Woods Class of 85
Mrs. Coach, Mark, and Robin. Coach, Dad, Husband. I had Frank for Graphic Arts teacher everyday for half the day, then most of the afternoon and evening with the guys on the field for practice and games. I spent at the time, more time with Coach than I did with my own folks. He was the best roll model one could have. Without his help and guidance, I probably would have ended up in jail. He was stern, but gentle. Tough, but caring, but most of all he loved, and was loved. To me he was the best, period. Thank you Coach, God bless. Buda class of 1974.
I offer my condolences to Beverly, Mark, Robyn, Tish, extended family and friends. As our soccer coach, Mr. Lentine taught us respect for the sport, for our school, student body, opponents, officials and most importantly for self. He taught us to establish a goal and he instilled in us the will to expend the extra effort and to work as both an individual and as part of a team to achieve that goal. Equally importantly, he taught us how to accept a setback and graciously acknowledge our opponents victory. We didn't have to like losing; but we did have to be sportsmanlike...and he expected us to assess the cause for that setback, to re-double our efforts and to take the steps necessary to correct. Mr. Lentine's efforts were not focused solely on his soccer players. I saw him take a strong interest in and guide many other students in his classroom, in the school corridors and on the school grounds. Mr. Lentine led and taught by both words and example. The latin root for education is educos, meaning to draw out. He saw the best in us, something we may not have known was there and he found a way to draw it out of us. We don't get many Frank Lentine's in our lives and I am thankful that he was in mine. Grazie mille Dinah. Matt Donnelly
Dear Beverly and Family, We love you dearly...... I for one met Frank and you when I married Sharon, that was twenty years ago. Frank and I had instant affinity after finding out Frank went to Fitchburg College and I came from a small town of Lancaster next to Fitchburg. We have had so many beautiful and fond memories of being your friends and especially our trip to Paris / Normandy! Thank you Frank for introducing me to your friend and fellow classmate Ray Wipple-(6man-football,Hamilton). Frank had a loving, caring, and most premeating spirt. Sharen T. and Conrad Gozewski
Beverly,Robyn, Mark and family: When I first saw Franks passing in the paper I was shocked about his passing. But when I saw your family video it was beautiful. Your family has so many beautiful memories. When I came up to Mass. once in awhile, I would bump into Frank at John Doyle insurance agency. He would say hi Ken give me big smile and a huge. Frank will always be remembered as a wonderful person, a loving husband and a great father. I wish I could be there to see all of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. My personal mass on Saturday I will offer up for Frank. I am going to watch a beautiful video again of your family. Ken Nickerson
Mrs. Lentine, Mark, Robyn & Family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Coach Lentine. Not only was he my Graphic Arts teacher and soccer coach but he was a mentor and friend. He was tough on us but in a good way. I spent many hours outside of class & soccer hanging in his classroom. He always had an open door policy and was eager to listen & give advice. I will always remember his big smile, firm handshake and him always calling me son! He truly was a father figure to many of us. He was the best teacher I ever had. RIP Coach! Jeff Cote - Class of '76.
Next to the Lentine grandchildren, I think Drew and I are the luckiest kids to have run the streets of Danvers in a long time. Growing up next-door to Frank and Bev has been such a blessing; you just don't find neighbors like that. A once-in-a-lifetime man, was Frank, and a once in a lifetime couple did Frank and Bev make. There was nothing like being greeted in the front lawn with a big hug, a big kiss and a bigger smile as Frank yelled ''Cara!'', usually followed by some soccer advice and a lifetime's worth of encouragement. I will always be grateful to have received Frank's love and have grown up so close to such a kind, compassionate man. All my love to Bev, Mark, Tish, Robyn, Jay and all the grandkids, and thanks for sharing Frank with us for all these years! -Cara Moholland
Our condolences to the Lentine family. Mr Lentine it was my great honor and pleasure to have known you. Your enormous hand shake and soul reaching hug will never leave me. To those who will inevitably follow you. may they be so lucky as to have you greet them at the gates of heaven. Love Scott and Maryann
Always remembering Uncle Frankie greeting me with big hugs and lots of love. My condolences to my cousins, Mark and Robyn and their families and to Beverly....knowing that our lives were touched so profoundly by such a unique, kind and loving man leaves me to feel He will always be with us. Love Marie Lentine
My deepest condolences to the Lentine family and to all who knew him. I thought for a few days of what to write and I came to realize I couldn't sum it up in a few sentences. Mr. Lentine was such a big influence in my life, I have mentioned him quite often over the years. He went well beyond being my Graphics Art teacher of 4 years. When I first met him as a freshman I was very intimidated by his stern look and tone of (do not make me repeat myself). He demanded respect and gave it fully in return. Looking back the fact he was able to keep it together "most the time" dealing with teenagers in mostly a shop atmosphere is remarkable. His schooling went well beyond the walls of WHS, he taught many of life lessons and always emphasized family and love. He was never afraid to share emotion. I'll never forget his looks of anger and I saw it enough, but I also often saw his look of ya you finally got it you big lug, which lead to come here big guy and that tight gripped handshake and his strong hug. He was easy to get along with once a respect level was there. He didn't treat everyone the same and he years later explained to me. I can't treat all the same, some you have to mold at a different level and some you can be tough with. He was very good at knowing which means to take. When I later became a father I thought of the life lessons Mr. Lentine passed on, both my kids required different parenting. I would stop by and visit with him after I graduated and would chuckle when I saw the stern look given to newbie. He was such a kind and giving man and all who got to know him as a teacher, neighbor and friend all know this. Your picture video was awesome, it was obvious how much he loved his family. Although I haven't seen him in 20 years or so since he retired, I still think of him often and his passing hit me harder than I expected. Mr. Lentine was far more than a HS teacher. Respectfully, Bobby Lanzillo WHS '85
It is with sadness to hear of Uncle Frank's passing. My deepest condolences go out to the family. Frank was a huge influence in my life from a very young age. I will always remember his kindness and happy-go-lucky attitude, the way he took a personal interest in my life, who taught me so much. His inspiration helped me be who I am today. He will be missed dearly, but never forgotten. -David Sarapina
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Frank. Our most heartfelt condolences to Beverly, Mark & Tish, Robyn & Jay and their families. We have been extremely blessed to have Frank and Beverly as our neighbors for almost thirty years, when as first time homeowners we moved into the neighborhood. Frank always had the solutions and fixes for any and all of our home issues. We can’t forget the day when Frank wasted no time to drag his ladder to jump our six foot fence to open the door from inside when we were locked out. The street will not be the same with the loss of Frank which leaves a void that can never be filled. We will always miss you Frank – Villoo and Abhijit Banerjee

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